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What is mongolian spots

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Mongolian patch: Mongolian spots or patches are areas in the skin where pigment producing cells make excess pigment. Usually confined to the back. Often in the area o... Read More
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: Mongolian spots are very common in any part of the body of dark-skinned babies. They are flat, gray-blue in color (almost looking like a bruise), and ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Leave them alone: Mongolian patches/spots are pigment variations within the skin often seen over the lower back&buttochs but may be seen anywhere along the posterior of... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 53 years experience
Mongolian spots: are bluish coloured patches usually see in babies and children of certain races generally in dark haired people with dark eyes it is caused by pigment... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Maybe: Not always. They don't mean a thing. So if they are still present in adulthood, then no problem.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Can fade with time: Mongolian spots are bluish markings on the skin, normally on the lower back, often noted in the newborn period. Mongolian spots are common among darke... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Persistent: They will still probably disappear as she gets older. It is unusual for the m to persist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
No complications: Mongolian spots are bluish markings on the skin, normally on the lower back, often noted in the newborn period. Mongolian spots are common among darke... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Left behind pigment: Hi Karen136 Sounds like it may be a varient of the 'mongolian spot', which is believed to be melanocytic pigment cells that didn't migrate as they sho... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Mongolian spots: They are normal accumulations of melanocytes (the cells which give your skin color). Over time they may spread out over the skin surface and thus ligh... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Usually fade on own: Mongolian spots are the rule, rather than exception, in Asians and virtually always fade with time. Do not always fade in same way, thus, as you suspe... Read More

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