A 1-year-old male asked:
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lately, my 16 month old son has started bruising at the drop of a hat. his face and arms are covered in bruises although he hasn't fallen or been hit. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Bruise: N this does not sound normal...See your primary doc or pediatrician soon...
Answered on Dec 27, 2013
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Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Concerning: I woulf see a doctor immediately.
Answered on Jan 31, 2014
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Should get evalated: Mild bruising on the legs and arms are very common in young children learning how to walk/run because they bump into things and fall often, but excessive bruising is concerning and should be evaluated. So, i suggest getting him to his doc for an evaluation. Maybe it is just that he fell/hit something while you were busy/away--i.E even briefly as when you went to the bathroom--good luck.
Answered on Dec 27, 2013
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, very: Take your baby to the doctor to get this checked right away. This could be from any number of blood related problems and needs to be evaluated. Good luck.
Answered on Apr 21, 2019

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