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Swollen upper thigh after birth, prescribed Taxim. What can it be ?

Dear Doctor I am from Srinagar Kashmir. i gave birth to a baby child girl 5 days before , soon after birth a swollen upper thigh was seen,baby is feeding well and responding very well , all movements of legs and every part are fine , but i can t understand why it was swollen at birth and it is still there. Doctor was consulted he gave her Taxim.125 mg for 5 days BD . It has reduced a little bit but not that much , so plz if you can tell what it can be and what we should do ... Regards, AAAA
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Consult a pediatric surgeon for this problem. At times it is a clinical diagnosis and the pediatric surgeon will be able to tell why the swelling is there. If it was an abscess that is collection of pus then it would respond to antibiotics which were given to you. But if its still there then its better to get that drained. However at 5 days age an abscess is unlikely except if some intra muscular injections were given on the thigh. Second cause can be a lipoma or collection of fat. It may not require any urgent treatment but a diagnosis is must. Some other soft tissue tumors can also present at birth. It can also be a vascular malformation under the skin that means abnormal growth of blood vessels. Mots of these conditions are benign and you need not worry but it is good to get diagnosis.
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