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Child has red marks on back and hip, no rapid weight fluctuation, normal growth spurt

My son approximately 8 months ago has deep maroon horizontal marks mid back and small marks on the hip area (boxer area) We have gone to the doctor and it was determined perhaps Stiae....however, I wonder if there is more to it. He has not had rapid gain or loss of weight. He is 15 5 8 and 126lbs. He did have a growth spurt which I felt was normal...not just overnight but gradual.
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Thank you for your query.

Infants do have pale blue spots on the back and hips and even lower legs which are know as Mongolian spots. They disappear over a period of time and are of no significance. Probably your son has these marks.

I am unable to comment on the weight as the figures appear confusing to me. It shall be better to discuss with your doctor with all the earlier weight records so that a proper assessment can be done.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


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