Doctors Lounge - Pediatrics AnswersBack to Pediatrics Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 9/9/2017.
Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
|newmommyagain - Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:01 pm|
My son is a month old today. I noticed a soft small pea sized lump on the back of his neck/head. It is even with his ear lobe on the base of his skull. When i touch it it moves and is soft. It is the same color as his skin. I was told that it could be a Lymph Node but not sure since i was also told that they are usually hard to the touch and my sons is soft and moves when touched. I cant get into his doctor until thursday the 16th. It doesnt seem to bother him at all when it is touched. There is no change in his behavior or eating pattern. What could this be?
Sincerely concerned and worried, Brandy
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:47 pm|
I am sorry we did not get to your question sooner. By now I'm sure you have seen your child's physician. I would also have guessed this is a lymph node. The body is full of them - the neck in particular. These come and go as the baby's immune system fights infections. Keep us updated if you have new information, please. Good luck - parenting certainly requires plenty of on-the-job training.
|Priya_bala - Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:26 pm|
i have a 2 and year old daughter who is perfectly healthy,but we noticed a small lump in her neck right under where the men would have the adam's apple.about 3 months ago but ignored it.....now since it is still there we are worried...it is soft to touch and mobile.we went to her pcp ,she suggested it would be a lymph node or cyst and asked to take an appointment with ENT surgeon which is not until 1st of october'08...my daughter doesnt seem to be bothered about this lump,i mean she has regular eatiing habits,and gaining weight regularly.and active....but the lump is still there...i am scared to death .and i have to wait a month to see the ent .people here talk about the lymph nodes .the position of the lump she got,,,,,is it the area for lymph nodes?(right under the adam's apple).please help me with some answers.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:28 pm|
Of course I understand your concern but I don't think this will be too long to wait. I suspect your doctor doesn't feel it is anything of an emergent nature or she would have arranged for you to get in sooner and would have made sure it happened. Most of these things should be evaluated but taking a little time here is not likely to cause any problem for the outcome. Try to be patient. I know this is hard when you are talking about your child. Try to also be relaxed with your child about it.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.