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Child has unexplained bruising on lower back, no color change. Any ideas?

Hello, I m writing because my toddler (he will be 2 in June) has what appears to be some unexplained bruising on his lower back. They are light brown/grayish in color. He s had them for a couple of weeks. At first I thought it was bruising. Like any toddler he will occasionally fall or bump into things. The odd thing is though is that unlike a normal bruise , it hasn t changed in color. Like going from brown to green to violet. Any ideas what this could be? Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Thank you for your query.

What appears to you as "bruise" are not bruises. They are called Mongolian Spots and are very common in infants. They usually disappear as a child grows and do not change colour like a bruise. You need not worry about them.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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