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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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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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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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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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