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I have a small strawberry birthmark always been fine but past year it has changed has raised dark purple bits in it and gets very painful any idea?!
I have a birthmark that's been changing/irritated. There's history of melanoma in my family. I want it removed and biopsied. Would insurance cover it?
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 could transplant a full thickness graft of your skin to cover the area, but it would never look "normal" and would have some visible demarcation at the edges that would call attention to the patch.Most would use a cover makeup for prominent areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer