Top
40
Doctor insights on: Birthmark On Breast

Share

Birthmark (Definition)

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


2

2
I have a large port wine stain birthmark on my chest, but desperately need a breast reduction, what are the risks concerning my birthmark?

I have a large port wine stain birthmark on my chest, but desperately need a breast reduction, what are the risks concerning my birthmark?

None.: It is caused by a spontaneous mutation during embryonic development; discovered last year, it causes permanent malformations of capillaries locally. In some cases when it affects the face, cranium, or an extremely, there may be underlying vascular anomalies, (Surge-Weber syndrome and Klippel–Trénaunay–Weber syndrome), present prior to birth. Coordinate anesthesia for high dose laser therapy. ...Read more

5

5
I have a large birthmark on my chest and I really want to get it removed. However I'm 16 and apparently I'm too young. Please help as I despise it.

I have a large birthmark on my chest and I really want to get it removed. However I'm 16 and apparently I'm too young. Please help as I despise it.

DependsOnBirthMark: It depends on the size and type of Birthmark.If it is flat birth mark it can be cured with Lasers. But if is raised and you can move it between fingers, then it can be excised surgically. You will have to consult a dermatologist with your parents and He/She will be able to tell you how you can get rid of it. ...Read more

6

6
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
What causes a birthmark in the middle of my lowerback?

Chance or Mongolian: Spot. Almost all asians have a so called "mongolian spot" or patch over the lower spine and upper buttock crease. Present in childhood, they usually fade by adulthood. Cafe-au-lait spots are common birthmarks, 3 or more might suggest neurofibromatosis. Otherwise most birthmarks occur purely by chance. ...Read more

12

12
Heterochromia iridium considered birthmarks?

Depends: If the difference in color is not due to a syndrome, then it can be. ...Read more

13

13
Why do birthmarks grow gray hair?

Why do birthmarks grow gray hair?

Gray hairs...: ...Last longer than pigmented hairs; possibly on this nevus only the gray ones are left. This is not a universal rule for all birthmarks. ...Read more

14

14
Can apple cider vinegar help a birthmark?

Can apple cider vinegar help a birthmark?

No: Surface applications of this material has no long term effect on the skin and or birthmarks in general. ...Read more

15

15
Can apple cider vinegar help this birthmark?

Can apple cider vinegar help this birthmark?

Unlkiely: Externally applied agents like apple cider vinegar have no significant effect on birthmarks. It may act as a mild cleanser. If you are interested on changing its appearance, consult with a cosmetic dermatologist to see if any methods are available to do so. A few can be, most not. ...Read more

17

17
What to do if I have a birthmark on my bottom lip, is this rare?

What to do if I have a birthmark on my bottom lip, is this rare?

See below.: Is it really a birthmark, or is it new? It is not uncommon to have a birthmark anywhere on the body. If it is new, though, you should have a dermatologist check it. If it's been there since birth but has changed, you should also have it checked. If it's been there since birth, but has not changed, you only need to have it checked if it bothers you cosmetically. ...Read more

18

18
My leg birthmark looks like I have vitiligo. How do I test for this?

My leg birthmark looks like I have vitiligo. How do I test for this?

Not aware: Vitiligo is a loss in skin pigmentation often from a burn or from an autoimmune process. Your doctor may test for for autoimmune diseases especially if there are associated symptoms. Otherwise it may just be a cosmetic issue. Uvb-nb phototherapy may work for some people. ...Read more

20

20
Is it possible to remove an age spot or a birthmark with natural remedies (as I got some from webs)? Thanks

OTC: You can try anything as long as it is safe, but remember that none of these products has undergone the type of testing necessary to prove its efficacy or safety by fda standards. There have been recent articles showing severe toxicities associated with unapproved supplements. Be careful and remember what pt barnum said. ...Read more

22

22
What to do if I have a rather visible birthmark inside my eye (yes, on the white of my eye). Would it be possible to remove it?

What to do if I have a rather visible birthmark inside my eye (yes, on the white of my eye). Would it be possible to remove it?

Birthmark in eye: The risk of removal, not worth it. Should have examined by eye professional though to be sure does not change in size or color over time. ...Read more

24

24
My 1 week old daughter have cafe au lait birthmark in her cheek. Is there any concealer I can use for baby to lighten the color? Thank you

My 1 week old daughter have cafe au lait birthmark in her cheek. Is there any concealer I can use for baby to lighten the color? Thank you

Cafe-au-Lait Spots:: Characterized by increased # of melanin pigment on skin giving a tan/light brown in white, dark brown in black children. Approx. 10% of children have these spots, 1-3 cafe-au-lait spots are common/normal. If large, needs further eval to rule out other association. Better not to use color fading agent/cream at her age. If too much concern about the color, talk to her pediatrician or dermatologist. ...Read more

26

26
Have slightldarkerbrown birthmark looking type rash on my pubic area. Not itchy. Hasn't gone away in a month. Was just one spot but recentlyspread.

Have slightldarkerbrown birthmark looking type rash on my pubic area. Not itchy. Hasn't gone away in a month. Was just one spot but recentlyspread.

Either this was not: A birthmark but a fungal infection or other type of rash, or the mole needs a biopsy. Either way you need to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

28

28
I went to the chirurg and he has take away a big birthmark from my chin. But after then I have no feelings in my chin, lips and under chin. What 2 do?

I went to the chirurg and he has take away a big birthmark from my chin. But after then I have no feelings in my chin, lips and under chin. What 2 do?

Depends on depth: The location and depth of the birthmark as well as the surgical techniques used to remove the lesion need clarification. It is not unusual to lose some sensation in and around the scar. However regional numbness may indicate temporary or permanent compromise of the nerve supplying the region, in many instances sensation will improve over a 1-2 year period and sometimes sooner. Follow up w/ surgeon. ...Read more

30

30
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

33

33
Can you shave a birthmark?

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

34

34
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

35

35
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

36

36
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

37

37
Can I remove birthmarks on my own?

Can I remove birthmarks on my own?

Not advised!: Leave this to your doctor. Furthermore, if it were to be cancerous, you would be doing yourself a big disservice. ...Read more

38

38
What are birthmarks and what causes them?

What are birthmarks and what causes them?

They are...: ...Any mark or discoloration anywhere on the skin, head to toe. They can be made of blood vessels, the pigment forming cells in skin, or other types f cells. Most are harmless, some are cosmetically disfiguring, a few reflect an underlying problem. Your doctor can tell the difference. ...Read more

39

39
What do you need to do about a birthmark?

Discuss with PCP: Some birthmarks are amenable to laser or other treatment modalities. Some are better left alone. A discussion with your pcp or evaluation by a dermatologist should give more specific guidance for your situation. ...Read more