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4 month old with swollen lower back, Should I be worried ?

I have a 4 month old and when taking him out of the bath tonight I noticed his lower back (right above the butt crack/tail bone) is swollen and up the right side of his spine. Should I be worried?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Thanks for your query.

It could be a meningocele or meningomyelocele.

They are the congenital spinal defects noticed In new born.

Does the swelling Increase In size on crying or any straining activities?

since In the above two mentioned conditions It is an Important sign that Is noticed.

Kindly take your kid to a Pediatrician Initially or directly to a Pediatric surgeon If available.

Hope I have answered your query.

I will be available for your followup queries if any.

Wishing you good health.

Regards,your query.
Answered: Mon, 11 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician Dr. Partho Sarathi Roy's  Response

Thanks for your query.
if the swelling is congenital then it may a part of the spinal cord(in that case there will be weakness or legs and bladder disturbance) If no then its a minor incident.
Answered: Mon, 11 Jul 2011
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