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What is this and should I visit the GP?

(5 Posts)
lougle Sun 06-Nov-16 20:50:59

DD3 has a hard lump in her chest. It's really tiny (approx 1mm diameter), but obviously visible - to the naked eye it looks like she has a piece of pencil lead under her skin. It's mobile, and if I squeeze it, it protrudes from the skin, but it won't pop out like a spot does and is painful. I've attached pictures but I've had to zoom hard to capture it and the light isn't great.

Haggisfish Sun 06-Nov-16 20:57:03

I'd take her. Probably absolutely nothing but it will put your mind at rest!

Swatsup Sun 06-Nov-16 21:01:06

musculum contagiosum? Sounds horrible but it's harmless and most kids have it at some point. I'm guessing though

lougle Sun 06-Nov-16 21:23:06

swatsup I don't think so, because it's not white and raised - they tend to be quite rounded and lumpy. This is completely under the skin but it's like a hard bit of grit or pencil lead in appearance.

Bingybongybashy Mon 07-Nov-16 00:03:05


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