My DS just turned 7 months and the vein on the bridge of his nose seems to be getting darker. Doc keeps reassuring me that it will fade, but I can’t help obsessing about it. I know it’s very common and that I should just be thankful for a beautiful, healthy baby, but it bothers me! If your LO had this vein, when did it start to fade? I really just worry that he’ll be teased by other kids if it’s still there when he starts K. Also, if your babe did have it… Were they diagnosed with a murmur? I read something about a possible connection and my boy does have an “innocent” murmur.
This is so fascinating! My 18-month-old had one, but I can't remember the last time I noticed it - either it's gone or has just been eclipsed by all the bumps, scrapes, and toddler battle scars. :)
She's not one for sweets, and has always slept poorly and been a little high needs. So far I can only find one article about "sugar bug" babies - do you have any other resources? Here's what I've found:
My Daughter is nearly 5 and she has had what I can only describe as a cluster of veins on the bridge of her nose since she was born. Permanently looks bruised. I use it as an indicator to when she is tired or coming down with something as it tends to become very prominent when these occur. As she has got older I have noticed that a vein under her mouth going towards her neck also gets "brighter" when she is poorly. She is very pale and and I am used to these and like you all, I worry that she will get teased about the obvious bruise cluster on the bridge of her nose but she has been at Nursery and School since she was 2 & a half and the only people that ever point it out are grown ups!
Yesterday though something new occurred which had me up at A&E all evening. My little one went blue all round her mouth, looked like a vein tash. We now have an appointment at the MFU (Maxillo Facial Unit) on Tuesday with a specialist. Has anyone else had anything similar? I did some googling which is always a bad idea and it kept coming up with heart problems :-/
Zirconia - Yes, that was the article I read. I don't really think it describes my LO though... He loves sweets and doesn't seem to be "affected" by them. He sleeps like a champ! Lol! He was a little high needs as a newborn, but not so much now. Thanks for letting me know that hers has faded. Since my original post, I read somewhere that it "usually" fades by age 5. Here's to hoping!
Phoebesmum - I'm so sorry to hear of your LO's troubles. Thankfully, our pedi didn't hear the murmur at his 9 month check-up. Thanks for letting me know that she's never been teased at nursery school! I feel better now. Adults can be rude sometimes. Lol! Hugs to you and your little girl!!
Possible future readers - I wrote to the authors of Baby 411 (my bible) regarding this and here's Dr. Ari Brown's response...
I wouldn't worry too much about it being prominent, but if it is truly getting larger or raised, the concern would be a vascular malformation, which could be evaluated with an MRI. Not worried about heart murmur being related to it.