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

Cyst on back of baby's head

I found a small lump on the back of my sons head when he was very young, like a few months old. His dad and I looked at it and checked both side and our own heads and noticed we all have small lumps in this area. So even though his seemed like his was possibly slightly bigger on one side, his dad convinced me it was no big deal. He is now 1 1/2 yrs old and I have found a much larger lump in the sane are, I am quite positive it is the same thing I found when he was much smaller, only much bigger in size. What could it be? And, what should I do?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Apr 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  696
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello jennifer;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The lump found on the back of your sons head is probably a lymph node and as you said it was even at back of your s as well as your husbands head it is surely lymph node which can be palpable and if there is no pain or swelling or redness then it is not a problem.If the ump in your child has increased in size then i woud suggest you to get examined the child by a paediatrician so that he will see and treat your baby if needed and if it is a harmless lump or lymph node then he will advise you and you will not have to worry.
Answered: Tue, 21 Jun 2011
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