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Question: 7mo old has cyst like lump on lower back of head should i ge

 fragile_angel - Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:03 am

I recently discovered this cyst like lump on my 7mo old daughters head. It is about the size of a frozen pea, you cant see it but if you touch it you definately know its there. Its located on the left side of the back of her head almost an inch above where the skull would end. Is this anything to be concerned about. Should i go and get it checked out?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:31 am

User avatar Hi fragile_angel,
Lymph node enlargement near the occipital region (if this is the cause of the area you have described) may be related to a recent infection, including scalp infections, etc. An evaluation by your child's physician and monitoring of the area is recommended to identify if the causative factor is related to a recent bacterial/viral infection, etc.
Theresa Jones, RN

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