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Bruising on the Spine?

My child has been getting bruises up and down the spine. I dont think my child falls enough to have them.

Could this mean anything? like anemic maybe?

Plan to call the doctor Monday but thought I'd get insite from othere moms. BTW child is 2 1/2 years old.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Apr. 11, 2009 in Kids' Health

Answers (5)
  • All 3 of mine get them from falling, bumping, or sliding against things. Does your child wrestle around? Are there bruises anyplace else?

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 5:16 PM on Apr. 11, 2009

  • I would take him/her to the doctor just to be sure. Some bruising on a childs body is ok, but usually it's on the legs and arms not the back. Does your child fall on his/her back a lot?

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:08 PM on Apr. 11, 2009

  • My boys get these too. I think they do bump the coffee table or what not. Unless they are huge or really black and blue I would wait and address it at the next well check up.

    Answer by salexander at 1:43 PM on Apr. 16, 2009

  • Hi! My 1 year old has slight bruising up around his backbone in a couple of places -- I have an appt with our pediatrician, but I'm wondering if you ever found out what was causing your child's bruises ? Thanks so much.

    Answer by samanthabot at 10:33 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • MY TWO YEAR old has been getting them too and its starting to worry me because they come and go :(

    Answer by ProudMamma1982 at 7:24 PM on Sep. 11, 2013

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