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I have a 3 month old baby and I found a lump underneath her

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I have a 3 month old baby and I found a lump underneath her chin a few weeks ago. It is bruised and is very veiny. I was concerned so I called her doctor and brought her in. He kind of made me feel stupid for bringing her in and said it was just a bruise and that it would go away on it's own, but ithasn't. A week passed by and I noticed that the veins had gotten darker so I took her to a different pediatrician at an urgent care and he said that it is more than just a bruise and referred us to a dermatologist. Well, the soonest I could get her into a dermatologist is 3 weeks out so I scheduled the appointment, but I am still very worried so I would feel better if I could just talk to someone about it to maybe ease my mind a bit while I wait for her appointment...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am very concerned and want to know what this is. She is breastfed exclusively and has doubled her weight since birth.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Do you have any history in the family of any hemangiomas ?

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No we don't that I know of.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your image sent and the reply.

This is definitely more than a bruise.

It looks like a venous hemangioma . I am judging that based on the fact that it has a deep blue color and the venous tributaries seen on the stretching.

I would suggest an ultrasonography test needs to be done.

By 3 months it can grow more so I would suggest that there is no harm in getting a sonography done earlier.

Please do let me know if you have any further queries.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It looks darker today. That picture was from a few days ago. What do you think that means
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

If it is darker then it may be growing and would need a check up by a sonography

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does that mean it's dangerous?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

It is not dangerous but should definitely be investigated like a sonography .

You cannot let it be. You need to know what lies within the skin .

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned ?

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I am awaiting as response from you .

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

I would be happy to help you .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She has been gaining weight quickly on top of this strange bruise. Like a pound a week and she is exclusively breastfed. Is this a concern?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

This weight gain is not related to this growth. No need to be worried about it.

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there any question in your mind that this could be cancerous?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

No NOT at all

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much for your help.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your reply.

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Please do provide me a feedback for my opinion provided.

Regards

Dr Pravin

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is now getting little red dots on it. What does this mean?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a photo of the red dots ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't right now. I can take one tomorrow. it is lumpy underneath it also. It's not just one lump is lumpy
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Have you got an appointment for the ultrasonography test as yet ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She just had her ultrasound done this morning. The sonographer obviously couldn't tell us much, but she did say that she does not know where the source of the mass is. She also said that she had no idea what it is. I didn't ask her many questions because I know they have a limited amount of things they are allowed to say, this is just what she told me. She said that she would send the images to the radiologist and then they would forward the information to her PCP from there.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She just had her ultrasound done this morning. The sonographer obviously couldn't tell us much, but she did say that she does not know where the source of the mass is. She also said that she had no idea what it is. I didn't ask her many questions because I know they have a limited amount of things they are allowed to say, this is just what she told me. She said that she would send the images to the radiologist and then they would forward the information to her PCP from there.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you so much for the reply.

When will you get the report ?

Do you Agree with what I have mentioned ?

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any further queries ?