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Child has bruise in groin. Knot under skin. Hurts to push

my daughter is eigh years old. Last week she got a big bruise on her groin area.n It is healing , but today I noticed there is a small knot under the skin where the bruise was. It is about the size of a pea and it s located just to the left of her labia . She says it hurts when I push on it. My email adrees is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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Was she injured in her groin? You have not mentioned how she got the bruise.

The knot you see under the skin may be due to
- Injury as such due to direct impact.
- Infection of the skin
- lymph node enlargement secondary to injury and infection.

Unless one examines, its difficult to tell what exactly the swelling is.
If due to infection, antibacterial ointments like Mupirocin for a week will be of help along with Acetaminophen orally in a dose of 15mg/kg/dose repeated every 6 hours for pain.

If its persistent and troubles her its better to have a word with your doctor.
hope my answer helps you.
All the best.
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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