Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Pixi | 2009-10-13


Lump on 2yr olds leg getting bigger

My daughter seemed to have bumped her shin at some point. It was always blue like most bumpsbut then the past week there has been a lump forming under the skin that feels hard to the touch but it doesn' t seem to be bone and this lump seems to be getting bigger. She doesn' t complain of pain and doesn' t walk funny but could this be an abcess of some sort? She is now 31 months old and i have booked an appointment with the GP for Tursday but thought you could give some insight so long...

Expert's Reply



This lump may be due to some slight bleeding which occured under the membrane which covers her shin bone.This will gradually disappear by itself but will take a long time to do so. This does not sound like it could be an abscess as she does not complain of pain and she does not appear to have a fever or any sign that she has an infection.

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