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Im in need of some advice as im worrying myself sick over dd!!

(4 Posts)
ameliamummy Wed 02-Sep-09 10:23:09

The situation is when my dd was about 9months and had her health visitor(HV) check i mentioned the fact that id noticed she has a lump under the skin on what looks like her rib cage, i asked if i should get this checked out by a paediatric doctor and she said it would never cause a problem and its nothing to worry about. My daughter is now 2 and a half and has recently said to me over that shes hurting and when asked where she puts her hand where the lump is. shes very knowing 4 her age and generally will always tell me if shes ill and what hurts etc very truthfully...
anyway, i took her to our gp last thursday who said she needs to be seen by a paediatric doctor at the hospital and to have xrays. But cant explain what the lump could be, but said it needs to be identified.
Im now beating myself up because i listened to the HV and didnt go with my own instincts of taking her to get it diagnosied properly when she was younger.

Has anyone had anything like this with any of their children??

Sorry about the long post but i just need advice from someone, my dp is great but works very long hours so doesnt seem to realise how much im upsetting myself over this!
Thanks everyone

belleymum Wed 02-Sep-09 21:40:25

Sorry this probably won't help much at the moment but maybe later as...

My daughter has the same and I assumed that things would adjust as she grew (as have read that this is often the case) and that I was worrying too much. Apparently this is fairly common.

I will now go and get her seen and anything I find out I'll let you know.

I'll look for the info I found too.

belleymum Wed 02-Sep-09 22:11:49

Can't find the original info I read but try googling "Xiphoid process" and see if this anything like what you can feel.
I'd still obviously get all the checks and x-rays done.

ameliamummy Wed 02-Sep-09 22:16:46

ok thanks, please keep in touch and hope all turns out well with your daughter aswell xx

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