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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
Question: Bruising on my Toddler Age 4
|downtown - Mon May 07, 2007 9:23 pm||
]My son , age 4 who has had 2 heart surgeries since his birth to correct two problems, Transposition of the Great Arteries and a VSD, seems to bruise , very easily. His last open heart surgery was 6/20/06. Recntly he developed a bruise above his left hip bone, that seems to have a lump in it. Almost like something is trying to poke it's way out. He says he did it putting his seat belt on in our Van. He is due to see his regullar pediatrician soon, for routine bloodwork. Is this bruise , something he should be seen for sooner???He has no pain when we touch his side, on or near the bruise. yet we are concerned....Please advise
He is on no medication, except a baby aspirin every other day.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon May 07, 2007 11:20 pm||
Seeing your pediatrician at his next scheduled appointment should be fine. Your doctor can recommend the appropriate screening tests to look for bleeding problems.
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