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I have a newborn and I can't find her birthmark will it come later ?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Birthmark?

Are you sure you're referring to a birthmark - a dark pigmented spot on the skin? It's okay if your baby doesn't have one.
Many babies don't have birthmarks.

In brief: Birthmark?

Are you sure you're referring to a birthmark - a dark pigmented spot on the skin? It's okay if your baby doesn't have one.
Many babies don't have birthmarks.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Definitions matter

Imperfections in the skin surface will arise in life for everyone.
The term "birthmark" is most appropriate when used for marks that are present at birth.There are a few blood vessel "birthmarks" that are present at birth but that do not become evident for a few weeks or months when their position just under the top layer of skin becomes evident.It's okay if a kid doesn't have a mark.

In brief: Definitions matter

Imperfections in the skin surface will arise in life for everyone.
The term "birthmark" is most appropriate when used for marks that are present at birth.There are a few blood vessel "birthmarks" that are present at birth but that do not become evident for a few weeks or months when their position just under the top layer of skin becomes evident.It's okay if a kid doesn't have a mark.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Don't look too hard

Birthmarks are common but aren't always something to want to see.
One type of birthmark, a congenital nevus (a mole that is present at the time of birth), actually have a 10% risk of becoming cancerous later in life. Some birthmarks taht are vascular can grow and become a problem, although most involute, shrink and disappear. If your baby doesn't have a birthmark, don't worry. It's perfectly ok.

In brief: Don't look too hard

Birthmarks are common but aren't always something to want to see.
One type of birthmark, a congenital nevus (a mole that is present at the time of birth), actually have a 10% risk of becoming cancerous later in life. Some birthmarks taht are vascular can grow and become a problem, although most involute, shrink and disappear. If your baby doesn't have a birthmark, don't worry. It's perfectly ok.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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