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?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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