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Child fell on his back, has bruise with red specs on lower spine, pain worsens on bending, on putting pressure. Signs to look out for?

My son fell at school this morning and landed on his back. The nurse gave him a bag of ice and sent him back to class. When I picked him up and he sat down in the car he started crying because it hurt again. I checked it when we got home and saw a bruise wit red speckles on his lower spine (halfway between his hips and ribs). I gave him some children s Advil and held an ice pack in place with an ace bandage . It is still tender, but he is able to walk and stand fine. The pain is worse when he bends to sit and of course when he leans back when he sits down and puts pressure on it. Are there any symptom I should keep an eye out for that would suggest I take him in to the hospital tonight?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Hi.. lbkikilee..., If the bruise is mild, and there is no swelling, and child is able to stand or sit without pain suggestive of no fracture.... pain is due to hematoma in subcutaneous tissue and skin... analgesic is enough... but if still the child feels excruciating pain then need to consult a orthopedician..

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