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Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Is it normal to have birthmarks?

Yes: Many babies have birth marks and some, consisting of vascular lesions regress with time. As long as the birthmark is stable and not bleeding, there is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

Birthmark (Definition)

A birthmark is an unusual mark or blemish anywhere on the skin ...Read more


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Are there different kinds of birthmarks?

Yes: There are quite a few. Some are common and quite innocent,some are rare and may signal significant internal problems could occur. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are facial birthmarks unattractive?

I'm wondering are facial birthmarks unattractive?

Depends: Depends on the birthmark and how you perceive it. For example, Elizabeth Taylor had a mole - a facial birthmark- ... ...Read more

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What causes rid of a birthmark?

What causes rid of a birthmark?

Varies: Birthmark is a term that applies to a broad group of different marks with different physical characteristics. Some are amenable to removal through laser treatments or surgery. Some would only leave a prominent scar if any attempt was made to remove it.Consultation with your pcp/a dermatologist or plastic surgeon could provide specific information on your situation. ...Read more

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Can my baby’s birthmark be cancerous?

No: It is almost unheard of to have a malignant birthmarks. There are several kinds that need to be followed and possibly removed at a later date due to malignant potential in adulthood. ...Read more

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Do I have an age spot or a birthmark?

Don't have a clue: On this public site we don't have access to anything you upload, so if you sent in a picture we cannot see it.If your spot was there within weeks of birth then it might be considered a birthmark.Otherwise you need to ask your doc or have someone look at it. ...Read more

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Could birthmarks appear from puberty?

Confusing question: Birthmark is a term applied to a variety of skin surface findings that are usually present at birth or within the first month or so. New patches/ growths/ spots that arise during puberty would not be considered birthmarks. ...Read more

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What exactly are tiny red birthmarks?

What exactly are tiny red birthmarks?

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 cells that usually disappear on their own. They typically appear during the first weeks of life and resolve by age 10. ...Read more

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Will a red birthmark go away on a baby?

Will a red birthmark go away on a baby?

Some do some don't: There are a variety of red birthmarks that appear on babies. Their eventual status varies with type & location. The typical "storks bite" on the back of the neck persists through adulthood while "angel kisses" on the eye lids generally fade as the skin thickens. Strawberry marks increase in size & prominence for about a year before shrinking back & may fade considerably. Ask your dr for specifics. ...Read more