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Birthmark On Breast
I have a birthmark ion my left breast, it's color is black and its itchy. I think it's an active birthmark since its getting bigger. Is this melanoma?
Dark lesion breast: Seek a biopsy of this lesion with pathologic review! ...Read more
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
I have always had birthmarks and moles but lately they've been popping out and I've noticed two large pink discolorations on my chest appear.
Change needs eval: Any changing lesion and be evaluated by a dermatologist". ...Read more
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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
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
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
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
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
Yes: It will sting and it won't work. ...Read more
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
I have a brown birthmark on my face, size of a coin. What is the best treatment to remove it or lighten it. I have brown skin?
See a: Dermatologist, for better management, can't really help you online, good luck ...Read more
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
My son has a pale blotchy area on the back of his neck just below his hairline. This has been there for several years. Birthmark?
Most likely: If it has been there since birth or shortly thereafter, it is a birth mark. ...Read more
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
Is it possible for vascular birthmarks to become cancerous over time? Also, small red patch on wrist for years now looks redder. Malignancy?
Birthmarks: Unlikely and a small red mark that has been there for a long time is probably not a malignancy ...Read more
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.
Hi, my daughter 8, had a birthmark on her right lower chinbone area, which I think is port wine birthmark, any cream to apply to get rid of it? Tks
No cream; can treat: For flat areas, laser therapy can be very successful in treating this. ...Read more
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
Flat smooth tan mark on inner left eyelids, upper & lower. Well defined edges. Another tiny brown spot on eyelid margin. What's name of this birthmark?
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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?
Found a questionable birthmark with a crusty yellow top. I have a lot of birthmarks, but have not seen one like this. I'm concerned it may be melanoma?
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
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