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A 29-year-old female asked:

My one yr old little girl has a small pea sized hard bump under the skin. there is no irritation with it just a bump. just makes me nervous. any ideas?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Consider consult.: The quickest and most accurate way to get a diagnosis is to bring your daughter into your pediatrician. There are far to many choices of what this can be based on your description.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body & they are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph & remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest & grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further.Ask her doc if so.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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