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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 21, 2007
  • 02:24 AM

My daughter is 14 months old. When she was about six months old she had a small bruise appear on the left side of her neck. I thought nothing of it, until a week ago another bruise came up on the same side. That bruise has started to fade, and now another bruise is starting to show up right next to that one. Am I being paranoid????

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  • No, I don't think you're being paranoid. But it could also be coincidence; one bruise eight months ago, and now two more bruises, doesn't sound like a definite pattern. Could it be something physical? Does your daughter play, sleep, or routinely bump herself in some way that could keep causing a bruise in the same place?If that's not it, then I would certainly take her to a doctor. But if that's her only symptom -- no fever, pain, changes in behavior, or anything else suspicious -- I doubt that it's urgent. Just see your doctor as soon as you can.Good luck, and let us know what you find out!
    AmateurHistorian 74 Replies Flag this Response
  • Who's babysitting her???? If no one in the family could be hurting child, blood work is in order.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would have the doctor check for anemia as well. Bruising on the neck is rare without obvious injury.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • seat belt?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
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