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I have a client whose son got a bad bruise on the buttocks.

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Customer: Hi. This is Shari. I have a client whose son got a bad bruise on the buttocks. It was reported about 12 hours after leaving her care. I'm wondering if it would take that long to appear?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: She noticed a baseball sized bruise when she bathed him, just before he left her. Twelve hours later, he was photographed with dark bruising covering his entire buttocks.
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Customer: Sure. I also had a physician opine, based on looking at a photo, that the bruise was caused by non-accidental means, specifically, that it was "indicative of clenching of the buttocks in anticipation of further blows, which were then delivered, causing bruising." Could that opinion be rendered to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty by viewing a photo of a bruise?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.



An initial bruise can keep bleeding and then become a much larger bruise.

This is common.

However, if it becomes too large it needs to be assessed, and the patient must have bleeding disorders, fractures and so on ruled out.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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