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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. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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