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Worried about my 4 year old

Julieann90

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Hello, me again!
My son has had a lump on the side towards the back of his neck for quite some time now. He has an ultrasound scan on 28th on this. The nurse doesn’t seem to be concerned by this whatsoever. Iv just been sitting here thinking. He has always had a slightly larger head since he was born. Also I have notice the back of his neck looks swollen, not sure of it is just him or what. He has always been a hot and sweaty child. His a picky eater and doesn’t always finish meals. I think I’m just really worried I’m going to told he has lymphoma or some sort of tumour growing. Another thing while he was in the shower tonight, he tilted his head right back, I was washing the shampoo out and he complained he had a headache, but pointed to the back of his neck, said it stopped when he lifted his head back up. About 20 mins after his shower he said he felt sick, but this soon passed too! This is making me so nervous and anxious.
 

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Mama: Trust me, I know your fear and pain.
HA SUCKS, now imagine it affecting the way you worry about your children as well.
Many hugs for you; because I know what you’re feeling. Breathe in, breathe out.
Trust the medical professional that told you not to worry. They are trained to know when something is wrong. We aren’t: Our HA makes us perceive things worse than they really are.
 

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Mama: Trust me, I know your fear and pain.
HA SUCKS, now imagine it affecting the way you worry about your children as well.
Many hugs for you; because I know what you’re feeling. Breathe in, breathe out.
Trust the medical professional that told you not to worry. They are trained to know when something is wrong. We aren’t: Our HA makes us perceive things worse than they really are.
Thankyou for replying. Yes HA does suck big time. When you worry about your own health is one thing but worrying about your child’s health opens up a whole new world! It’s frightening. I will try to stay positive! X
 

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I feel you, I always over worry about my children. My son has some burst capillaries that I pointed out to his ped in July that I’m fixating on. The ped said they’re normal and he even had a complete blood test for an unrelated issue and everything was fine, yet I still fixate on it! I get broken capillaries myself (especially during pregnancies) so I guess it’s a double fear for both of us.
 

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I feel you, I always over worry about my children. My son has some burst capillaries that I pointed out to his ped in July that I’m fixating on. The ped said they’re normal and he even had a complete blood test for an unrelated issue and everything was fine, yet I still fixate on it! I get broken capillaries myself (especially during pregnancies) so I guess it’s a double fear for both of us.
It’s so hard not to worry about your children. All 3 of mine I’m convinced there is something going on with their health! I worry I will put my anxiety issues onto them, and they will grow up worrying just like me!
oh bless him, it’s good to hear that it’s nothing to worry about, but still always will worry, I guess that’s what is mums do ay! X
 

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Ugh I know how that must feel. I just noticed a little bump about the half the size of a pea on the back of my 2 month olds neck. Kinda like right where the hair ends on his neck. I'm freaked out and have a dr appt tomorrow.
 

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Ugh I know how that must feel. I just noticed a little bump about the half the size of a pea on the back of my 2 month olds neck. Kinda like right where the hair ends on his neck. I'm freaked out and have a dr appt tomorrow.
Sounds like a swollen lymph node. Nothing to be worried about mama :) Sounds like your baby is just fighting an infection from within, before it even becomes an infection.
 

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Sounds like a swollen lymph node. Nothing to be worried about mama :) Sounds like your baby is just fighting an infection from within, before it even becomes an infection.
I hope to God it's nothing! My appt is in about 10 hours
 

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Ugh I know how that must feel. I just noticed a little bump about the half the size of a pea on the back of my 2 month olds neck. Kinda like right where the hair ends on his neck. I'm freaked out and have a dr appt tomorrow.
Ah it’s scary for us mums! Good luck for your appointment tomorrow I hope it goes well and I’m sure your baby will be ok! My son has an ultrasound on his a week on Sunday. But the nurse specifically said this is for my own peace of mind as she 99% sure it’s nothing! Good luck!
 

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I hope to God it's nothing! My appt is in about 10 hours
My son always has palpalable lymph nodes, I freaked out when I first noticed them. Does he have cradle cap? Usually that location of swollen nodes indicate something is going on on the scalp. He is 100% fine! Keep us updated!
 

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My son always has palpalable lymph nodes, I freaked out when I first noticed them. Does he have cradle cap? Usually that location of swollen nodes indicate something is going on on the scalp. He is 100% fine! Keep us updated!
No cradle cap. Lymph node was not even swollen just palpable.
 
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