Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
125 Doctors are Online

Infant have triangular shaped bruise on legs and head. What could be causing this?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Pediatrician, Neonatology
Practicing since : 1970
Answered : 891 Questions
My son is 16 months old. He often has brusing on his legs and head because he falls and bumps into things. I got concerned when I saw 3 dot bruises (brown in color) in the shape of a triangle on both front legs between the knee and foot. He is about 33" tall so furniture isn't at that low level to hit his legs between the knee and foot. The triangular shape is also concerning because it's a replica on both legs. What could this be from?
Wed, 6 Feb 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 33 minutes later
Do you mean to say that they are symmetrical and triangular in shape with similar distribution?
If they have well defined margins also,it means they are some impressions of hurt. Either the child might have fallen down on both knees or got injured from a hot source like an engine?
Does he have pain there?
Hematomas are seen in some diseases but they are not so symmetrical .

Think of the circumstances like where he was playing, something in the crib, any pointed object, any hot object etc.
Also was the baby in day care?

Watch out and show the baby in ER (if they do not fade soon .)

Good luck
Dr Uma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor