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Child has fat necrosis on hip. Redness of skin, stretch marks. Blood work clear. Reasons?

My 14 year old son has a sudden spot of fat necrosis that has came up on his hip 4 weeks ago. aprox. 3 by 4 and appears red because the skin is transparent and you see the muscle beneath the affected area. No injury that we recall , No injection site. No bite. No pain, Now the sunken in area is getting stretch marks all within the boundries. A doctor did blood work on it and says that the blood work came back clear. What are the reasons something like this would happen?
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your query.

I appreciate your concern but it shall not be possible to give you a definite reason without having a look at the condition. You have not mentioned the weight of your son. On occasions obesity can give rise to stretching of the skin but then it should be present in other areas too and not on the hip only.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


Answered: Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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