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neck hardlump on newborn

Hello anyone.my newborn 19days age he had a lump on left side neck.when im touching or press he not pain.now he at hospital just give antibiotic. ..doctors not deciced what is that.im not blame they but im sad looking my baby being like mice lab u know.help me please.
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Hi, understand your anxiety. It could be a branchial cleft cyst, they are firm and sometime enlarge if the are filling with fluid. These have to be removed usually but are not serious. Sometimes infants are born with a condition called torticollis, a spasm with scarring of the sternomastoid muscle that requires time and sometime PT to correct, and rarely surgery.  It could also be enlarged (reactive) lymph nodes, in response to an infection. Based on the diagnosis made therapy will be planned. Good luck with his therapy. Regards.

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