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What is the purple bruise on my 16 month old?

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In brief: Mongolian spot

Not a bruise but a birthmark.
It is common in many different ethnicities. It can be anywhere on the body but most common on or above the buttocks.

In brief: Mongolian spot

Not a bruise but a birthmark.
It is common in many different ethnicities. It can be anywhere on the body but most common on or above the buttocks.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

A 16 month old might be bruised from toddling around.
If it is a "bruise" that has been there since birth, it is probably a blue grey macule (formerly called a "mongolian spot"). These are harmless and fade over time. If you are concerned about bruising or easy bleeding, see your baby's doctor.

In brief: Varies

A 16 month old might be bruised from toddling around.
If it is a "bruise" that has been there since birth, it is probably a blue grey macule (formerly called a "mongolian spot"). These are harmless and fade over time. If you are concerned about bruising or easy bleeding, see your baby's doctor.
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Dr. Philip Miller
this appears to be a healing superficial bruise,
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: BRUISE

Where is the location? Your child must be walking by now.
They easily fall and hit something. The discoloration is called ecchymosis, blood accumulation under the skin.It can be serious if head injury otherwise removed by warm compress application. Consult your md. Thanks.

In brief: BRUISE

Where is the location? Your child must be walking by now.
They easily fall and hit something. The discoloration is called ecchymosis, blood accumulation under the skin.It can be serious if head injury otherwise removed by warm compress application. Consult your md. Thanks.
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