Bruising around the bottom

Gabby - posted on 11/18/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My son was born with alot of bruising around his bottom and lower back and he is almost 2 months and it is still there. Is this normal? What could be causing it?

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Melaynee - posted on 11/18/2009

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It can be what they call a Mongolian spot.



Copied from Wikipedia: Among those who are not aware of the background of the Mongolian spots, it may sometimes be mistaken for a bruise. A Mongolian spot (also called a Mongolian fleck, Mongolian blue spot or congenital dermal melanocytosis) is a benign flat congenital birthmark with wavy borders and irregular shape, most common among East Asians and named after Mongolians. It is also extremely prevalent among East Africans, Polynesians, and Native Americans.It normally disappears three to five years after birth and almost always by puberty. The most common color is blue, although they can be blue-gray, blue-black or even deep brown.



Have a look at Wikipedia for more info.. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_s...

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Nothing to worry about. It sounds like Mongolian Blue Spot. It is very common in many children who have darker skin. You may want to take him to a Dr to have this verified, so that it is documented in his medical records. I used to work in a Daycare and it was quite common, and that way if a daycare questions the bruising it is documented thru your Dr. that he has tht condition. Just enjoy your beautiful baby and don't worry it will go away as he gets older.

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User - posted on 08/09/2014

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Mongolian blue spot, as others have said its just a birth mark, nothing to be concerned about. My daughter has one on the top of her bum by her tail bone (older son had nothing both children white british no background of any other race) Drs at hospital used her as an example to many of the staff to show them an actual example of it.

Agneta - posted on 03/07/2014

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My Caucasian son married a lovely Mexican woman and their first baby, a little girl, had a large blue mark that looked like a bruise at the base of her spine, into her upper buttocks. When I asked my daughter-in-law, she said her mom had told her she'd had the same marks at birth. It is called the Mongolian spot, and it occurs in those who have some indigenous blood. The baby is very young now, no one is concerned, it will fade in time. I am delighted to have a "mixed race" granddaughter! Enjoy your beautiful children.

Rose - posted on 09/02/2013

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Our baby is 7weeks old.One day we sow on our baby buttom these blue marks,we call to the hospital straightaway,they ask us to bring her to the hospital.These bruises a really large on both buttocks,we never harm our baby.After few hours me and my husband were arrested for child cruelty,now its been 4weeks and our baby is in foster care while they do investigation.Its heart breaking,we have no idea how these bruises emerged in the first place,could it be these birth marks that everyone is talking about?but she is white skin,we both from eastern europe.Police took her infant baby bath,cous we told them it my be cous of the bath.The bruises faid away in 5-6days,its really strange.Any advise or anything that could help us please?we try to get help for her and look whats happend,i never imagen in a million years they can do this.thanks

Isobel - posted on 11/20/2009

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They used to call them stork bites...cause the stork nipped them while carrying them :)

Kim - posted on 11/20/2009

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My son has the same thing. It looks like a bruise on his bottom & part of his lower back. I was told when he was born that it is just pigmentation & will fade with time. He is now 2 & it's still there but is fading.

Kristine - posted on 11/20/2009

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All of my boys had the mongolian spots, at the lower base of the spine. My kids are caucasian with a mix of European decent, so it is not only in childer with dark skin. No worries!!

Tanisha - posted on 11/20/2009

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It is ok it is like a birth mark my goddaughter's butt was a very dark green until she was about six yrs old it will if not go away, lighten up

Courtney - posted on 11/19/2009

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Hi Gabby,
Depending on what nationality you are it could be 'mongolian blue spots'.
typically people with coloured skin get it at birth,its just pigmentation under the skin,maybe google it?
My mum had it and was removed in the 1960's here in Australia do to the policies in place at the time with the Indigenous people because they thought her mother had beaten her.I was born in the 80s and there still wasnt much awareness then about it but my Mothers sister was a Dr who knew of this pigmenation.
I still have some spots that look like bruising but theyre completely harmless and usually fade over time and there's a massive awareness of them now so please dont worry!
It is completely normal but if your concerned seek help from a health professional.
good luck n take care xx

Julie - posted on 11/19/2009

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My daughters was on her back it got smaller as she aged and went away completely when she was 5. It has a medical term, but I forgot it.

Beth - posted on 11/18/2009

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There are birthmarks that are called Mongolian birthmarks they usually appear on dark skinned and mixed babies, and can be mistaken for bruises. Both of my children which 1 is mixed and the other white but dark complected was born with these birthmarks and they eventually fade away in a few months as it did with my white child, but my 4 yr old who is mixed still has a couple of them although liter than at birth they are slowly fading. Ask your child's Dr. if you are concerned, they should be able to give you the answers you are looking for.

Jennifer - posted on 11/18/2009

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i think that those are call mongollian marks or something like that i cant remember the exact name but it is normal but if you are worried about it talk with your ped. iam sure its fine though

Jessica - posted on 11/18/2009

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My son has one too, right around his bottom and lower back. It hasn't gone away. My boyfriend and I just assumed that it was a birth mark.

Brandy - posted on 11/18/2009

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My daughter's head was bruised all the way around the crown when she was born from such a long labor and it didn't completely go away until she was almost 7 months

Susie - posted on 11/18/2009

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it very normal my oldest is 6 years old and she still has it, and i dont no what causes it

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