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Raised Birth Mark (Overview)

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 color of the mole.


Raised Birth Mark (Overview)

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 color of the mole.


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Have you ever heard of a cambel de morgan? A pink coloured spot on skin..Like a birth mark? Is there any way I could get rid of it?

Have you ever heard of a cambel de morgan? A pink coloured spot on skin..Like a birth mark? Is there any way I could get rid of it?

DE MORGAN SPOTS: Campbell de morgan spots are harmless small red spots that appear in some older people. The bright red color of these spots, also called cherry angiomas, they are due to tiny capillaries that break in the very upper layers of the skin. They are also fairly common in pregnant women. Very easy to get rid of if they bother you. See a dermatologist. ...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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Any cream to lighten baby's birth mark?

Any cream to lighten baby's birth mark?

Not really: Most birth marks fade with time depending on what kind they are. One good idea is to consult a chinese medicine practitioner as they often have herbs topically that can help. Time is still your best friend on this. ...Read more

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Are there bad spots to have a birth mark on?

Are there bad spots to have a birth mark on?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by birth mark. Some are associated with other medical problems, while the majority are not. ...Read more

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Why do u have a red birth mark on face?

Why do u have a red birth mark on face?

Most likely vascular: Probably a" portwine stain" a vascular anomaly of superficial capillaries found at birth. ...Read more

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Can anyone have a salmon patch birth mark?

Can anyone have a salmon patch birth mark?

Sure: Salmon patches (aka stork bites and angel kisses) are pretty common. Up to half of all babies will have something like this. Most gradually fade away but many adults have them all through life. ...Read more

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How to recognize birth mark from cancer mark?

How to recognize birth mark from cancer mark?

Exam: Signs to look out for are asymmetry, irregular borders, different colors within the area, and a birth mark that grows. If you have any concerns, please show your doctor. Ultimately, a biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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What can I do about a vascular birth mark? Laser?

What can I do about a vascular birth mark? Laser?

Vascular birthmark: Whether laser treatment is best for a vascular birthmark depends on the nature, size, location and evolution of the birthmark. The age of the patient also needs to be considered. Some vascular lesions will resolve untreated. Treatment is not needed unless they are big, and/or interfering with sight, eating or breathing. Surgery and sclerotherapy are other options for some vascular birthmarks. ...Read more