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Please help me! Evan My Heaven TTC since Apr 2012; 33 kids; West Chester Township, Ohio 3374 posts
10th Jun '13

My son developed a bump/lump on the back of his head about an inch and a half to the right of his neck and within an inch up from his neck. This developed yesterday at some point (we'd been in a car all day travelling for vacation so we don't know 'when'). I gave him a shower yesterday morning and it was not there. I would say it looks like someone put a pea or small marble under his skin. It's not bothering HIM (but it sure is bothering ME!) and he says it doesn't hurt (unless I was washing his hair this morning). He doesn't have any other symptoms of anything (except being a whiney, stubborn, mean, brat). Any ideas?? We are away for a week and I would like your input (yes, I've been talking with my family and husband, we have a plan, I would just like your input).
THank you!

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
10th Jun '13

Just a swollen gland. Nothing to be too concerned about. He might be developing a cold.

Evan My Heaven TTC since Apr 2012; 33 kids; West Chester Township, Ohio 3374 posts
10th Jun '13

That's what my husband researched. Do you know how long they'll last?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:</b>" Just a swollen gland. Nothing to be too concerned about. He might be developing a cold."</blockquote>



This is what I was thinking. But it never hurts to get checked cause that's what my aunt thought her brain tumor was. I freaked out te first time I got a swollen gland because of it. But luckily that's all it was. I felt dumb for thinking the worst.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
10th Jun '13

Lymph node. My sons were swollen alot as a baby and I swore they were there...a day or so later I would show my sister or DH and they were gone. Finally I was like "Dr...my son has a lump on his neck that comes and goes. You need to figure out what it is. It's freaking me out!" Needless to say they were swollen lymph nodes.
His are visible this morning. Usually does this when he has an ear infection, which would suck because he gets his tubes done tomorrow. :/

Evan My Heaven TTC since Apr 2012; 33 kids; West Chester Township, Ohio 3374 posts
10th Jun '13

Thank you, ladies. You've put my mind at ease for the time being. I think we'll wait until we get back on Monday to have it checked out if it's still there. :) Thanks again!

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Evan My Heaven:</b>" Thank you, ladies. You've put my mind at ease for the time being. I think we'll wait until we get back on Monday to have it checked out if it's still there. :) Thanks again!"</blockquote>




If it gets overly tender or overly swollen I would probably get it checked out but he sounds alright. I know that I get those sometimes too! Also I noticed mine swell up from staying in one position (sitting in a car) hopefully it's nothing to worry about.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Evan My Heaven:</b>" That's what my husband researched. Do you know how long they'll last?"</blockquote>



It just depends. The one behind my ear has never fully went away. It's smaller but I can still feel it. But I also had a girl in my class with issues with hers and had to have surgery on them. Idk exactly what happened.

Port Amoral 65 kids; Toronto, Ontario 71 posts
10th Jun '13

It is most likely swollen lymph nodes. You can get them for pretty much anything that your body is trying to fight off, sometimes they take weeks to go back down to normal size. That is what my doctor said to me. I still have my lymph nodes from march. One each on the bottom of my neck, and one under my chin.



Just remember the more you touch it, it will only irritate it and cause it to stay longer or even swell bigger. What I've done is get a really warm cloth and apply pressure with that to the swollen area a few times a day.