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7 year old have a lump under the chin which bruises on pressing. No injury. Should I be concerned?

Hi, my 7 year old daughter has a lump under her chin that bruises if she plays with it (presses it). She had it last year and it went away after a week or so and yesterday l noticed a tiny bruise appeared again and within 1 day it is 5 times bigger. (the bruising not the lump). she has assured me that she has not bumped it and that it does not hurt but l am a little concerned and have an appt to see a doc but not for 2 more days..
Asked On : Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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A lump under the chin with superficial bruising may be due to a hematoma or a swollen lymph node. Appearance of bruise is worrisome and needs blood investigations to rule out any bleeding disorder.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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