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What causes a bony or muscular protrusion on the head area of a 4-month-old toddler?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das


Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hello Doctor,

I have a 4 months old son. I found that he has a bump (Not sure if it bony or muscular but looks mostly muscular to me) on his head. I attached a picture of the head. I am worried if this is something of a concern or if this will resolve on its own with the age. Request for your advice.

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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Not a cause for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and have checked the attached image. Let me assure you that I understand your concerns and that there is nothing to worry. The bump is the glabellar prominence which can be observed in many growing children. It is not a cause for concern. Nothing needs to be done about it.

Let me know if I could help further.

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