Another question :) Lump on babys neck and behind ear....

Ashley - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 45 moms have responded )

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My 5 month old has a small moveable lump behind his ear and one slightly bigger movable lump on his neck. I'm really worried, were going to the doctor tomorrow but I was wondering if anyone else may have any ideas on this?

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User - posted on 06/10/2013

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hi my 4 year old daughter has two lump behind her ear so help me to this problem what treatment can i get for her.

Tracey - posted on 01/24/2012

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my daughter is 2 and she has a lump in her neck and its nearly 2and a half fingers in length it statrted off as a small lump but is growing has been there 3 months it dnt move around took her the doctors a few times first they just kept telling me to come bk a week at a time if it was still there so done that then they put her on a course of antibiotics and said if it was still there after she had finished them bring her bk have been trying for nearly a week now and cnt get an appointment any ideas please

Christine - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son has one too; behind his ear and about halfway down his neck. My doctor told me it was nothing to worry about and its fairly common. I guess so because my son's friend has one in almost the exact same spot! They're both 7 years old now. The doctor didn't really specify what it is though, so I hope when you find out you could please share? My thoughts will be with you - not knowing is hard.

Angela - posted on 04/02/2012

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Hi My son has one at the nape of his neck and two small ones behind his ear. They too are moveable, but he has had them for over a month now. I noticed them when he had chicken pox, so the doctor wanted to wait for a month to see if they would go down on their own. I have been today and the doctor wants me to take him for a blood test, but thinks its because of the chicken pox. I have been beside myself with worry but will let you know the result.

Jane - posted on 11/11/2009

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my little girl has one and i got it checked out when she was 2 months and at 12 months both times i was told it was a fatty lump. you can move hers it hasnt got anymore bigger so hopefully it sounds simular jane

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Courtney - posted on 11/11/2009

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Hi Ashley- I have a 14 month old and that lump that you feel behind the baby's ear are swollen lymph nodes. That is your baby's way of fighting infection so it is a good thing. My son had a bunch last month when he was fighting pneumonia. I know that we were freaking out too but that's all it is.....

Ashley - posted on 11/10/2009

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We just got back from the doctor, she said they are swollen lymph nodes. He is fighting some sort of infection or a cold or some sort. They drew blood just to be safe and she will be calling me tommorrow morning to let me know. He had no fever so that a good sign. She basically said if it's no infection his body if fighting something minor such as a cold and they may go away tommorrow or it could take months. She said as long as bumps move and dont grow more than a centimenter in diameter it's ok! :) THANK YOU EVRYONE! :)

Vilaysone - posted on 11/10/2009

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HI Ashley, do you have any reply or feedback from the doctor yet? My son has a small lump behind his head too.. as he grow the lump also grow. Will have it check with the doctor next time we go for his injection.

Nicole - posted on 11/10/2009

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my oldest daughter is now 6 and she has had one since she wasa baby. i have asked the doctor a few times when she was little if there was something worng but they told that its lympnoids and that there was never anything to worry about. eventually as she got older she wolud grow into them.

Jackie - posted on 11/10/2009

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I have 3 kids, 2 girls and a boy. My son, the baby of the 3, had the same thing. I was very concerned about them. The doctor reassured me they were just his lymph nodes and due to the structure of his body, they were closer to the skin than was the case with the girls. He said it's very common and absolutely nothing to worry about. I still kept checking them periodically convinced they were something bad, but eventually as he got bigger, they became less and less noticeable. Hope that helps to ease your worries, so you don't drive yourself crazy about them like I did, lol.

Krista - posted on 11/10/2009

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My Son had something like that on his neck, behind his ear and we took him to the doctor and it turned out to be nothing but a vein in his neck, it looked like a lump because the blood was pumping so fast through it that it would bulge out, usually when he was upset or excited or really active. I hope that everything turns out ok like it did for us.

Claire - posted on 11/10/2009

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hey there not sure if u got this sorted but my 2 year old son has had lumps on the side of his neck on both side 1 is slightly bigger than the other the has had them for 1yr and 1/2 now the doc has and hospital has done all sortsof tests an turns out to b swollen lymph nodes then can come up if ur child has a cold or sore throt my son is always gettin sore throt so he still has them they seem to b more common in boys the doc said if the lumps move they r ok its if they dont move it could b more sinister hope every thing is ok keep in touch let us know how u got on xo

Zebe Nd Ashleigh - posted on 11/10/2009

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my daughter has had one on her head behind her ear since she was 2wks old she is now 14months and after going bk and 4wards 2 the doctors 4 more than a year they eventually told me it was a cyst and refered her 2 the hospital 2 see a specialist they agreed it was a cyst and i am now waiting 4 a appointment 4 her 2 have the cyst removed

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I remember worrying about the same thing when my boy was a baby and my niece to had it.I asked the doctor then and it's normal and its there lymph nodes as far as I remember ,but if you re 'still concerned, next check up show the doc or health nurse and Im sure shell/he 'll say the same good luck with it.

Melissa - posted on 11/10/2009

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Wow, I'm not sure. I will keep you in my prayers and hoping for the best!

Karen - posted on 11/10/2009

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Hi Ashley! Sometimes its their glands, i dont know the medical term, but my eldest son has this also. Its worth mentioning to your Doctor anyway to make sure ;)

Vicci - posted on 11/10/2009

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my daughter had a lump behind each ear and its normal for them to be there i went to the dr and they said they will go as she gets older. hope its the same for you. let me know how it goes. Thanks xx

Sally - posted on 11/10/2009

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I first noticed the same thing in Nicholas when he was 4 weeks old. He's now 14 months old and they are still there. Every time I take him to the doctor or child health nurse I get them to check them, and every time I have been told that they are just little fatty deposits and it's nothing to worry about. But I still keep asking them to check them every time. :-)

Bobby - posted on 11/10/2009

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ITS PROBABLY JUST A LYMPH NODE, indicating your baby may be fighting a virus but good call making an appointment good luck

Krystal - posted on 11/10/2009

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My 8mth old son has them aswell. Little pea size wriggly bumps. Another girl in mothers group, her bubba had them too and our CHN said its normal xx

Christine - posted on 11/09/2009

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my daughter has them, she will be 7 months tomorrow, and she had them when she was 2 1/2 months and it was nothing just the lymph nodes... and i was told if it moves thats a good thing.

