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Painful lump in the armpit in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my 12 year old daughter has a painful lump in her armpit
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr
User :   hi
User :   what do you think it could be
Doctor :   since when is the lump there ?
User :   she only discovered it just before the weekend. She had a fall and it began to hurt
Doctor :   May i know the size of the lump ?
User :   about the size of a pea
Doctor :   ok, Are there any other similar lumps in the body ?
User :   no I dont believe so
Doctor :   ok, i it is probably a lymph node
Doctor :   and its not dangerous unless it rapidly increases in size
User :   what type of treatment is there
Doctor :   is at all , it rapidly increases in the size then you may have to get a FNAC of the lymphnode
Doctor :   FNAC + fine needle aspiration cytology
User :   what is that
User :   biopsy
Doctor :   where a little material is taken from the lump using a needle and studied
Doctor :   yes, its a kind of biopsy but uses a needle only
User :   will it hurt her
Doctor :   just like an medicine injection
Doctor :   or may be even less
User :   is this very unusual for a girl of her age
Doctor :   very usual in children , due to strong immune system
User :   are you in the
Doctor :   I am from
User :   I will take her to the doctor first thing tomorrow morning?
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   get her examined and looked for similar swellings elswhere
User :   ok I will do. Thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   ok will do.
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   wish her good health
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