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Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
No one knows: also there are different types

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually not: The pigment cells are usually to deep in the skin to remove them by just shaving off the surface cells. Talk to your doc or a dermatologist about the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: White birthmarks generally reflect an absence or decreased production of pigment in the patch of skin involved.This cannot be reversed. In theory you ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Some birthmarks, especially those relate to malformations of blood vessels often disappear with the growth of the child. Others may persist and get l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Birthmark include:: Watchful waiting, Surgery.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Discuss with PCP: Some birthmarks are amenable to laser or other treatment modalities. Some are better left alone. A discussion with your pcp or evaluation by a dermato ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The symptoms of Birthmark include:: Brown skin spots, Skin lesions with irregular borders.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Maliganat % of mole: There are a small % of birthmarks that have the potential of becoming cancerous. Best to see a doctor in person for examination.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Chance or Mongolian: Spot. Almost all asians have a so called "mongolian spot" or patch over the lower spine and upper buttock crease. Present in childhood, they usually f ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: If the difference in color is not due to a syndrome, then it can be.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Possibly: It depends. If you are going to get some ornamental tattoo then it could possibly hide your spots. However, if you are considering tattooing your sp ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
CAFE AU LAIT PIMPLES: IT'S POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP A PIMPLE, OR PIMPLES, ON CAFE AU LAIT SPOT(S).
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Paulhus
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Something else? : I wonder if you've had an injury to that area of the birthmark. Depending on the location of the birthmark, something could be going on in that area. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Blood vessel: Collection of blood near the surface which is often raised .It is easily treatable with electricity or laser.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
It could be: Possible.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Difficult question: True hemangiomas tend to increase in size and thickness faster than a kid grows up until age ~12 mo, when they plateau in relative size and gradually ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
25 years experience in Dermatology
Lentigos probably: From your description, it sounds like sun spots or lentigos. They often look like large, light tan or brown pigmented freckles. They indicate sun dam ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Dermatologist: see a dermatologist to decide on chemicals,laser, or abrasion.or even if it can be removed
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
They can: Freckles can grow with sun exposure. Many people who are freckled will notice an increase in both the darkness and the number of their freckles after ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Lasers, but...: A dermatologist with a laser, or you with a bottle of quinone bleach and a lot of patience, can remove freckles. My question is whether this is what y ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Watchful waiting: Most strawberry "hemangiomas" will resolve on their own with time with no specific treatment at all. A general rule is that 90% will resolve by age 9, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Maloney
34 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Changes in Moles: Whenever you have a mole that has changed, the safe thing to do is have a dermatologist check it out. Fortunately by seeing a doctor early, the majori ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
DYSPLASTIC NEVUS: THIS IS A NEVUS (MOLE) WITH AN ABNORMAL DEVELOPMENT OR GROWTH OF CELLS. THIS SHOULD BE SEEN BY A DERMATOLOGIST WHO WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO EITHER WATCH ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
No: Nevus spilus is a type of spotted mole with underlying light brown patch in the background. These are often present at birth, and may slowly enlarge ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
21 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Abnormal capillaries: An abnormal network of arterial and venous communications that lead to a red and raised area on your skin. Other than cosmetic, there is negligible co ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Surgry: Surgry.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Birth mark: Red area usually on the back of the neck present from birth which does not require any treatment.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sometimes.: Freckles are little concentrations of melanin that tend to come out with sun exposure. They often fade in the winter with less sun. However, that is ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Benign: Nothing more needed, even if incomplete removal.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Tiny hemangiomas: I think you are probably asking about something that is often referred to as a hemangioma of infancy. These are benign collections of blood vessels c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience in Breast Surgery
Could be: It could be, particularly if it is asymmetrical in its color distribution, has irregular border, has color variation, and a diameter larger than a pen ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not certain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience in Pediatrics
See dermatologist: Your strawberry mark may be infected and swollen. Consult your primary doctor .alopecia is different condition and its cause usually not known .Best ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience in Family Medicine
Normal: It is normal for cherry angiomas to get darker red to purple as people get older. They have many blood vessels in them, which means if you bump the b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Heredity: These marks are inherited from your ancestors.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Anything is possible: But probably not neccessary unless very black and changing in size or shape.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably not: Sometimes we see traits including birthmarks in similar areas in our children. In general though, birthmarks are not one of the more common inheritabl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
You can't: If it is in the genes it will show up on the baby. I often see a pattern of storks bite marks in several family members or they may come up as a new ... Read More
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