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Painful hard lump on the back of the leg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello my friends baby has a hard lump on the back of his leg and is in extreme pain what can it be
Doctor :   what is the age
Doctor :   of the baby
User :   8 month
Doctor :   Can you describe more about the swelling
User :   its rock hard and is about the size of a golf ball
User :   and very red
Doctor :   Is it growing in size
User :   im not sure what it is, is my friend has just got the baby to babysit for the night
User :   but its really big and he is screaming if you touch it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since how long is it been there
User :   im not sure but his mam says shes been putting sodicrem on it
User :   its her first child so i dont think she thinks its serious
Doctor :   I am not sure of, it always bette4r to get checked
Doctor :   since the pain of it is indicating

Doctor :   the seriousness of it
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