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Depends: Some people say that 50% of them for better by age 5 and 70% by age 7. Every child is different. There are some treatments now that help to resolve the hemangiomas more quickly, such as oral propranolol. A pediatric dermatologist or ENT doctor or plastic surgeon can discuss with you some of these options. Not all hemangiomas completely fade away. In that case, laser treatment may be necessary. ...Read more
For you or a baby?: In the past, in babies, often treatment involved doing nothing or taking steroids. Small ones not causing functional or cosmetic impairment need nothing. Oral Propranolol is now a fantastic option that works in many cases- it's been revolutionary in managing this problem. This can be given to infants and the earlier it is started, the better. Hemangioma in adults are rare and managed differently. ...Read more
On skin-visible: Hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels) can occur on the skin (w/ or w/o involvement of the neurologic system)-visible, but not a symptom. Hemangiomas of the liver are common-usually no symptoms. If bleed or rupture can cause pain, fever, even shock. Hemangiomas of the brain are common; no symptoms unless they bleed. Then headache and neuro signs, sympts: depend on location and amt of bleed. ...Read more
Benign neoplasia of small blood vessels.
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Sometimes: Many people have hemangiomas without a family history. Occasional hemangiomas can occur genetically and may be isolated or multiple lesions and rare conditions can also involve internal organs. ...Read more
Like a birth mark: Hemangioma in the skin is known as a 'strawberry mark' and is often found at birth. As many as 15 percent of people have a hemangioma in the bone and don't know it! Now that we do MRI we see these frequently as a bright spot in the vertebral body of the spine. They rarely need any treatment, when accurately diagnosed, but if they are very painful they can be treated with kyphoplasty. ...Read more
Depends where: If it is in the vertebral bodies, where we commonly find them, avoid becoming osteoporotic and they should cause in trouble at all. If you have a rare hemangioma that has developed somewhere else in the spine, it would depend if it impinges on any nerves or the central canal. On the skin it does not pose any danger normally. ...Read more
Please see below.: The superficial capillary hemangioma ('strawberry hemangioma') can be there at birth or appear in the first few months. It initially grows faster than the baby, then at the same rate, then slower;usually it starts to shrink in late infancy. It resolves in 90% of kids by 9 years old. There can, however, be residual skin changes. ...Read more
Pediatric derm.: I suggest a pediatric dermatologist at a center that excels in vascular abnormalities in children. This may seem a very specialized doctor, and it is because this is where you will get the most options for treatment. You live in a big city with several excellent children's hospital centers nearby. Go on-line and seek a pediatric dermatologist that specializes in vascular malformations in children. ...Read more
Usually none and: They can be found in approximately 11% of the population and are usually associated with no symptoms although rarely they may be large enough to compromise the structural integrity of the vertebra making them more susceptible to a fracture which can lead to pain, deformity and even neural tissue damage. ...Read more
It depends.: Depends on where it is. If it isn't in a place that could cause functional problems such as eating, breathing, seeing, then you can relax. If it is in one of those areas, or so big that it is very unsightly, it can be treated. Go to a children's specialist in vascular anomalies. ...Read more
Hemangioma: Is the accumulation of blood vessels that are like intertwined there as small vessels and cause a tumor like growth. If in the face, you probably would need a plastic surgeon to help you if it is bothersome. ...Read more
Hemangioma?: Might you mean "hematoma" (bruising, swelling) instead of hemangioma (an abnormal build-up of blood vessels in skin or internal organs -- most appear in childhood)? It's not unusual to have bruising after an auto accident, but if you also have ongoing pain it's a good idea to see your physician. Depending on severity, the er or urgent care center if your own doctor isn't available. ...Read more
Angioma: The "hemangioma" and "angioma" are same meaning of the disease of the vessel wall in certain part of the body. It can be brain cavernosa hemangioma (or carvernosa angioma) which may cause seizure ar more dangerous condition. It can be subcutaneous hemangioma which may cause enlarged blood vessels as raised red skin lesions. ...Read more
Many children: Almost 30% of hemangiomas will not go away completely by school age. There are many ways to deal with this including doing nothing, laser, surgery, and medications. See a dermatologist, ENT doctor, or plastic surgeon who specializes in this type of problem. This area of specialization is called "vascular anomalies or malformations".Vas. ...Read more
What to do if I have a hemangioma since birth and it hasn't changed much since I was 12, I'm 17 now. A couple days ago a large?
Is it bothering you?:
Hemangiomas are generally observed unless they cause symptoms. IF they are on the skin they can be treated with laser or even injections. I would see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you are concerned.
Hard to tell whether you are 17 or 42 and your gender. Hormonal changes may affect some of these lesions. If it is growing a doctor consultation is reasonable ...Read more