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I am sorry your son has a bruise.
bruises can often take many months for the body to absorb the red blood cells which have spilled out of blood vessels.
would you like to upload a clear photo of the bruised area?
is the bruise changing and getting slightly better over 6 months?
don't be angry.
you are not abusing your child
some children can bruise easier than others.
yes, even a tight diaper can cause some mild bruising of small blood vessels around the waist area.
fading of the bruise on both sides means they were just bruises.
sounds like he had bruises from his forceps delivery as well.
those are veins close to the skin irritated by where the diaper is cutting into his hips most likely
you may need to try a different brand of diabetes
those are not dangerous
how high is the PTH level?
how low is the vitamin D level?
those are not bruises from abuse.
it would not be on both sides like that.
the rib fractures can be from birth trauma.
yes, you can send xrays
there is no evidence of trauma or abuse.
those signs from the hips are not bruises from abuse
those are veins close tot he skin in the groin area irritated by the diaper.
you should have your child with you.
yes, I saw the xrays
I don't see signs of trauma or abuse.
we don't see osteoporosis in babies who are 6 months old
many of the bones are not formed and still cartilage at this stage
bones are still growing.
I don't see serious rib fractures.
medications are not needed for rib fractures
vitamin D is commonly low infants, but they can get it through mothers milk or through formula in the diet.
slightly elevated PTH levels usually are not dangerous.
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