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My baby is 1 year old and we just observed one of his leg is slightly fatter than other?Is there anything worried about please suggest?

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Hi, hari,

One leg can normally be slightly bigger than the other, but it is impossible for me to reassure you unless I take a look and do a good exam.  Your pediatrician should be able to do this and tell you if this is within the range of normal.

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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