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Strange and sudden bruising on baby

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NotSoThinLizzy Sat 17-Nov-18 19:58:01

So I'm ready to get flamed for seeking advice about this but d's 14 months has a dark bruise near his armpit. It has a lump in it too. It's sore if you touch the lump. Should I go to a n e or wait till Monday. Ds is happy and himself no temp. He's not fallen funny. It wasn't there this morning. I've taken pics for Monday I'm in two minds weather or not it's serious enough.

SpottingTheZebras Sat 17-Nov-18 19:58:50

Call 111

NotSoThinLizzy Sat 17-Nov-18 19:59:31

What could they do? Would they not say it's just a bruise

Mayhemmumma Sat 17-Nov-18 20:01:00

He's very young. If it's a sudden dark bruise or rash and lump no one in A&E will criticise you for going in. Weekends are a tough call with babies but you should go with gut instinct I think

LittleMe03 Sat 17-Nov-18 20:02:16

I would be going straight to A+E and accept to be told I was being ridiculous rather than wait and see...

Overrunwithlego Sat 17-Nov-18 20:02:51

I would suggest - at least call 111. My dd had some weird bruising on her legs and feet when she was about 9 months. It turned out to be nothing - they though perhaps a reaction to a virus - but were worried it might be a blood disorder. That was more than 1 bruise though.

LittleMe03 Sat 17-Nov-18 20:03:09

Weekend or not children are usually prioritised in my experience

DayManChampionOfTheSun Sat 17-Nov-18 20:03:50

111 will tell you to take him in I imagine. But better to call them first then if someone acts like you are wasting time I'm A&E, you can say you went under advice from 111.

NotSoThinLizzy Sat 17-Nov-18 20:05:46

How it works up here is we ring 111 and if needing to go hosp then 111 call ahead and hosp will say if they want us or not I'll give them a ring

NewMinouMinou Sat 17-Nov-18 20:06:48

I’d be heading to a walk-in centre if poss, or a&e esp because it’s sore.
Like a PP said, it’ better to go home feeling a bit silly but reassured.

NotUmbongoUnchained Sat 17-Nov-18 20:07:28

Always get unexplained bruising checked out. My brother had leukaemia as a child which started out as random bruising.

NewMinouMinou Sat 17-Nov-18 20:07:51

Where is the lump? Is it under his arm?

LisaSimpsonsbff Sat 17-Nov-18 20:10:05

Around me 111 can get you an out of hours GP appointment - it's not A&E or nothing. That's what they did when -- I massively overreacted when -- I banged DS's head

Sambasam Sat 17-Nov-18 20:12:52

This happened with my dd strange bruise which turned into a hemangioma (birth mark) don’t think it was sore but we still got it checked

NotTheFordType Sat 17-Nov-18 20:34:44

I love how everyone is all "ooh yes get tothe nhs"
and yet every singe case has been not worthy of A&E

NotSoThinLizzy Sat 17-Nov-18 20:35:39

So waiting for a call back to get him to see a doc. Don't have a walk in centre where I am and some weekends they close the a and e here as they don't have the staff so will be next hosp over . And He's just fallen asleep.

NotSoThinLizzy Sat 17-Nov-18 20:37:28

Can be up to 4 hours

DartmoorDoughnut Sat 17-Nov-18 20:38:55

Hope they give you a call back soon and that it’s nothing too worrying flowers

Londonlondon2012 Sat 17-Nov-18 20:48:58

When my Dd2 was about 9 months old she had a really weird, long thin bruise appear at the top of her armpit, and it ran toward her shoulder for about 3 or 4 cm. It had a little gland like lump underneath it. Took her to the GP who said it was just a bruise, albeit a nasty looking one (I've never seen such a dark purple red one before) and that it should just fade. Go back if it gets much worse. It faded over about a week, never to be seen again. No idea to this day where it came from or how she did it. Gave me a bit of a scare at the time though.

ReflectionsofParadise Sat 17-Nov-18 20:53:00

Oh do everyone a favour and shut up @NotTheFordType

A&E staff would rather people took kids in than worry they'd be wasting time, and then for something bad to happen to the kid or for something to be missed.

AuntieStella Sat 17-Nov-18 20:56:07

Unexplained bruising (when there are no known knocks/falls) should reviewed by a doctor. A simple blood test can rule out leukaemia and other scary blood disorders.

Hotpinkangel19 Sat 17-Nov-18 20:56:18

I'd definitely take my child in. Can't be too careful x

MollyHuaCha Sat 17-Nov-18 21:01:01

Hope you find out what it is soon.

bobstersmum Sat 17-Nov-18 21:02:40

My dd got a circular bruise with a pale centre and a little lump in it, on her rib when she'd just started toddling. It was a shock to see it and she hadn't fallen or anything but then figured out it lined up with the edge of the coffee table which she used to walk around. I put arnica on and it went away so fast.

Bobbybobbins Sat 17-Nov-18 21:02:46

Definitely agree to get this checked out.

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