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Bruise in lower back, dis-colourisation, not painful. Should I be concerned?

Hi, When I take my 5 yr old son to his pediatric annual check ups, our doctor always looks at his spine for bruising. What is she checking for? My son currently had a raised bruise-like area on his lower back last night. It is not painful to the touch, that is why is say it is bruise-like. Today, a boy in his daycare hit him on the back on the same spot where I detected the discoloration last night and now the area looks like a bruise about 3 inches in diameter. The area still doesn't feel painful to him if you touch it. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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welcome to healthcare magic forum
thank you for your query
i understand your concern regarding your son's skin problem.
there is nothing to worry about it.
it is just simple bruise develop after hitting.
it will gradually fade out in 5-7 days.
you can apply antibiotic cream over it.
he might develop small swelling over it
if he develop pain ,fever or other severe symptoms,it is better to consult doctor
i hope i answered your query
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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