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Child with mass above her belly button, had U/S. Is it Lymph node or Hernia?

yes i have a child that has a mass about 2 inches long above her belly button at first thought to be a lymph node the doctor said he doesnt believe it to be a hernia we had a ultra sound done today they couldnt identify now we have to go get blood drown can you give me some possibilities of what this could be or things i should be looking for
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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There can be many things that can present as a swelling over the belly button
1. Commonest is an umbilical hernia. Such swellings usually keep changing in size and especially increase when the child cries or coughs
2. It may be a small lipoma or dermoid cyst. They lie in the superficial layers of the belly and don't cause any other problems
3. A parasitic cyst may be present in this region although it is more commonly seen in the hands and legs
A lymph node in this region is very unlikely
Usually a pediatric surgeon should be able to diagnose all of these on examining your child. Treatment of the first two condition is also surgery and so you should consult a pediatric surgeon and he should help you out
Hope that helped solve your query
God bless you
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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