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21 mo old has a small bump on back of head, close to bottom of hair line, under skin. feels like a swollen blood vessel, soft, but doesn't seem to bother her when we gently touch it. no discoloration. we just noticed it when my hand brushed over it.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Likely lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter (pea sized) and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.What you describe is normal.If concerned review this with the kids doc.
Dr. Afshan Hameeduddin
Specializes in General Practice
Moniter: Likely cyst will not worry If it keeps enlarging in size ,needs to see physician
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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