Bump under immunization site

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My daughter got her 6-month shots (late) April 14. There were two - one in each thigh. Her right thigh now has a pea-size lump beneath the site of the injection. The PHN said this is a "normal side-effect" that I just need to keep my eye on.

Anyone else experience this? Should I be alarmed?

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No it is still there. It didn't appear until a few days (a week, maybe?) after the shot. It doesn't sit right with me. She said only if it gets bigger should I see a doctor. But what does it mean if it's getting bigger?

Tracy - posted on 04/30/2010

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my son had his 6 month shots 3 weeks late and has the same kind of lump. i feel it when i bath him each day just to check on it. it doesnt seem to bother him and if it is still like that at his next immunisaiton i will have them check it out

Kaila - posted on 05/12/2013

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i just noticed the same thing...and its bigger then a pea size its about the size of a penny.. im going to emerg! i dont think its normal she had her shots a month ago shes 9 mths

Michelle - posted on 05/01/2010

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Seth had a bump too. He only had it on 1 thigh, the other one was fine. It lasted for over a week, but finally went away. It never seemed to bother him.

Jenn - posted on 04/30/2010

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My son had a bump in his thigh too after the immunization but it went away within a few days. Has yours gone away?

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Tracy - posted on 07/09/2012

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my daughter is 6months and just got her 6months shots last week. last week her leg was fine and now she has a pea-size lump in her leg. im calling the doctor tomorrow cause it bothers me. i have rubbed it and it doesnt seem to bother her but ive never seen anything like this before. my son never had it before so im kinda concerned that its appearing on my daughter..

Kimberly - posted on 05/01/2010

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I have 4 children and they have had bumps after shots - sometimes not appearing right away, perfectly normal, but it is a little scary. Use a permanent magic marker and circle the bump. You will know it is bigger if it goes outside the marked area.

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