Lump In The Neck, Fever And Leaking In The Heart Of A 2 Month Old Baby?
Night .. Please enlighten it .. I have a nephew who is still a baby aged 2 months .. Already 2 days there is a lump on his neck … Accompanied by fever .. Crying continuously … This morning I was taken to the nearest hospital .. The doctor said there is a LEAK DIVISION OF THE BABY’S HEART … Now what I want to ask … Is the doctor’s guess correct or not … I said SUSPECTION because MMG Sibayi has not entered the USG … please explain yes … Thanks
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The possible causes of lumps in the neck are many. This condition can appear from birth, but it can also be acquired as you get older.
Some of the possible causes of the neck lump are:
Skin tags (normal skin variations) Skin infections, for example folliculitis, warts Skin tumors, for example lipomas, fibromas, sarcomas Enlargement of the thyroid gland, for example due to Graves' disease, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes), for example due to infection, lymphoma , etc. It is possible, during a thorough examination, the doctor finds signs of heart leakage, for example due to congenital heart disease in your nephew, for example in the form of abnormal heart sounds, blue lips, rapid breathing and shortness of breath, and so on. This congenital heart disease can also cause fluid buildup which can be detected by a bulge in the neck due to increased jugular venous pressure. However, this should not be so obvious that it causes a lump that is visible to the layman. Therefore, not always the lump in the neck is directly related to heart disease.
Your nephew's fever can be related to an infection that may be related to a lump in his neck, or it can be triggered by a weakened immune system due to a heart problem he is experiencing.
A thorough examination is required, not only from an interview or physical examination, but also an X-ray, ultrasound, or tissue biopsy to determine the exact cause of the neck lump, and also confirm whether it is true that your nephew has a heart leak. Therefore, you should consult directly with the pediatrician who treats your nephew.
At this time, advise the relatives who care for your nephew not to press the lump in the neck excessively and follow the treatment instructions recommended by the doctor.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah