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#1 Flutter Bug

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:15 PM


I've just bathed DD 5 months old and we noticed some spots on her inner-thigh. At first I thought they were bites but on closer inspection they look more like tiny bruises.

Now I know she hasn't been bumped or hurt in any way that would cause her to bruise. There are about 8-10 spots all in the same area, inner thigh above her knee. They are dark purple/blue in colour and approx. 3-4mm in diameter.

Anyone know what could cause this?

Of course if I think it's something serious I will get her checked out but it's a bit late at night now. Just interested if anyone has experienced anything like it.

#2 3_for_me

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:18 PM

I would get it checked out, they sounds similiar to the bruises I used to get before I was treated for a low platelet count.

Hope everything is OK OP

#3 fionah

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

If she seems a bit fluey, please take her to see someone tonight. If not, go and see a DR tomorrow pls.
She may need to have a blood test to check her red & white blood cell count.


#4 TwiceThe Woman

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:22 PM

If she seems a bit fluey, please take her to see someone tonight. If not, go and see a DR tomorrow pls.
She may need to have a blood test to check her red & white blood cell count.

^^^Agree with above.

#5 ali27

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

I would get some one to check her out tonight. Plenty of doctors surgeries are open to 9pm.

#6 Ice Queen

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:28 PM

i dont think you take chances with small bubs.  i would be getting her checked out.  Whats the worst that the dr can say.....there is nothing wrong which would be a great outcome!

#7 Madnesscraves

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:38 PM

There are plenty of after hours GPs available, many attached to a hospital. I'd be heading there OP. You could call the health line and describe what you see. They will direct you on where to go. Plenty of Drs do late home visits. Check put who's available in your area.

#8 Marchioness Flea

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:46 PM

If you know she hasn't been bumped then I'd take her to a GP or ring the healthline tonight.
Children and babies can go downhill very fast as well, better be told it's nothing than have it BE something and find out too late.

#9 Flutter Bug

Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:33 PM

Thanks for the replies and for putting the fear into me (i mean that sincerely). I rang the maternal health line and have now been directed to the royal childrens where we are waiting to be seen. I feel bad for not being more worried about it. She's not unwell in any other way. Hoping it turns out to be nothing serious. Thanks ladies

#10 3_for_me

Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:38 PM

Hopefully it just turns out that her nappy or clothes were tight in that spot or something similiar.

#11 Mamabug

Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:41 PM

Hope all is well tonight - and know there is always someone here to keep you company if you need it.

#12 Majeix

Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:49 PM

Hope it turns out to be nothing.

#13 Therese

Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:53 PM

I am glad you are getting her checked out. Fingers crossed that she is ok.

#14 lucky 2

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:00 PM

FYI- In case other members have health concerns after hours, there are contact numbers for health professional advice, available 24 hours a day (all States and Territories), detailed in a pinned thread in this forum.

All the best OP.

#15 fionah

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

Thanks for the update. I hope all goes well tonight.


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#16 Flutter Bug

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:47 PM

Well so far they think it's from pressure from her seatbelt or the like because she's otherwise well. I didn't realise it can be a sign of meningitis until the triage nurse told me. So we are waiting to see a Dr just to be sure but thankfully so far it doesn't seem to be serious. Thanks again for alerting me to the potential  seriousness of her symptom, my mothers instinct sure was out of whack tonight.

#17 cardamom

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

Great news that it doesn't seem to be anything serious. Don't beat yourself up OP  original.gif

#18 Le-a

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

Hi OP, just writing to wish you all the best.

#19 Therese

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:55 PM

That is great news OP. I hope you get the all clear from the Dr soon.

#20 Flutters

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

Glad to hear they don't think it's anything serious, hope it stays that way. All the best, hope you are all home happy & healthy shortly

#21 sjl

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

glad to hear that they think all is well.  better to be safe than sorry.  

#22 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:01 PM

I'm glad you're getting her checked out. Menegitis was my first thought, but I didn't want to post it and scare you. I hope it is just her seatbelt.

#23 bakesgirls

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

I hope it's just her seatbelt, as that is easily fixed. So glad you had it checked out, fingers crossed you will both be home soon.

#24 **Anna**

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:10 PM

Glad to hear all sounds good. Definitely better to be safe. Xxx

#25 roses99

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:28 PM

Please don't beat yourself up, OP.

We've all been there, I'm sure.

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