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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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What could cause a painful lump on jaw (underside of chin)?

What could cause a painful lump on jaw (underside of chin)?

Lymph Node: A lot of poss answers to this & a lot depends on the characteristics it. There are a lot of areas of lymph nodes in the body (see pic) including in the "submandibular" space below the chin. This could be from your body fighting a viral or bacterial infection-which may need tx. If viral it will likely go away by itself. Could also be an abscess or other prob. If stays, red, warm, fever get checked ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful lump on jaw (underside of chin)?

What to do if I have painful lump on jaw (underside of chin)?

Oral surgeon: Could be something as simple as an abscess from an infected tooth, to a skin cyst, to a tumor. See an oral surgeon for diagnosis and suggestions about treastment. ...Read more

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What should I do to minimize the size of my swollen jaw lump that was created by my infected tooth?

What should I do to minimize the size of my swollen jaw lump that was created by my infected tooth?

See your dentist: See your dentist. He will prescribe antibiotics or drain the area. You will probably need root canal treatment. ...Read more

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Lump on jaw by ear appear 2 week after getting pneumonia. Now I feel better by the bump is rock hard and can move a little. Should I be worry.

Lump on jaw by ear appear 2 week after getting pneumonia. Now I feel better by the bump is rock hard and can move a little. Should I be worry.

Do not panic but..: ...See your doc as soon as you can. If it happened in the setting of an infection, it may be a reactive lymph node and it may take a while to go but I do not like your description of it being rock hard. Get a good exam. ...Read more

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Lump on jaw, no dental pain. Was the size of a pea but now a couple months later quarter sized. What could it be? Also feel pressure in jaw now.

Exam needed: It is time to see a dentist or oral surgeon and have this swelling evaluated and find the cause. There are many things that can cause this and the only way to find out is by a physical examination. Even without pain this area is growing and needs treatment. Do not wait any longer. ...Read more

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Palpable, visible, immoveable lump on jaw. No mass, but area of increased density on one CT image. No contrast. What could it be?

Palpable, visible, immoveable lump on jaw. No mass, but area of increased density on one CT image. No contrast. What could it be?

Bone cyst other: You have a palpable mass on the mandible or jaw. You had a CT scan without contrast and it showed increased density. You should continue to follow with your ENT doctor about the mass. They may order a panorex of the jaw. So long as the mass does not change in size and does not cause disfigurement then best to continue to observe. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain under left eye, cannot see head. Stye? Painful lump on jaw in front of ear. Related? Do I need to see a doctor?

Swelling and pain under left eye, cannot see head. Stye? Painful lump on jaw in front of ear. Related? Do I need to see a doctor?

Infection: Yes, you need to see a doctor as you may require an antibiotic. The swelling under your eye may be draining to a lymph node by your ear. Good Luck ...Read more

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Hard lump on jaw joint, felt through touching my cheek, level with bottom of earlobe, 2cm away, aching, always have swollen parotid gland. What could it be?

Hard lump on jaw joint, felt through touching my cheek, level with bottom of earlobe, 2cm away, aching, always have swollen parotid gland. What could it be?

Inflammation or mass: Possible explanations are an obstructed duct causing a tender area of swelling or a parotid tumor. 80% of, parotid tumors are benign. It is concerning that it aches as parotid cancers are more likely to be painful than benign masses. Recommend seeing ENT soon. ...Read more

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I Developed mouth sores last week and now the right side of my throat is sore. There is also pain under the right side of my jaw. Lump with white spot?

I Developed mouth sores last week and now the right side of my throat is sore. There is also pain under the right side of my jaw. Lump with white spot?

Examination: Any and all white (or red) mouth lesions require investigation. The source of your sores, lumps, & white spots has to be determined in order to arrive at the appropriate treatment. Please call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Rock- hard marble- sized lump on jaw line towards the neck and swollen mouth. Tongue feels like its being ripped open if moved. Any idea?

Rock- hard marble- sized lump on jaw line towards the neck and swollen mouth. Tongue feels like its being ripped open if moved. Any idea?

See dentist asap!: My idea would be to see your dentist asap! Find out what it is. Don't waste your time trying to have someone who can't see nor examine you try to guess as to what it is. ...Read more

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Yesterday my dentist told me I had small lumps around my lymph mode area. Under my jaw. Should I worry? They become swollen often since I was a child.

