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Lump behind eat

(11 Posts)
MarathonMama Sun 31-Mar-13 17:29:06

I've just found a lump behind dd's right ear. It's about the size of a 5p, hard and normal coloured. It isn't bothering her but has got me worried. Any ideas? It being Easter Sunday I feel really obsolete and am panicking

Beehatch Sun 31-Mar-13 17:35:57

It is probably a raised gland. Very common in kids, often triggered by virus or colds. Definitely get it checked out, but don't panic, just make a normal routine appointment. DD has a pea sized lump behind her ear which has been there 6 months. GP referred her to a consultant who said in the absence of any other sickness or irritation that we could safely ignore it.

BeaWheesht Sun 31-Mar-13 18:09:55

Gland - I'd lay money on it.

MarathonMama Sun 31-Mar-13 18:29:14

Thanks for the reassurance, I know in being a silly panicky parent. She had chickenpox last week but has been fully scabbed over since last tues so assume it's not that. If it wasn't so hard I wouldn't be so worried

Sirzy Sun 31-Mar-13 19:07:26

Marathon, my DS is just getting over chicken pox and has got a lump exactly how you describe it. I am guessing it must be linked so waiting a week longer to see if it goes.

BrigitBigKnickers Sun 31-Mar-13 19:09:21

Gland- DD1 had something like this recently- Doctor found an infected spot on her head near by and said that was what had caused the gland to swell.

MarathonMama Sun 31-Mar-13 21:05:57

Thanks all. Interesting about the spot, she's got a cluster of pox spots on that side that formed a big yellow, pussy lump and are now a mountain-sized scab.

Sorry to sound so paranoid, my dad currently has cancer and my cousin has just been given the all clear so I'm probably a bit more sensitive than I should be

PJM18 Sun 31-Mar-13 22:21:54

Hi. My 4 yr old is just getting over chicken pox and has a few swollen lymph nodes in his neck. When my older son was a toddler he had a swollen lymph node in his neck that never went away. The GP wasn't concerned as it didn't keep growing and I used to notice it depending on which way he turned his neck. I just noticed it again the other week when he had a cold and he's 13 now. Go to GP for reassurance but sure it will be fine.

MarathonMama Tue 02-Apr-13 15:23:33

Thanks! By "just getting over chickenpox" what do you mean? DD has been scabbed over for over a week now. Just found another one in the back of her neck. They're totally painless and not bothering her which is what is bothering me. Got a drs appointment for Mon.

holidaysrcoming Tue 02-Apr-13 18:43:15

i took my ds to doctors after chicken pox for exactly same problem, very common. it did take nearly 4 weeks to go down. extremely unscientific observation but some people imo seem to be more glandy than others !

PJM18 Tue 02-Apr-13 23:19:08

Hi. My son's spots started 12 days ago and are starting to go away but still has quite a few spots that are scabies over. I think the glands can take a while to go away and some never go back to normal size. I have glands under my chin and in my groin that have been enlarged for years.

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