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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

Birthmark (Definition)

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


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Hi, I had a birthmark on the bottom side of my lip and recently 2 appeared near the middle of the bottom lip, what can I do to remove them?

Hi, I had a birthmark on the bottom side of my lip and recently 2 appeared near the middle of the bottom lip, what can I do to remove them?

See a dermatologist: To evaluate them and make sure that they are "birth marks" and not something that will resolve on their own. To have them removed, you may want to consult with the dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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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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Black marks on penis head? Looks like someone wrote a line with a black marker on it. Birthmark? Noticed it just now. I'm 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. I'm 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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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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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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Will my baby’s raised birthmark go away?

Will my baby’s raised birthmark go away?

Yes: If it is a typical hemangioma, most of the times yes! The general rule of thumb is that 90% are gone by 9 yrs of age, 70% are resolved by age 7, and 50% are gone by age 5. So, be patient and know that most will spontaneously disappear. If it is in a worrisome location (eg. Eyelid, nasal passage, etc), your doctor may refer you to a specialist for treatment to get rid of it earlier. ...Read more

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Can my baby’s birthmark be cancerous?

No: It is almost unheard of to have a malignant birthmarks. There are several kinds that need to be followed and possibly removed at a later date due to malignant potential in adulthood. ...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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How to get rid of a birthmark?

Lots of ways: It really depends on what kind of "birthmark" you have. Surgery, laser, occasionally topical medicines and others are all possible options. You should have someone take a look to help you decide what may be best for you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of birthmarks?

Depends: For some there are treatments, others you leave alone. Ask your regular doc at your next encounter and they can advise you based on the findings of an exam. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of birthmarks?

How can you get rid of birthmarks?

Depends: There are many ways, depending on the birthmark. A pigmented birthmark without vascular involvement might be able to be treated with certain types of laser. A small birthmark could be removed with a minor surgery. Vascular birthmarks can sometimes be treated with laser, surgery, and/or sclerotherapy. Going to a center that specializes in birthmark treatment is the way to go. ...Read more

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Is hemangioma a type of birthmark?

Is hemangioma a type of birthmark?

Yes: Hemangiomas are often referred to as birth marks although they may show up some days or weeks after birth. There are several varieties. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of birthmarks?

Depends on birthmark: Some birthmarks will fade over time & need no help while some will persist a lifetime unless surgically removed. Some can be treated by lasers & others have some response to injected medications. Consultation with your pcp, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon may be required for a full understanding of treatment options. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a birthmark?

Depends: Birthmarks can be variable in their color and cause. Vascular birthmarks can respond to laser treatment but there are other options. Pigmented birthmarks carry with them the concern for malignancy (i.e. Melanoma) and should be addressed with that in mind. I would suggest you find a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can consult with you on the best options for you. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of birthmarks?

Complex lesions: There are as many types of birthmarks as answers to this question. Treatment options depend on what type of birthmark you have. There are ones that are pigment, different types of vascular ones, etc. I would meet with a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon, find out what type of birthmark you have, and what options there are for removal. Be sure to ask about scars and side effects after removal. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a birthmark entirely?

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

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How can I hide or get rid of a birthmark?

How can I hide or get rid of a birthmark?

Depends on type.: Some birthmarks are hidden well with makeup/foundation or concealers. There are professionals who also specialize in the best way and products to do that. Depending on the type of birthmark, laser treatments for removal may be an option. You may want to consult in person with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find out your options. ...Read more