CARISSA - posted on 11/09/2009

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My oldest son had this and still does... the dr told us it was a calcium deposit, nothing to worry about.

Marie - posted on 11/09/2009

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My daughter had the same thing on her neck below her ear when she was a baby. Its a lymph node.. Its still there has never gone down. She is now 10 and healthy.. Still has it.. We called it her trick bump. It worried me a lot so I went to the doctore and I was told as long as it moves then its fine and it is nothing to worry about..

Sheena - posted on 11/09/2009

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It's glands. My son has the same thing and it freaked me out so I took him for a check up and the ped said that's the glands. perfectly normal and they also check those during physical checkups when they check the skull :-)

Elizabeth - posted on 11/09/2009

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i googled it one day and it sounds like something called lymph nodes...i get them from time to time but never gone to a doctor because of them...hope all goes well with your little one

Justine - posted on 11/09/2009

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sorry if thats very clinical lol im going through school to be a nutritionist and we learned about this in physiology. i hope that makes sense. good luck tomorrow, i hope you let us know how it goes.

Justine - posted on 11/09/2009

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there are lymph nodes all through your body, but the ones in your neck, behind the ears, and under the arms in the armpits are where they become most pronounced because they are closest to the skin. if it turns out to be infection, you can help after they are drained to keep them becomeing more inflammed by GENTLY stroking towards the heart to move along the deposits. i have to do that still. dont push any harder then you would to rub his arm, lymph is sensitive to touch because it doesnt have a pump, just relies of the beating of the heart, muscle movements, breathing ec to move the lymph along so it needs to be able to move easily. dont do this until you find out what is wrong tho because you could move infection or worse into the chest cavity.

Ashley - posted on 11/09/2009

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were going to the doctor tomorrow. It sounds like he has drainage in his throat but no runny nose or stuffy nose.... and agian this has been over a month. Im completely baffled on whats going on

Justine - posted on 11/09/2009

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thats a good sign. hopefully its just a bit of a cold coming on, in some people it takes their body a little more work to get rid of invaders, which is what lymph nodes are for, and they swell a bit. id still get it checked out just to be sure.

Chelsea - posted on 11/09/2009

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Lymphnode....nothing to be really worried about...unless they are cancerous..most are not, i get them all the time when i start getting sick.

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My son is now 2 1/2 and has had one on his neck (just under his ear) for as long as I can remember. I think I first noticed it when he was about 4 months old. His is just a fatty deposit, so nothing to worry about. I hope yours turns out the same.

Justine - posted on 11/09/2009

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oh and i had them for a couple months, they started out small and soft, got harder and bigger over the course of those months until my mom noticed and asked me if they had been there long. i had noticed them and they hurt a little, but not much. if they get hard or radiate heat, that could be sign of infection. has he had a mild fever recently?

Danielle - posted on 11/09/2009

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My two year old had a similar problem last spring. It ended up being infected glands. He was on IV antibiotics for four days and oral antibiotics for 7 days after his release from the hospital. I wish the best for you and your little one. I have to admit I gained a new respect for mothers who have disabled children or children with diseases that keep them hospitalized for long periods of time! It was a loong week while he was there! Good luck and I will pray for you!

Alison - posted on 11/09/2009

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i guess they probably got bigger as i aged? i mean, they're not massive, no one has ever commented on the lumps behind my ears... i don't even know if my husband has noticed them? they're just pea-sized, movable lumps? but, like i said, when i touch them a lot, they get bigger, like they swell or something? and they get a little achy? that was when my mom took me to the doctor and was all worried..... because they were getting more pronounced and i was complaining about them... i remember my mom telling me not to touch them, and they stopped bothering me.

Justine - posted on 11/09/2009

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i dont mean to scare you, but when i was 10 i had a lump behind my ear. it was hard, i cant remember if it was movable. the ones in my neck were like little peas. they did a biopsy to make sure it wasnt lukemia. it turned out just to be infected lymph nodes, but even that can be dangerous because in my case it would have burst if id waited another day to have them drained. because i had 2 lymph nodes removed they now swell every time i get the most mild cold, but they go away. basically, dont take chances, they may go away on their own, they might be something benign that a doctor can do something about, but it could be more and you dont want to take that chance. good luck, i hope its just a swollen lymph node.

Ashley - posted on 11/09/2009

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Do they get bigger as you age? Or just stay the same? I was thinkin swollen lymph nodes maybe but hes has it for over a month

Heather - posted on 11/09/2009

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sometimes lymph nodes swell with infections. It's usually nothing but make sure you get bloodwork (CBC) done just to be certain for your peace of mind. Prayers are with you.

Alison - posted on 11/09/2009

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i've had them since i was a baby! so has a friend of mine---it's funny because we were just talking about them a couple days ago. i don't remember what they are, but i remember my mom freaking out then telling me they were normal... if he was my baby, i'd take him to the doctor, but i wouldn't be too worried, just because i know they've never hurt me. i do know that the more i touch them, the more bothered and larger they get.... you should post whatever it is your doctor says about them!

Carrie - posted on 11/09/2009

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I have no idea what it could be but i really hope everything turns out ok. My prayers will be with you!

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