Ashley - posted on 07/14/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
My son is 8 months old and he got this red mark a month after he was born at the top of his butt crack. Because I was a brand new mom and he is my first I thought maybe it was dipper rash. But after a little bit it looked like it was getting a hole in it. So we took him to the hospital were we live. 2 Dr had no idea what it was and told us to put polisporon on it. A few days latter we went to our family Dr and he didnt get a very good look at it because my son was getting his 2 month shots and was kind of cranky. He gave us a perscrption for some other ointment. After about a week and nothing was changing I took him back to my Dr. He said after getting a good look at it this time "Oh its only a birthmark" So we all laughed at the the craziness and stressing about a birthmark. Well yesterday my husband and I were out and a bout and noticed out son smelled kind of funky. So we went into sears to change his dipper. My son was very upset. When I wiped his bum I noticed blood on the wipe. So I lifted his legs and saw that the mark on his bum was bleeding quite a bit. So in a panic, my husband and I took him to the ER, in the bigger city we both grew up in. The Dr there said a pediatrician should have a look at it and he was going to set us up with one. He also asked why our family Dr hasn't sent us to one. He said that it looked like it may be a hemangioma birthmark. So we were happy we finnaly got some sort of good answer to what this thing is. I've seen them on babies heads and stuff before, I just thought they looked weird. But with this being in his bum crack it rubs when he crawls. I think thats what caused the bleeding. It also bled again last night. Devon seemed to be in SO much pain. My question is what do I do about this thing until we get in to see the pediatrician? I've been putting the ointment on to prevent infection. But I dont know what elts to do to make it not bleed anymore and cause him pain. Dose anyone have a similar story they would like to share and maybe give me some tips on what worked for them?