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Doctor insights on: Normal 04 Mo Mongolian Spot Slate Gray Patch

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Is it normal to have a mongolian spot underneath your eye?

Is it normal to have a mongolian spot underneath your eye?

Not Really: These marks have other names such as a nevus, hemangioma etc.Mongo;ian spots refer to lower back and buttocks birthmarks. ...Read more

Slate Gray Patch (Definition)

Mongolian spots are flat, blue, or blue-gray skin markings that commonly appear at birth or shortly thereafter. Mongolian spots are noncancerous skin markings and are not associated with disease. The markings may cover a large area of the lower back. Mongolian ...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.

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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My baby (33 mo.) has a slightly gray spot on her left eye. The spot is located on the upper right side of the sclera. The eye surface is smoothly.

Dermoid: This could be a congenital piece of tissue in the wrong place. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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It a mongolian spot a medical condition? Why do some babies get them?

It a mongolian spot a medical condition? Why do some babies get them?

No: These are birthmarks, usually on the lower back and buttocks. Most often seen in people of color.The cause is totally unknown as is the reason they occur.They are cosmetic only with no known problems or complications. ...Read more

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Will my baby’s mongolian spot go away?

Will my baby’s mongolian spot go away?

Usually: Mongolian spots, or slate grey patches, are a concentrated area of melanocytes (the cells that give your skin its pigment). Over time those cells spread out and the slate grey patch gets lighter as the baby's over all skin tone gets darker. Most slate grey patches are gone by the time the child is in preschool, though for some people they never completely disappear. ...Read more

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Difference between a birthmark and mongolian spot?

Difference between a birthmark and mongolian spot?

See Wikipedia: A mongolian spot is a particular type of birthmark. Like almost all birthmarks, it is completely benign. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mongolian_spot. However, if something like this appears later in life it could be a form of melanoma, so don't let anyone tell you you have a mongolian spot unless you were born with it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between birthmark and mongolian spot?

What is the difference between birthmark and mongolian spot?

Subtype: A mongolian spot is a type of birthmark, of which there are many different types like hemangiomas. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between a birthmark and a mongolian spot?

Specificity: A mongolian spot or patch is the name of a specific birth mark & implies that it is a purplish, flat to the skin, mark located on the backside of the body, most often over the lower back. Birthmark as a term could be applied to any of a number of different skin findings that are present at birth. It could include strawberry hemangiomas, hairy nevi, salmon patches, stork bites, etc. ...Read more

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Mongolian spot on the vulva, what should I do?

Mongolian spot on the vulva, what should I do?

Nothing: unless you are worried about this from a cosmetic standpoint, there is nothing that you need to do about it, as it is benign. If the former is your concern, a dermatologist may be able to help you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mongolian spot?

What is the treatment for mongolian spot?

? treatment ?: This is a natural birthmark derived from overactive pigment producing cells that are integrated within the skin. It may fade some over time but may be present for life.It is not related to any bad diseases nor will it hurt the kid. Accept it as part of the kid and ignore it. If neighbors ask about it tell them what it is.Some mistakenly think it is a bruise. ...Read more

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How can I fade a mongolian spot?

How can I fade a mongolian spot?

Be patient: Mongolian spots fade by themselves over the years. If they are deep and dark at birth it may take until the teen years(as it did in my son's case, who looked like somebody had poured a bottle of blue ink on his back at birth!). Just don't pay attention to it and don't make the child be self-conscious about it. If it is a highly visible place, i suppose you can apply some cover up cream... ...Read more

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What's a mongolian spot?

What's a mongolian spot?

Common in newborns: Mongolian spots are bluish markings on the skin, normally on the lower back, often noted in the newborn period. Mongolian spots are common among darker skinned persons, such as those who are of asian, east indian, and african descent. They can be mistaken for bruises. They often fade with time and are usually gone by late the teen years. They cause no complications and do not need treatment. ...Read more

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Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my face? If not then is there anything I can put on my face to make it naturally fade away.

Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my face? If not then is there anything I can put on my face to make it naturally fade away.

Unlikely X 2: In the first place it is unlikely a Mongolian patch or spot, which arise along the back of the body. It is likely a cafe-au-lait spot which is more brownish than the bluish of MP. Vitamin E will not reach or in any way alter what goes on in the deep tissue where these originate. Find a cover that you like and use it.A dermatologist could confirm this. ...Read more

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Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my forehead? Its little about the size of a nickle , its light.

Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my forehead? Its little about the size of a nickle , its light.

Unlikely to matter: I have never heard of a mongolian spot on a forehead or other site on the front of the body. Label aside, there is no reason to believe that anything applied to the top of the skin would change the pigment producing cells a dozen or more layers beneath.A discussion with a procedure oriented dermatologist could give you any options available. ...Read more

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Is it normal to spot a gray hair in my two year old's head?? I am worried.

Is it normal to spot a gray hair in my two year old's head?? I am worried.

Wait and watch: Having a grey hair in 2 years old is not normal ,wait and watch if any more grey hair come up .At present just watch .It may happen if there family history of grey hairs at an early age even in small children . ...Read more

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There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

It is common.: The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae. These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actinic degeneration"-- changes from being outdoors in the wind and sun. They can become inflamed and can grow onto the clear cornea and become pterygium, which could impact vision and require removal if they get close to the center of the cornea. ...Read more

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Bruise comes and goes,same spot for 6 mo. now on left arm. Had CBC, platelet, clotting test, cardiac workup, normal. Do not take aspirin. Thoughts?

Bruise comes and goes,same spot for 6 mo. now on left arm. Had CBC, platelet, clotting test, cardiac workup, normal. Do not take aspirin.  Thoughts?

Trauma: Brusises result from a local area of trauma to the skin. When taking anticoagulants or if clotting mechanisms are off, they help with extent of bruising but do not initiate the process. If the bruise is in the same site look for what might cause the problem like pressure against the site when sleeping or sitting at the computer. ...Read more

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Hi my 18month old daughter has a small grey area on the white part of her eyeball. Its not a spot more a patch + can only be seen when she looks up?

Hi my 18month old daughter has a small grey area on the white part of her eyeball. Its not a spot more a patch + can only be seen when she looks up?

Mgt/ workup: Usually this represents an increased area of pigmentation. If she is otherwise well and seems to respond to light, I would suggest a follow up visit with your PCP. ...Read more

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My son is 2years old and has these grey spot in the white of his eyeball. His vision is normal, & hasnt complained of his eyes. Is it normal?

My son is 2years old and has these grey spot in the white of his eyeball. His vision is normal, & hasnt complained of his eyes. Is it normal?

May be normal: It could be something called melanocytosis, which is usually benign and there since birth. To be sure, you could take him to a pediatric ophthalmologist (eye doctor). ...Read more

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