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Doctor insights on: Is Raised Birth Mark A Symptom Of Hemangiomas

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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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Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Cherry hemangioma: Benign vascular growth on skin as opposed to spider angiomata associated with liver disease. ...Read more

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Is having irregular patches of discoloration on the tongue a mark of something?

Is having irregular patches of discoloration on the tongue a mark of something?

Tongue looks patchy: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of tongue that looks patchy include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read more

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Is a white spot on tonsils a symptom of hiv?

Is a white spot on tonsils a symptom of hiv?

HIV: Very unlikely. These are usually just concretions in little pits in the tonsil that are very common and can be picked out with a toothpick if they bother you. On the other hand, if you even suspect that you may have been exposed to hiv, please go and get tested. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Does asymmetrical mark on the back (looks like large birth mark) is cancer?

Does asymmetrical mark on the back (looks like large birth mark) is cancer?

Irregular/back/mole: You need to see a doctor ASAP for examination and possible biopsy. ...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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Is a white hair growing on one spot of your scalp a sign of a birthmark?

Is a white hair growing on one spot of your scalp a sign of a birthmark?

Possibly: A solitary white patch of hair is called poliosis. It's a descriptive term and isn't necessarily associated with any other condition. Most cases are idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. Some are associated with the loss off color in the underlying scalp (vitiligo), local trauma, or a specific medical condition such as the white forelock in waardenburg's syndrome. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is violet or purple mark a sign of menstruation?

Is violet or purple mark a sign of menstruation?

Where is the mark?: Are you having a violet or purple stain on the underwear? It's not clear from your question. ...Read more

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Newborn has a red mark on right shoulder about an inch in length. What could this be? Normal? Mongolian spot? Newborn is caucasian.

HEMANGIOMA: You didn't mention the width. If superficial, bright red with sharp margins, compressible, most probably hemangiona, a capillary defect common one is 'strawberry hemangioma'. Seen at birth, more commonly by 2 months age, benign mostly. By 2 yrs age, 60% resolves. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a fair skinned 4-year old to have plenty of red blood vessels on the cheeks? It's not like a classic spider nevi. Picture on profil

Is it normal for a fair skinned 4-year old to have plenty of red blood vessels on the cheeks? It's not like a classic spider nevi. Picture on profil

Unable to view: The public site is not designed for diagnosis of specific cases and there is no way your profile uploads can be viewed. The Healthtap Prime or Concierge platforms are available if you choose to use them and may be able to help you. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 week old tattoo is raised and itchy, is this a sign of infection?

My 2 1/2 week old tattoo is raised and itchy, is this a sign of infection?

Possibly: Raised and itchy could be an allergy to the ink especially red ink Infection would cause discharge, puss, redness and pain, aside fro possible fever. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a, fair skinned, 4-year old to have plenty of red capillaries on the cheeks? It's not like a classic spider nevi. Picture on profile

Is it normal for a, fair skinned, 4-year old to have plenty of red capillaries on the cheeks? It's not like a classic spider nevi. Picture on profile

Make sure: are not capillary hemangioma , bring to the attention of his pediatrician , smaller ones disappear as he grows , others may need intervention. ...Read more

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Please help there's bumps and a rash on a month old tattoo. Is this symptom of ink poisoning?

Please help there's bumps and a rash on a month old tattoo. Is this symptom of ink poisoning?

Allergy?: This sounds like an allergy to your ink I would have a dermatologist look at the tattoo. If allergic you can not use a laser to remove the tattoo. ...Read more

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One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

One of my moles recently started to bleed. Is that a sign of skin cancer? I'm a red head with very pale skin.

See your doctor: A bleeding mole is a warning sign. Please see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A type of birthmark that typically looks like a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. A hemangioma grows during the first year of life, and ...Read more