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Lump under the armpit in a 5 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello my 5 month baby boy have small lump under his left armpit
User :   hello
Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   iam XXX
Doctor :   Is it painful to the baby ?
User :   my 5 month baby boy have small lump under his left armpit
Doctor :   Hi, XXX , i get your question
Doctor :   May i know some details about it ?
User :   yeh sure
Doctor :   Is it painful to the baby ?
User :   no
Doctor :   May i know the size and the color of the lesion ?
User :   there is no colour same like da skin ifeel it when press it
User :   da size like small bill
User :   pill
Doctor :   ok, is it growing over time ?
User :   no 2day its da first time isaw so iam not sure
Doctor :   Ok , do not worry , babies do have some normal swelling called lymph nodes
Doctor :   this is the time when there immunity build up and the lymph nodes are a part of immune system
Doctor :   hence they swell up as they become active
User :   ok he took his immunisation like aweek ago
Doctor :   observe the swelling if its growing in size rapidly or any change in the color then consult a surgeon for the same
Doctor :   yes, immunisation could also be a reason
User :   ok but if happend as u said what should be
User :   cause he took 3 injection
Doctor :   may be a heightened immune reaction in the lymphnode
Doctor :   yes, i think the injection would be the cause
User :   ok it means there is nothing to worry about
Doctor :   they are self limiting , they will regress by themselves
Doctor :   nothing to worry
User :   or i should contact his dr for an appointment
Doctor :   yes, do that
Doctor :   its better to confirm it once by physical examination
User :   ok thanks Dr. for ur help & information u gave me i was very worried & couldnet sleep
Doctor :   but i see no reson to worry
Doctor :   IS there anything i can help you with ?
User :   ok if somthing seriuos u mean da colour will change & swell mroe
Doctor :   yes,
User :   ok
User :   so i jsut leave it now nothing i can do
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   observe it
Doctor :   any change consult a surgeon
User :   ok thanks dr.
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no thanks fair enough i will give some days & if there any changes i will contact sergoun
User :   thanks again
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   sure
Doctor :   take care
User :   bye
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