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Is a birthmark a serious problem? What causes these?

Is a birthmark a serious problem? What causes these?

Depends: It really depends on the type of birthmark that you have. Most birthmarks themselves are non problematic, however some can indicate other issues within the body. If you are concerned, i would advise you to see your physician to determine the type of birthmark, which will give you information on the cause, and if there are other concerns associated with it. ...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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Which birthmarks reflect an underlying problem?

Which birthmarks reflect an underlying problem?

Port wine stains: May be a benign vascular anomaly (e.g. Gorbachev) or associated with sturge–weber syndrome or klippel–trénaunay–weber syndrome. Very large nevi may be associated with increased risk for melanoma. ...Read more

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What are birthmarks and what causes them?

What are birthmarks and what causes them?

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

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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 could have caused my birthmark to get infected?

Trauma: Not knowing exactly what kind of birthmark you have makes the answer to this question difficult. The most common reason why a birthmark would get infected would be if it were traumatized. Picking at it, scratching at it, or rubbing it could cause it to become infected. ...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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Did i read somewhere that if a birthmark is covering a vain it could cause the person some difficulty with something? I don't remember what..

Did i read somewhere that if a birthmark is covering a vain it could cause the person some difficulty with something? I don't remember what..

NOT TRUE: Not true and we do not know what you read and where.Can you be more specific with your question.There are many kinds of birth marks and our body has veins all over.There are birthmarks called hemangiomas in which is swellin growth of the endothelial(inner lining of blood vessels)vessels and has increased number of abnormal vessels filled with blood, these are self limiting and clear by 10 yrs age. ...Read more

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Why do I have so many birthmarks on my stomach? What causes this?

Many Possibilities: Most birthmarks are due to a collection of special pigment cells in our skin. Though often normal, there are some medical conditions which have multiple birthmarks as one of their signs. If you are noticing any unusual signs, seek medical attention immediately. But i would recommend bringing these birthmarks to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. ...Read more