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What could be the small, pea sized lump behind right ear of a 12 day old baby?

Hi my baby is 12 days old today - and i noticed a small pea sized lump behind his right ear. It's hard - anyone have idea what it might be? It doens't seem to bother her when i press on it.... and it's not red or anything. Just a bump noticeable by touch he has one behind the other ear also but not as prominent.
Asked On : Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Its most likely that the swelling you noticed is post-auricular Lymph node.
Its quite common to see small post auricular lymph node in the neck and behind the ear because of hyperemia in scalp because of sweating.

There is no cause for concern.

In case you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.

Wishing you happy and healthy life

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr T Shobha Deepak
MBBS,MD
Answered: Wed, 15 Jan 2014
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