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When should you call a doctor about bruises?

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Make the call if:

  • The bruised area seems very painful, swollen, or infected.
  • Your child has a bruise after a serious accident or head or abdominal injury.
  • Your child has a large number of bruises or unexplained bruises.
  • Your child has a fever along with the bruises.

From: Treating Bruises in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cincinnati Children's Hospital: "Child Abuse Questions."

DukeHealth.org: "Bruises."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Cincinnati Children's Hospital: "Child Abuse Questions."

DukeHealth.org: "Bruises."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

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