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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have congenital hemangioma on my hand. i want to diagnose whether i have any internal hemangiomas in/on my organs. which doctor should i visit?

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Many answers: This is very difficult to do, AND usually very expensive. Many of us have an internal hemangioma somewhere in our body, but they rarely cause a problem. If you have a family history of familial hemagiomatosis, then you should get checked-usually by a vascular surgeon or phlebologist.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Why bother ?: The process would be difficult,expensive & likely not covered by any insurance. Most internal hemangiomas of any significance are located in sites where enlargement would interfere with a function, like blocking your swallowing.The natural pattern finds them at peak relative size at age 9-10 months with a gradual decline over several years.If they haven't bothered you by now why look?

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