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Cause of a prominient pea size lump at the back or the neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   My son is 3 years 10 months old. He always had a small pea sized lump in the back of his neck. All of a sudden since the past 1 month it has become prominent. What do I do ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where are you located?
User :   I am in Mumbai, . Do I need to do some tests. A small pea sized lump is also present on the other side of the neck but it is not very prominent. It can be seen only if the neck is bent too much in a particular direction.
Doctor :   the lump is in your son or you?
User :   My Son.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any discharge?
Doctor :   any pain?
User :   No it is painless
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   has it recently
Doctor :   changed colour?
User :   No
Doctor :   it increased in size is it?
User :   As I said, since the past 1 month it has become prominent and is quite noticeable in a particular angle. Since the past 1 month I don't think it has increased in size.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is probably a benign swelling
Doctor :   it cabn be removed with a simple procedure
Doctor :   as there is no pain
Doctor :   surgery may be postponed
Doctor :   consideriing your son'a age
Doctor :   son's
Doctor :   i suggest that you consult a general surgeon
Doctor :   also are there any swellings anywhere else?
User :   No other swellings.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any itching or rash?
User :   I am petrified of going to surgeons. They insist on surgery and considering his age I am very scared. There is no itching or rash
Doctor :   what color is it?
User :   The lump is under the skin. So colour is ????
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does it move around?
User :   No it is immobile
Doctor :   inside the skin?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   on which side of the back of the neck is it present?
User :   right
Doctor :   ok
User :   Where are you located doctor and may I know your name
Doctor :   it may not be anything to worry about
Doctor :   i am Dr.
Doctor :   we are bangalore based
Doctor :   i also suggest that you visit a good surgeon
Doctor :   as there is no substitute to physical examination
User :   The question is who is a good surgeon
Doctor :   an experienced surgeod
Doctor :   will never suggest surgery where it is avoidable
Doctor :   you can also consult a pediatric surgeon
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   I have a bad experience of going to a surgeon. When something could heal taking its time I was suggested surgery by a general surgeon. Luckily I did not go in for surgery. Hence I want advise on a genuine pediatric surgeion.
Doctor :   the sugery is most probably not necessary
Doctor :   why i am asking you is
Doctor :   for the physical examination
Doctor :   no surgeon will want to do anything risky
Doctor :   especially with one involving a child
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   No
Doctor :   did you receive it?
User :   Something did pop up but it is nowhere to be seen now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   will send it to you
User :   I ve sent it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   Are there any suggestions with names of prominent doctors in Mumbai you are aware of ? By the way what is your qualification
Doctor :   i am a general practitioner
Doctor :   as of now we dont have a database in mumbai
User :   Ok fine
Doctor :   you can check out the website WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   for more info
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Mobile : 91-0000
Doctor :   Please confirm your details
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else Kavita?
User :   Thanks for your help
Doctor :   u r welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
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