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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Raised Birth Mark Associated With Normal 09 Mo Last

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Raised Birth Mark (Definition)

Large moles that are present at birth (congenital nevi) are more likely to become skin cancer (malignant melanoma). This is especially true if the mole covers an area larger than the size of a fist. The cancer risk is related to the size, location, shape, and ...Read more


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I have small brown spots on my inner thighs, they are not raised and do not hurt, I think they are birth marks but would like to know what they are.

I have small brown spots on my inner thighs, they are not raised and do not hurt, I
 think they are birth marks but would like to know what they are.

Dermatologist: Seeing a dermatologist - a skin doctor - is the sure fire way to get an accurate diagnosis. Things like this need to be diagnosed by someone knowledgeable actually looking at the spots, sometimes doing a biopsy. Anything less is just a guess, and your health is worth more than just a guess... see a dermatologist before Halloween! ...Read more

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My 5 mo has pink birth marks on eyes & head since birth. What are they called & do they go away? If so, when?

My 5 mo has pink birth marks on eyes & head since birth. What are they called & do they go away? If so, when?

Vascular spots: What you may be describing are what are caused "vascular stains". Sometimes they are called stork bites or angel kisses. Again, if this is what you are describing then they are nothing to worry about. However, having someone take a look will be the best way to be sure. ...Read more

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How long does red birth mark associated with hemangiomas last?

How long does red birth mark associated with hemangiomas last?

See Below: With strawberry hemangiomas, the lesion will increase in size, during the first year. Then they tend to regress in size and may take to 8 years of age to resolve. ...Read more

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Been on the birth control lo media 24 fe for 10 mo's,I've had spotting since last night.It isn't time for my period.Is it normal?Is my pill effective?

Been on the birth control lo media 24 fe for 10 mo's,I've had spotting since last night.It isn't time for my period.Is it normal?Is my pill effective?

Spotting: suggest that for some reasons the steady bcp hormone level dropped suddenly in the blood and this cause breakthru bleeding also called spotting. The reasons could be to forget to take the pill, not taking at the same time, diarrhea, vomiting after taking the pill, interaction with antibiotic, std, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation if this happens again. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a birth mark to itch?! I have a dark dark brown almost black small birth mark on my ribs that itches a lot is this normal

Is it normal for a birth mark to itch?! I have a dark dark brown almost black small birth mark on my ribs that itches a lot is this normal

Not usially: Are there any changes in the birth mark.has it become bigger,developed hair,become irregular.if so see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been having major back pain the last couple of years. I have a birth mark and a dimple on my lower back. Could I possibly have spinal bifida?

Spina Bifida Occulta: rarely causes symptoms. Tethered Cord Syndrome, attached tissue causing limited movement of the spinal cord, can cause leg weakness/numbness & incontinence of bowel & bladder. A nearby birthmark,skin tag or tuft of hair makes spinal problems more likely, so it'd be good to have it checked out. Chronic severe back pain in an adolescent needs to be evaluated clinically & by MRI of the spine. ...Read more

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I have developed a small, brown - almost birth mark like brown discoloration on my eyebrow in the last year. It is painless and not sensitive to touch?

I have developed a small, brown - almost birth mark like brown discoloration on my eyebrow in the last year. It is painless and not sensitive to touch?

Skin spots: Have an exam with a dermatologist or your primary doctor. Could be benign or cancerous. Especially with such quick appearance and changing. ...Read more