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I am extremely concerned about a bruise on my baby's leg. I am with her 24/7 and haven't heard her cry or seen her hit anything. Should I be concerned?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes. Get her checked

It may not be what you think.
It may be a bruise, but it also may be something either more or less worrisome. The only way to know is to have your pediatrician take a look.

In brief: Yes. Get her checked

It may not be what you think.
It may be a bruise, but it also may be something either more or less worrisome. The only way to know is to have your pediatrician take a look.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Wenonah Nelson
Pediatrics

In brief: How old is she?

In a newborn this could be a concern.
In a crawler or new walker a bruise can occur without any obvious distress as they eagerly explore their world. If there is only this single bruise on a leg in an otherwise happy, healthy baby, i wouldn't worry. If large or multiple bruises are appearing or the child seems ill or listless, she should be examined.

In brief: How old is she?

In a newborn this could be a concern.
In a crawler or new walker a bruise can occur without any obvious distress as they eagerly explore their world. If there is only this single bruise on a leg in an otherwise happy, healthy baby, i wouldn't worry. If large or multiple bruises are appearing or the child seems ill or listless, she should be examined.
Dr. Wenonah Nelson
Dr. Wenonah Nelson
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