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Noticed lump between the thigh and the groin area while changing diaper. What to do?

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Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth

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Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2012 in Child Health
Question: Hi ,
Today while changing the diaper of my 11 month baby i discovered a lump between the thigh and the groin. It's a pea shape one. It moves when i touch . But it doesn't seem to hurt her. She eats and sleep very well too. What xan it be ? Please help
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 52 minutes later
Hi,
Welcome to HCM!

The swelling you describe may be one of the following:

1-enlarged groin lymph node.
Is there any skin lesion on the leg or foot of that side?

2- localised infection staring as a bump.

In this case there may be some tenderness or redness around the area

3- it can be a small hernia

This will be reducible non tender and no redness around.

Show the baby to the pediatrician for evaluation.
Nothing to worry!

God bless
Dr Uma
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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 36 minutes later
It looks like it is the 3rd case, i have an appointment with her pediatrician tomorrow... Thanks so much for your help..God bless you.
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 11 minutes later
Hi,
Yes, that is the best solution!
Take care
Dr Uma
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