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

Baby having red mark on ankle. Bruise or late birth mark, being novice walker?

I have an 11 month old and a few weeks ago I noticed two 2" long red marks on his one ankle, one on each side of the ankle bone. I have never noticed him sleeping with his feet near the railings of his crib. They don't seem to bother him much, but then again, I am only assuming since he cannot tell me directly. Could it be a late showing birthmark, bruise (but then again I noticed it a couple weeks ago and the color hasn't changed), or could it be from him being a novice walker?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  81
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pediatrician 's  Response

If the red mark is not leading to pain on touch then it could be a birth mark which is getting evident now or it could be a bruise .However a bruise should have disappeared in 10-14 days with color fading gradually.Also there is a rare possibility that it is some fungal infection.

I would suggest you to get him examined by his doctor to get a confirmation of the possibilities.

Take Care

Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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