My son is 17, for the past month or more he has some bruising on the base of and lumbar region of his back. The bruises will start to fade slightly, the return almost immediately in a dark brown to red color. He says these bruises do not hurt. He noticed them over a month ago and they just won't go away. He thankfully told me about them today...they are quite large and angry looking. I will be setting an appointment with his doctor to look at them asap.
In the meantime...
Does anyone know what could be causing these bruises? Obviously I asked if he had been in any physical altercations...the answer was no. He and I have a pretty close relationship and he would be honest about that. Is this something I should be overly concerned with?? Of course anything that occurs with my children concern me, but I am really asking if this could be something serious that I should push the doctor to see him right away?
Thanks for your responses in advance. Hopefully someone out there can shed some light on this for me...for my peace of mind and his.