My 10 yr old daughter has developed a growth over her eye, in the eyebrow region. It started off looking like a dirt smudge, then a bruise, then started growing. After four weeks, it is now roughly the size of 1/2 your thumb (over 1" long, 3/4" in diameter), very dark red in color. The pediatrician referred us to a plastic surgeon, who diagnosed a hemangioma, and scheduled surgery. He then cancelled surgery, said he could not perform and referred us to another plastic surgeon who specialized in laser surgery. They would not see us, and referred us to an opthamologist. She ordered an MRI, and we are waiting on those results. Although we have not talked to the "doc" yet again, I have wrangled out of the technicians that it is suspected to be either a carbuncle or a cyst. I personally do not think it is a carbuncle, as there is no "point" or "head", and absolutely no draining.
Does anyone have any ideas? I am trying to educate myself on possibilities, so we can discuss more intelligently with the doctors.