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Bruise in arm due to injury. Being abused?

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Trying to figure out if my grand-baby is being abused or the explanation given could have happened.

Her mother told us this bruise was created from the baby shutting a folding door with her arm and her arm was pinched. I question this......

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern and I have reviewed your pictures.
Yes, it does look like the skin got pinched and it does look the bruise has come from that.
Why do you suspect abuse? Is there any previous instances to believe that it could be inflicted?
Regards.


Patient replied :

Yes we do. She always has smaller bruises o your body, but I have attached the last set of large bruises that she could not explain.


Hello,
This does not look like an injury, could be inflicted.
I would suggest you get it examined by a pediatrician with the parents along with the baby.
Feel free to discuss further,
Regards.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
Experience: 
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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