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Have birthmark on head mri last week shown diffuse haemangioma in skull bone ?! should i be worried cant stop panicking risk of death?

Have birthmark on head mri last week shown diffuse haemangioma in skull bone ?! should i be worried cant stop panicking risk of death?

Relax: These grow their fastest before you reach a year of age and then settle down and just sit or shrink. If you made it to your age you are fine. It is more of a curiosity than a risk. Follow your docs lead on this and settle back into your life.I would't be surprised if they sent you around to a few docs to share the curious finding. ...Read more

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Birthmark (Definition)

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


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Can a birthmark on a child's head be the cause of her hair being a different color there?

Can a birthmark on a child's head be the cause of her hair being a different color there?

Yes: A dark mole or birthmark (congenital melanocytic nevus) often will have dark hairs coming out of it. If the mole is large (> 2 centimeters) you should probably have a dermatology consult at some point. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a birthmark on top of my head?

What does it mean if I have a birthmark on top of my head?

Nothing specific: I find these occasionally.The importance depends on the type of birthmark. Some are benign and no treatment indicated.Some will be associated with other conditions that will be monitored.Some may be associated with conversion to a cancer in later life and can be removed easily at some point. ...Read more

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One of my strawberry birthmarks hurts (one top of head) scalp sunken in with mound around it that is painful. Alopecia is spreading. Clueless?

One of my strawberry birthmarks hurts (one top of head) scalp sunken in with mound around it that is painful. Alopecia is spreading. Clueless?

See dermatologist: Your strawberry mark may be infected and swollen. Consult your primary doctor .alopecia is different condition and its cause usually not known .Best is talk to dermatologist about your problem for alopecia if he has some suggestion to prevent spreading of alopecia . ...Read more

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Black marks on penis head? Looks like someone wrote a line with a black marker on it. Birthmark? Noticed it just now. Im 28. No pain or itch.

Black marks on penis head? Looks like someone wrote a line with a black marker on it. Birthmark? Noticed it just now. Im 28. No pain or itch.

Penile lesion: Penile melanotic macule is a well-defined, brown to black, flat patch on the penis of some men. Once developed the lesion usually remains unchanged in size and color. It can occasionally have an irregular edge and there may be a history of color change as well. ...Read more

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What can you do to tan skin around a big birthmark ?

What can you do to tan skin around a big birthmark ?

Halo Nevus?: Skin around a halo nevus will burn, but not tan, as it lacks cells that produce melanin. This is the one appropriate use of spray tan, but only on that spot, and you still need sunblock. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1057446-overview. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a birthmark on my baby's skin?

Should I be concerned about a birthmark on my baby's skin?

No: Most birthmarks are harmless, but you should point any that you find out to your baby's doctor at the next routine check up. Birth marks, despite the name, don't always show up right at birth. Many develop in the first few months. They can be red, blue, shades of brown, black, white, or yellow/orange. There are a few which may require seeing a specialist, usually a dermatolgist. ...Read more

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I'm 23 I have had a strawberry birthmark since I was a baby, will it ever go away or what can I do about it, the skin is white?

I'm 23 I have had a strawberry birthmark since I was a baby, will it ever go away or what can I do about it, the skin is white?

Strawberry marks: are usually varieties of capillary hemangiomas. These vascular lesions are generally present at birth, enlarge for several months, then regress up until approximately two years of age. Persistence of these lesions beyond early childhood are sometimes addressed with laser or other treatments. A dermatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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I need some advice about a birthmark on my face?

I need some advice about a birthmark on my face?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. They can explain the options to you. ...Read more

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Do you know any type of skin cream that can really remove birthmarks ?

Do you know any type of skin cream that can really remove birthmarks ?

Not likely: Birthmarks are usually caused by increased or decreased pigmentation, or by increased blood vessel formation. It is highly unlikely that topical creams will be potent enough to completely remove a birthmark. Laser therapy is available for this purpose, and may be effective for certain types of beauty/birth marks, if removal is desired. ...Read more

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I have a large dark brown birthmark with hair on it should i be concerned?

I have a large dark brown birthmark with hair on it should i be concerned?

No: Birthmarks are very common and rarely represent something sinister. They can be a cosmetic nuisance depending on their location. The only time you should be concerned is if you notice any new changes like increasing size or color, irregular borders, any bleeding or discharge etc in the area. Otherwise just let it be. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a birthmark on my face and i wonder, its shaped like a tear drop , and i wonder what does it mean?

What to do if I have a birthmark on my face and i wonder, its shaped like a tear drop , and i wonder what does it mean?

Birth mark: There are different kinds of birth marks. Birth mark may be present at birth or appear later. Need to see you physician to know what kind of birth mark it is ...Read more

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Is it possible to have birthmarks in the eye?

Is it possible to have birthmarks in the eye?

Yes: There is an excellent answer to this by googling "birth marks in the eye". ...Read more

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Can this dark skin birthmark on my face be removed?

Time for consultatn: A visit wit a dermatologist can help determine whether a given birth mark can be removed. Some can be lightened with laser treatment while with some, no method short of surgical removal would help, and the scar left after the procedure would make that unwise. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to shave the hair off of a birthmark?

Is it dangerous to shave the hair off of a birthmark?

Yes - carefully: Press marks can become infected if they are traumatized. If you choose to shapeero of a birthmark, be careful not to scratch or injure the skin as this may cause the mark to become infected. See your doctor if the birthmark is changing in character. ...Read more

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I have a large red birthmark on my face, who can help?

I have a large red birthmark on my face, who can help?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to determine whether this is practical to be removed and to discuss what the area will look like once the lesion has been treated. ...Read more

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I have hair on a dark brown birthmark, could it become cancerous?

Watch and monitor it: Any brown or black pigmented lesion has the potential to become cancerous(melanoma) especially if it is a birthmark. You should carefully note and record its size, shape and color and keep an eye for a change is color and surface. A changing lesion has a potential to be cancerous. . A dermatologist's opinion is good to have for long term monitoring and advice for potential removal. ...Read more