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Mongolian Spots (Definition)

are bluish coloured patches usually see in babies and children of certain races generally in dark haired people with dark eyes it is caused by pigment containing melanocytes, in the dermis instead of only being in the epidermis ...Read more


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I heard that mongolian spots disappear after puberty. What if it doesn't disappear?

I heard that mongolian spots disappear after puberty. What if it doesn't disappear?

No complications: 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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What do you recommend for mongolian spots?

What do you recommend for mongolian spots?

Leave them alone: Mongolian patches/spots are pigment variations within the skin often seen over the lower back&buttochs but may be seen anywhere along the posterior of the body. They are generated by self-regulating pigment producing cells(melanocytes) in the skin and nothin i know of will alter their size/location or remove them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mongolian spots?

Mongolian spots: are bluish coloured patches usually see in babies and children of certain races generally in dark haired people with dark eyes it is caused by pigment containing melanocytes, in the dermis instead of only being in the epidermis they are completely harmless ...Read more

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My son is 17 months old. He was born with Mongolian spots. When do they go away?

My son is 17 months old. He was born with Mongolian spots. When do they go away?

Maybe never: These are common patches of skin where the pigment producing cells are in greater abundance and activity.The patch may lighten some over time but may also be there forever. ...Read more

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What are mongolian spots and where?

What are mongolian spots and where?

See below:: Mongolian spots are very common in any part of the body of dark-skinned babies. They are flat, gray-blue in color (almost looking like a bruise), and can be small or large. They are caused by some pigment that didn't make it to the top layer when baby's skin was being formed. They are harmless and usually fade away by school age. They are commonly located on trunk/extremities. ...Read more

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Do mongolian spots disappear after puberty?

Maybe: Not always. They don't mean a thing. So if they are still present in adulthood, then no problem. ...Read more

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Why does daughter still have mongolian spots on her back?

Why does daughter still have mongolian spots on her back?

Can fade with time: 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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Why does my year and a half daughter still have mongolian spots and why that term?

Why does my year and a half daughter still have mongolian spots and why that term?

Mongolian spots: Mongolian spot results from entrapment of pigment-containing cells in the dermis during fetal development. It is usually present at birth or appears within the first weeks of life and typically disappears spontaneously within 4 years but can persist for life. Mongolian spots occur in more than 90% of infants of the mongoloid race ( east asians, indonesians, polynesians, eskimos, amerindians). ...Read more

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So I looked up pics of the Mongolian spots. his does not look like that , it looks more like someone has taken a maker and put dots on him.

Left behind pigment: Hi Karen136 Sounds like it may be a varient of the 'mongolian spot', which is believed to be melanocytic pigment cells that didn't migrate as they should during early development. Best to consult a dermatologist if you have further questions. ...Read more