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Old March 10th, 2015, 10:40 AM   #1
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Birth Marks

Anyone have any experience with birth marks? LO has several. A "stork bite" on the back of her neck, a tiny one on her eyelid, the big/fairly light one between her eyes, and the small, bright one by her mouth. Her pediatrician initially said that they should all fade by the time she's two, but when he saw her at 5 weeks and the one by her mouth had actually gotten darker, he seemed a little less sure. Obviously I don't care, she's perfect regardless. Just wondering what to expect.


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Old March 10th, 2015, 10:43 AM   #2
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DD had a stork bite on the back of her neck and the top of her head (HUGE and dark - they initially told me it was a hematoma but it never went away :hehe) and a cluster of small ones on the small of her back.

I can't see the one on the back of her neck or top of her head at all unless she gets really worked up and hot, then she gets a bit red. The ones on her back are suuuuper light now, can hardly see at all.


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Old March 10th, 2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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My guy has 2 "strawberries" which are hemangiomas but they're on his back. I'm told they should go away eventually but it'll take a long time, more than just 2 years. Not sure if that's the same thing though.


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Old March 10th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #4
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My son had a fairly visible stork bite between his eyes at birth. Now at 16 months it's very faint and only really shows up when he gets upset and his whole face goes red


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Old March 15th, 2015, 04:19 PM   #5
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My guy has 2 "strawberries" which are hemangiomas but they're on his back. I'm told they should go away eventually but it'll take a long time, more than just 2 years. Not sure if that's the same thing though.
You know, I really wonder if it might be a hemangioma. I'm looking at progressions of hemangiomas online and it looks pretty similar to hers (below, birth to just a few minutes ago at almost 9 weeks). It looks like they can start getting pretty gnarly around 5 or 6 months or so. As you can see, there's been a ton of change in hers. Lately the skin on it has been getting kind of flaky and crusty. Coconut oil seems to help somewhat but not totally. The one between her eyes has not changed like this. What has the progression with your kiddo been like, cnd29?














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Old March 15th, 2015, 10:08 PM   #6
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The coloring and size of the one on her chin is similar to the 2 my little guy has. He had one of them since he was a month or 2 and the 2nd one showed up later. The first one is small and maybe dime sized and is round-ish and a little raised. The second one is a little bigger like a nickel and is more like a cluster of freckles but red. I'd take a pic for you but he's asleep. He also has some pinkish spots on the back of his neck at the hairline I'm keeping my eye on.


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Old March 30th, 2015, 02:49 PM   #7
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Just a follow-up, I took her to the doctor and it is indeed a hemangioma. It's gotten a bit worse since the last picture. Hopefully it levels off soon. Poor baby!


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Old March 30th, 2015, 07:41 PM   #8
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Well the good news is they go away eventually, although it takes a long time. Hopefully that's as big as it gets. My LO's haven't really changed for a couple months.


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