Maternal Expert Forum
lower abdominal lump
About This Forum:

Patient medical question and answer from The Maternal and Child Health Forum. Health topic area and articles about newborn care

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

lower abdominal lump

  6 year old girl has a small pea sized lump under her skin in the lower left region of her abdomen......what can it be?
Related Discussions
Avatar_n_tn

Without more details, my guess is that it is a lymph node. Young children often have small, firm nodes that are the size of a pea following infections. During the infection, the lymph node "swells" and can become tender and boggy. As the infection resolves, it shrinks and becomes "shoddy". These shoddy nodes can last for weeks up to a few months. They are usually located in the groin area, the sides of the neck next to the throat or behind the ears, or under the chin. As with all masses, your child's doctor should examine it to assure that it is benign. He will ask you about recent health problems, any pain, redness or swelling, any injuries, or any problems eating or with nausea.
HFHS,RN-AM




Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank