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A movable lump on the eyelid

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my baby boy(8 months) has a moveable lump right above his eye. Its about the size and feel of a tiny little rubber ball. I was born with a similar lump on my stomach, although mine isn't movable, and our physician told us that it was a cyst. Can someone tell me what this possibly may be? I'm a bit worried as it hasn't gone away. Its been present for about 2 months but hasn't grown in size and doesn't seem to cause our child any discomfort. Thank you!!!

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replied January 4th, 2010
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the movable lump on the eyelid of your child. From the description of your symptoms, it sounds like a cyst or chalazion. A chalazion is a cyst in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland, usually on the upper eyelid.

Apply hot wet compresses on the swelling and consult an ophthalmologist as if it is a chalazion, then it may need scraping. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For an exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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