Yesterday my dentist told me I had small lumps around my lymph mode area. Under my jaw. Should I worry? They become swollen often since I was a child.

Lumps: Cannot tell without examination. Usually swollen lymph nodes indicate infection. You may want to be examined by either a specialist Oral Surgeon or a specialist Oral Pathologist. ...Read more

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Baby is 12m old and I just noticed little pea size lumps in her neck running up from her collar bone to jaw on both sides. She's not been ill recently.

Baby is 12m old and I just noticed little pea size lumps in her neck running up from her collar bone to jaw on both sides. She's not been ill recently.

Take child to doctor: What you describe may be lymph nodes which enlarge in response to an inflammation in parts of the body. It will be wise to let a physician take a look and determine the cause in this case. ...Read more

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My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. Is this normal?

My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. Is this normal?

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

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Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

No: Terminal meconium is just evidence baby went through a period of stress in labor.Whatever caused the stress might account for some of what you describe. The worst outcome from terminal meconium happens if they inhale the poo into their lungs and get pneumonia. ...Read more

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Hi my baby has a small lump near on her forehead but she never bumb her head I just notice it yesterday she's 10 months?

Hi my baby has a small lump near on her forehead but she never bumb her head I just notice it yesterday she's 10 months?

Watch and see: Most small bumps go away in a few days. Otherwise check with your pediatrician if not better. ...Read more

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My2mo baby girl having mild dandruff like white grains on her head. Obg says no chance of having dandruff for newborns. We live in kerala, hot n humid?

My2mo baby girl having mild dandruff like white grains on her head. Obg says no chance of having dandruff for newborns. We live in kerala, hot n humid?

Cradle cap: At this age, the problem you have is called cradle cap. Gentle shampooing every day with baby shampoo, with a little over the counter cortisone cream applied to the area afterwards, should help clear it up. ...Read more

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Child has lump on top of head in middle is it just where it fused together she is nearly 2?

Child has lump on top of head in middle is it just where it fused together she is nearly 2?

"metopic ridge": The skull is formed by five plates which move a little to allow the head to fit out at birth. There is a ridge or divot that runs from the top of the head toward the nose, called the metopic suture, at a joint between two of the plates. This sticks up a little in lots of children, prob a family trait. If her head is growing normally, it is prob ok--your doc can check and advise. ...Read more

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My child. Has a lump on top of her head in the middle, is it just where it fused. Together? She is nearly 2.

My child. Has a lump on top of her head in the middle, is it just where it fused. Together? She is nearly 2.

Most likely Yes, .: If the "lump" is a smooth ridge that extends from front to back and is mid-line, then yes, and you have nothing to worry about. If it is in any other direction, or is painful to touch is is shaped like a small ping pong ball, I would recommend you go to your doctor. ...Read more

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My baby has a soft moveable bean-like lump at the back of her head?

My baby has a soft moveable bean-like lump at the back of her head?

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

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I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should I worry?

I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should I worry?

Family practice: If he has stopped crying and is acting with normal sucking I wouldn't worry too much. Things like that will happen should be fine. ...Read more

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What are safe methods to avoid flat head syndrome in newborn baby?

What are safe methods to avoid flat head syndrome in newborn baby?

Tummy time...: In order to avoid flat head due to constant laying on back it is recommended to give tummy time to the baby while you are watching few times a day for a few minutes. Make sure you are closely supervising the baby and don't leave him (her) alone while the baby is on his (her) abdomen. When leaving the baby alone in his (her)crib ALWAYS put the baby to lay on back. ...Read more

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I've had a lump on the back of my head since a child, I did a MRI said I have a cyst but it's under the scalp, they said my brain ok I'm worried, stre?

I've had a lump on the back of my head since a child, I did a MRI said I have a cyst but it's under the scalp, they said my brain ok I'm worried, stre?

Now worries: A cyst under the skin is not in contact with the brain. In order to reach the brain it would have to go through the skull and many layers in between. It is harmless. ...Read more

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3 month old baby with one ear slightly slanted and lump on head above ear. What could this be? The other ear is straight.

3 month old baby with one ear slightly slanted and lump on head above ear. What could this be? The other ear is straight.

See pediatrician: Have your pediatrician take a look. It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine the area. ...Read more

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Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?

Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?

Appt time: The baby can have bacterial conjunctivitis, to nasolacrimal obstruction, viral infection--he/she really needs to be seen. As far as lymph nodes the one near the ear is located inferior to the ear not behind it. ...Read more