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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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User :   my 2 year old has 2 lumps on the back of his neck between his ear and spine. You can't see them only feel them. one larger than the other. You can kind of move them around under the skin. Do I worry or can I breath?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   since when have you noticed it ?
User :   Hello. Im hope
User :   His doc seen them as a baby and said dont worry but i just noticed them and they are bigger now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you tell me the consistency ?
User :   its not hard like a marble
Doctor :   have you noticed any colour change ?\
User :   the skin has no change in color at all
Doctor :   ok
User :   he says it dont hurt to mash on it
Doctor :   and how much has it grown ?
User :   i wouldnt say it has doubled.
Doctor :   in how much time has it doubled ?
User :   No I would not say it has doubled in 2 years time. but it is somewhat bigger
Doctor :   well a growing lump i will suggest you should get it examined again . yes such lumps on babies back are very common and they are of concern to parents
Doctor :   but they are usually benign and go away with age
Doctor :   if you have showed to the doc recently and then after examination he said its ok then i can assure you that its nothing to worry about
Doctor :   because a physical examination is must to diagnose any problem
Doctor :   so i can assure you there is nothing to worry about
Doctor :   are you with me ?
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