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Hard, white "bump" on 6 wk olds gums?

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My ds2 is 6 wks old. He has a "bump" (about the size of a pea) on his forehead - at the hairline just above the temple - that the doctors have thought to be either a calcium deposit or "fatty tissue" deposit. It's been there since birth. FWIW, he was born at 42 wks at 11.51 pounds via c/s after 24 hours natural (non medicated) labor at home with 2 hours pushing. He was in the NICU for 1 wk for "infection". He is strictly breast fed.

After being home for about a wk, DH noticed a "bump" on his lower right gum down on the side of it. Initially, we thought maybe he was getting a tooth in the wrong spot. But, now I really don't think it's a tooth for a couple of reasons. 1) it doesn't look like a tooth "formation" (you know, with the blistery look initially, then popping up and going back, etc) and 2) it looks more like a large pimple, but is hard, 3) I've noticed another couple of spots like that on the other side lower gum - also raised - and on the upper gum, but not a raised bump - just a white spot. I believe all of these oral "bumps" / spots have been there since birth they are just not in typically noticeable places. I don't know if there is a correlation between the forehead bump and oral spots. Oh and the bump on his forehead is not white, it is skin with a bump under the skin.

Has anyone seen anything like this? Any ideas as to what it might be??? I'm not worried per se, but it does bother me!
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My now 4 yr old ds had one when he was a baby. I showed it to the doc at one of his well-baby checks and it was nothing to be concerned about. I forget what he said it was, but it was harmless and resolved on it's own. Ds3, now 3.5 months old had one when he was a newborn and it's gone now. I don't even know when it went away - lol.
post #3 of 6
could they be eptein's pearls?
post #4 of 6
Epsteins pearls were the first thing that came to my mind. DD was born with them and they went away on their own sometime within the first couple months.
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I've not heard of epstein pearls?!! I will look into that. I do plan to ask dr. about it at his next well baby check, but wanted to get some momma's thoughts first
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My son had one in his ear. It went away after a few months. I forgot about it until reading this thread!
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