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Child with painful lump on the shoulders. Need immediate care?

My 12 year old son has woken this morning with a painful lump on his spine level with his shoulders. It is approximately 4/5 cm in diameter and is dark in colour, like a bruise. This has grown overnight and is obviously causing him a great deal of pain.I have contacted our GP and they have given me an appt for tomorrow evening (emergency appt!), do I need to take him to our local A & E dept or should we wait to see the Dr tomorrow?
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Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Thank you for your query.

I can understand your concern. It is advisable that you consult the ER and seek their opinion. In the meantime you can give him a mild pain killer like acetaminophen to reduce the pain. I would have loved to guide you but cannot do without examining the child.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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