DD2 is 6 months old. She had bronchiolitis for the second time about 3 weeks ago. I got her checked at the GP and she said that her glands were swollen and her throats was red and to keep an eye as it could become tonsillitis. Around a week later I got her checked again as I noticed these lumps on her neck and she wasn't feeding as well. We saw a different doctor who said her glands weren't swollen and her throats was clear. She still has these lumps in her neck. I'd never noticed them before but they might have always been there. Is this normal?
No, it's kind of difficult to see them as in her normal position her chubby chin covers it up but when she moves her head to the side like in the photo it looks really obvious. He said an artery runs down there so it could be that as I said it looks kind of grey/blue, but would that show as little lumps like this? She was one on each side in the same respective place.
It looks like some sort of vein/ artery/ blood vessel to me too. If it was me, I would take her to the doctors along with photographs and have it checked out. I go by the rule that any lump/ bump warrants a medical opinion - even if it is just for your own peace of mind.
My daughter had what I thought was a pulsating vein in her neck when sleeping. I videoed it and showed the doctor and it turned out to be completely normal - just her pulse. Let us know how you get on xx
If it was me, I would seek a medical opinion. If the lumps are difficult to see, I would take a photograph to show the GP. I am the type to always seek medical advice whenever I am in doubt or concerned. At least of your GP confirms the lumps are normal then you will have peace of mind.
This is my sons, he is two. Like I said I was told that there was nothing to be concerned about. Please let me know what the consultant says though as will be interested to hear if they think the same.
My son has a large lump in his neck currently, but It is at the front of the neck, just to the right hand side. That was confirmed to be an abnormal lymph gland, and so he's got to have an operation to remove it this month. It is still unclear what the cause of this is, and he has other lymph glands swelling up too.
I don't know what you dc's lump is, but it would also be worth getting the doctor to check their underarms and groin too. As sometimes they are all to quick to try and fob you off.
I mentioned it to the GP when I took her for an appointment this week and she looked quickly and said it's a vein. I never noticed anything similar in my older daughter, maybe it's just more obvious in some children than others.