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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes small bruises on base of spine?

my six year old has a spattering of small bruises at the base of his spine. he doesn t remember getting them....he had bloodwork recently (as he has lost about 2 lbs in the past few months) and all came back normal. any thoughts or suggestions? plan on going to the dr. obviously, just a worried mom hoping to get some sleep tonight :)
Tue, 29 Nov 2016
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi.... spontaneous bruising with weight loss should not be ignored and definitely be investigated. It could be a bleeding disorder or a blood related neoplasm.

I suggest you consult with your pediatrician regarding this.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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