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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?

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?

Likely covered: but there is a small chance it might not be. Generally with +FH of melanoma and a changing skin lesion, most insurance plans would cover. Make certain your doctor submits medical records to insurance with claim. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Birthmark (Definition)

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


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Want to get rid of these marks on my face so i can stop wearing make up (except to cover my birthmark on my forehead). How can I remove them?

Want to get rid of these marks on my face so i can stop wearing make up (except to cover my birthmark on my forehead). How can I remove them?

Consultation time: Birthmarks and marks in general vary in their thickness, origin and ease of removal or repair. A consultation with a dermatologist who has experience in cosmetic laser use can help define what might be done to remove them. ...Read more

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Hi recently got a tattoo on my left thigh to cover a portwine birthmark although i did have lazer treatment before hand is it possible to remove ?

Hi recently got a tattoo on my left thigh to cover a portwine birthmark although i did have lazer treatment before hand is it possible to remove ?

Yes: Port wine stains and tattoos are removed with different types of lasers. Depending on the colors involved in the tattoo will determine how difficult it will be to remove. Consult with a local dermatologist to get further info and design a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can you shave a birthmark?

Shaving birthmark: Caution is needed, to avoid bleed or injury. Let your doctor examine & give better suggestions. ...Read more

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How to remove white birthmarks?

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 more

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Do all birthmarks stay forever?

Depends: Some birthmarks, especially those relate to malformations of blood vessels often disappear with the growth of the child. Others may persist and get larger with the growth of the child. ...Read more

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What makes you have a birthmark?

What makes you have a birthmark?

Lots of causes: Prematurity, chorionic villous sampling, family history, genetics, and the big unknown are all causes of birthmarks. ...Read more

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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