Bruise on 3 year old

Nicky - posted on 08/03/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, My 3 year old daughter hit her hip (on her hip bone) several weeks ago maybe 5 or so and she still has a bruise there. Im not even sure what she hit. Im thinking she hit the coffee table corner. I saw it had red lines where she hit it and then it started bruising really dark. It has changed every different color and now its a light bruise. Is this normal for a bruise to last that long?

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Neva - posted on 08/06/2011

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Bruises can last that long, especially if she banged herself hard. Bruises usually go through various color changes from red to purple to green to yellow before they finally go away. If she develops a lot of bruises with minor injuries I'd have her seen by her pediatrician.

Tara - posted on 08/04/2011

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It can take that long for sure. I tend to bruise easily and have the bruising last a really long time, and both of my daughters have unfortunately gotten this tendency from me.
My oldest girl has had bruising lasting up to 6-8 weeks. As long as it goes through the color cycle and starts to fade your daughter should be alright.
One thing that helps my daughters and I is making sure we get enough Vitamin C in our diet. It doesn't get rid of the tendency to have the bruising but sometimes it helps fade faster.

Firebird - posted on 08/04/2011

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I've had bruises last that long, even longer actually, especially if I hit something really hard. I'm a little accident prone so I'm always hitting my hip on something.

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