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    mambo is offline Registered User
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    bump on back of head

    My child has a small bump on the back of his head just below the skin's surface near the occiputal region. It's been there since he was born. I've seen 2 dr.s that gave me conflicting diagnosis. One says it's a cyst and the other says it's a lymph node. What could it be and should I be worried? Has anyone had experience in seeing a dr. about this?

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    A few weeks ago I also found a lump ( size of small pea ) on my daughter's throat. I took her to the doctors and they said it was either a nymph node or a dermoid cyst.

    If it is an enlarged nymph node ( maybe fighting some kind of infection ) they say the lump should go down in a couple of months. If it doesn't and it continues to grow in size then it is probably a dermoid cyst and may need to be operated on to be removed. So for the time being all we can do is to wait & observe but it is so worrying...

    You say your baby's lump has been there since birth...how old is he now?

    Please keep us informed of any updates. Good Luck.

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    Little Mi.
    Thanks for sharing your info. Upon researching on the net it seems to be more of a dermoid cyst..(however, i'm no expert) Would you mind sharing who the dr. is that you saw? I wouldn't mind going for a 3rd opinion. Thank you. Will let you know what happens.

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    Hi Mambo,

    It was just a local chinese doctor we saw whom is located in Tseung Kwan O. If you cannot speak cantonese I am not sure how good his english is...

    But in the case that my BBs lump does not get smaller, he gave me a referral letter to see a Specialist ( in the letter it says Specialist in Surgery?) so maybe you can give them a try especially if your BB's had his lump for a long time? However I have not been to him yet so have no idea if he is good or not, but here are his details below:

    Dr. HO Yuk Hai
    Rm 608, Champion Building
    301-309 Nathan Road
    Kowloon

    Tel: 2771 5050

    Opening times:
    Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-1pm, 3pm-6:30pm
    Tues, Thurs, Sat 10am-1pm, afternoon closed
    Sun Closed

    Hope it helps.

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