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Lump on baby's spine, skin over lump looks like a bruise. Do you have any answers to this finding?

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My husband I just noticed a small lump to the left our 4 month old baby's spine. The skin over the lump looks a bit like a bruise. I take her in for her 4 month check up next week. I am concerned. Do you have any answers to this finding?
Posted Sun, 22 Apr 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 39 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
The appearance of a lump on one side of spine of a four month old baby might be due to an abscess or a hematoma or a cyst or hemangioma.
I cannot address your problem completely since it needs good local examination and investigations to rule out various possibilities.
The diagnosis can be made after a physical exam by a pediatric surgeon. I suggest you consult one to find out the exact cause.
I hope this answers your query effectively.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
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