Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
143 Doctors are Online

Child has bruise and lump on hip, no pain. What to do?

Hello. A few weeks ago my 4 year old daughter had quite a noticeable bruise on her left hip. I was just cuddling her and I have felt a hard oblong lump in a very similar, if not the same place. It is definitely oblong following along her knicker line and is about 2 cms. I am really panicking as to what it might be.. she is in no pain and it doesn t hurt her when I press it. She has no symptoms of ill health at the moment.
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  437
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi Alexandra,
There is no reason to panic at all. If the lump is a small one, rubbery in nature,movable and is not painful to touch and slips under your finger ,you are probably dealing with a lymph node that is enlarged.It is usually caused by local infection near the genital area or groin.
Have a nice look at those areas. The lymph nodes have enlarged to combat that infection. Treating the problem will decrease the size of the swelling. But do consult your local paediatrician for an examination.
Don't worry ,everything will be fine.Have anice day
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor