My baby has a lump near her shoulder blade and it's soft and does not hurt. She is eight months old....is this a fatty deposit??
Age: 8 months
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Hello, When did you first notice it? Has her pediatrician examined it? How big and where is it more precisely? She's healthy and growing fine?Thanks,
Just noticed it this past weekend. Have not made an appt yet. It's soft and right at the scapular spine area, just inferior. (I'm a physical therapist) It's about the size of a prune. She's very healthy, growing, and eating great.
When she reaches forward it flattens out somewhat.
Thanks for the helpful add'l info. It's likely a fatty deposit (lipoma) and of no medical consequence but it should be checked by her pediatrician. It's in the wrong place for a lymph node, and a hemangioma would be pink/red and likely present from birth ; and if it is soft and not painful/tender it's very unlikely to be a soft-tissue mass. Hope this helps ; please post with any follow up questions.
An ultrasound may be possible if there's concern that this is fluid-filled.
like a cyst?
ok thank you. I got somewhat nervous because most things I read concerning fatty deposits were of newborn age.
They can happen at any age. From your description, I am NOT worried but this should be checked by your daughter's pediatrician since I can't see/feel it.
Yes, I plan to call tomorrow to set up an appointment. Helpful to get some sort of opinion since I'm a first time mom.
I appreciate the help.
You're welcome!! Best,
Pediatrician, Board-certified in Ped Hematology/Oncology