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4 month old having bruise near nose. Has stuffy nose something blocking his breathing. Can it be fixed now?

My baby is 4 months old and during the birthing process he was faced up and they tried to use the suction to get him out because i was pushing for about 4 hours! They ended up giving me a C-section but i ve noticed that where his eyes and nose meet that there is a bruise that has been there since he was born! i was always telling myself that it was a vein and that i should worry about it! but then it seems like he has a stuffy nose or that somethings blocking his breathing( not all the time) and theirs nothing in there for me to get out! if it is broken can they fix it or do they have to wait until he is older!? thank you!
Asked On : Mon, 19 Mar 2012
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hii bradleah90

There are two possibilities that come to mind reading your description -

1. Blocked duct connecting the eye to the nose (NLDO) - in this case if you gentelly press on the swelling sticky whitish yellow discharge should come from the eye

2. Capillary hemangioma - this is a abnormal growth of blood vessels. they may enlarge slightly when the baby cries or coughs. if its the latter then there are some medical therapies that do help resolve the same.

Pls consult your eye doctor as well as pediatrician ( in case of hemangioma) for the same.

Hope your baby has a speedy recovery and a bright childhood
Answered: Fri, 11 May 2012
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