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Baby Soft Spot Pulsating
Yes: A newborn's soft spot can often show slight pulsation. It is nothing to worry about. As long as your baby is otherwise well you can ignore this. ...Read more
Lymphnode: I am asked about this all the time! in most instances these are small lymph nodes overlying the posterior skull and have no medical significance. The simplest solution is to ask your pediatrition to examine the area to rule out any serious pathology ; this could include reactive nodes secondary to a scalp condition and more generalized abnormalities of the lymphatic system. ...Read more
3wk old baby has what seems to be a dimple at the top middle of her forehead near soft spot. More prominent when she furrows her forehead. Normal?
See doctor: Your doctor can look at it and see if it is normal or not. Chances are it is normal. ...Read more
Yes: The soft spot is are region of the skull where the bones are not yet developed but will grow in with time. Major blood channels are located in this region, and the area will pulsate with the heart beat and with breathing in a normal manner. In cases of severe brain pressure the soft spot can bulge and the pulsing may stop. This becomes a serious problem that needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more
My 10 year old daughter has a small painless red spot above her front tooth that bleeds when brushing?
Needs to be examined: Very, very difficult to diagnose without a visual and a radiograph. Was the tooth ever traumatized? Does it have a deep restoration? These questions need to be answered before a diagnosis can be rendered. See a local dentist who can actually examine your daughter. No pain does not mean no problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard painless bump on hard palate. Shrinks during night. Pushing on with tongue gets bigger. Same color as palate. Had 4 month. Scared. Not torus. :(?
Oral surgeon: Are you sure that it's not torus palatinus which is harmless? An oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist are best qualified to advise you. ...Read more
Anterior fontanelle: Should be easy to feel by gently touching with the soft part of the fingertips whether wet or dry. It usually closes at around a year of age, but the timing is quite variable. ...Read more
Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?
Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck & noticed because they are not buried deep in tissues or muscles like they are in the rest of the body. When stimulated by bug bites, skin irritation, vaccines or various infections they will enlarge for several weeks before returning to their resting size. ...Read more
Normal or not ?: Studies in the late 80's documented 2-4% of normal infants retain a detectable soft spot at 24mo. Persistence of this feature is common to medical conditions like hypothyroidism & a variety of named syndromes. If your child is growing & developing well, i see no need to worry over this issue. If there are developmental or other health issues, bring this to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more
Wife has small pea sized lump left breast, it's located on the inner side near the sternum, not quite in breast tissue, to me it feels like muscle knot. Shes pregnant. Mamo next week, worry?
Breast lump: If the lump is hard, the first step could be an ultrasound to determine if the lump is a cyst or a solid mass. If she is 40 weeks pregnant, waiting 1-2 more weeks until after the delivery is an appropriate course of action before doing a mammogram. It is most likely an enlarged milk duct or lymph node, but it is important to follow through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the bump-like bruise that appears reddish on my babys forehead whenever she stretch and cry?
3+wks sore spot on base of scalp by ear 4inchs long. Feels like bruise throbs& sometimes itches quarter size fluid filled spot. No redness. Dizzy now
Pebble smooth and semi-loose lump on left foot, above big toe metatarsal head. Not painful when lump is moved around. What is it?
What could a painful, hard, non movable lump on 9 month old sons left clavicle area be?? When X-ray shows normal 2 times??
Lump: It is probably an enlarged lymph node and likely benign. It could be a cyst of some kind, but thats less likely. Why was it xrayed twice? See your pediatrician. The baby should be examined for other "lumps" particularly in both axillae, groin, and opposite neck area. I would check the baby's CBC to make sure the white count wasn't ominous. ...Read more
pea sized bump near bikini line. Not visible,can feel the tiny ball mov around under fingers. Hasn't gon away ,It is painless.unless I stand 2 much.
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