Posted by: SOLO | 2004/01/07



Hi Doc My 2year old was born with a blue bottom (Bums). Her doc told me that some big babies bruise when they go through the birth canal.Now my 8week old has the same but on her back,shoulders,hands &feet.Is this.some sort of illness or what.My 8weekold weighed 3.5 kilos &53cm tall.she feeds well,does not cry if we pick her up sleeps well.It does not worry me cause I believed the doc,but if I tell people they look at me with disbelief.Could this story be true.Other people say they think I ate to much cold stuff when I was pregnant.Please reply.

Expert's Reply



These marks are not bruises, but a blue discolouration called Mongolian spots. It is common in babies and transient. It is not a disease and no treatment is indicated.

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Posted by: maybe | 2004/01/08

I dont know if its true but I heard that 'blue bums" are quite common in babies who have dark complexions.

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