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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 33 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.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 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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