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Lump on sons neck

Julieann90

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Hello everyone,

I have had my anxiety at bay for some time. I worry a lot about myself and my children. This morning when I took my 4 (nearly 5) year old to his first full-day at school, he walked off a little sad (as they do) so I held back and watched him to make sure he was ok. Whilst he was walking away I notice a lump the size of maybe a penny, skin colour right on the back of his neck. Obviously at that point I couldn’t then go to his teacher and ask if I could check him, so I walked away in tears and have been since worrying about this lump! He has one on the right side of his neck which I had checked out and it was scanned and was just a lymph node which is more prominent becuase he is slim. But now I am seriously worried about this new lump that has appeared on the back of his neck. Has anyone had anything similar and it been all ok. I don’t pick him up until 3.15 pm so I’m going to be worrying all day, and I don’t want to call the drs until I check for definite incase my mind is playing tricks on me:(
 

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Sorry to hear about your panick but I am almost certain he is fine. Kids got wierd things all the time. I have too of them so I would know. How are things now?
 

Julieann90

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Sorry to hear about your panick but I am almost certain he is fine. Kids got wierd things all the time. I have too of them so I would know. How are things now?
I have spoken to the doctor this morning, phone appointment. Sent a photo through too. I didn’t really understand the doctor very well but he is booked in to be seen next Monday afternoon. Such a long wait for a worried mum. I noticed also about 4 inches up from the lump in his hair he has an insect bite. I’m hoping it’s a swollen node from that? Can you get swollen nodes from insect bites? I hope he is going to be ok I’m such a worrier and even more that it’s my child.
 

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I have spoken to the doctor this morning, phone appointment. Sent a photo through too. I didn’t really understand the doctor very well but he is booked in to be seen next Monday afternoon. Such a long wait for a worried mum. I noticed also about 4 inches up from the lump in his hair he has an insect bite. I’m hoping it’s a swollen node from that? Can you get swollen nodes from insect bites? I hope he is going to be ok I’m such a worrier and even more that it’s my child.
Definitely can be due to that.
 

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So…. Just an update, I took my 4 year old son on Monday to the drs they had a look said it was a cyst, if anything changes take him back… a couple days before I noticed it he had a gnat bite in his head, then a few days after broke out in a cold. Could be to do with either or. But, work this out.

I picked my 8 year old son up from school today, got all the way home(we drive) and as he turned I noticed this massive swellingin his hair on the right side of his head. I went omg have you bumped your head? He said no mum I have been bitten by a gnat! So I had a closer look and there it is a bite. Ok so I said il give him some antihistamine to help the swelling reduce, a few hours later, he gets out of bed and says mum this is hurting my head, he turned around and there it was, a pea size lump right underneath the swelling that looks identical to my 4 year old son! But on the opposite side of the head. He also had a sore throat 2 days ago.

what I’m trying to say is, I’m feeling very anxious because 2 of my children have a lump on the neck. But, they have both had gnat bites and both had some sort of infection. I mean we can’t be that unlucky right to have 2 of my children with something serious going on. I’m trying to stay positive but in my head I’m freaking out. What the hell is going on!
 

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Could they both be unusually allergic to bug bites? Or if they're scratching them they could be getting infected/irritating the lymph nodes.
 
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