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My 6 year old son has a lump in his

Patient: My 6 year old son has a lump in his tongue and now every night he has a cough for no apparent reason. He saya the bump (lump) hurts. It feels like it could be fluid filled but it doesnt move. Im scared.

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.There are a few viral infection and some cysts like a ranula which can cause complicatio ns if it is not treated quickly. The diagnosis can only be made by seeing a Doctor or a pediatrician. This will help you reach the diagnosis and aid you with getting him treated quickly.Viral infections are treated by careful watching and cysts are removed by surgery.Wishing your child a quick recovery. All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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