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Do a lot of people get hemangiomas?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Not common

Hemangiomas are benign overgrowths of blood vessels.
The most obvious are on the skin and occur in infancy. But some also occur internally, most not causing a problem, but some associated with inherited vascular overgrowths and internal bleeding with changes in bodily function. See your family doctor or pediatrician if you suspect a problem in this area.

In brief: Not common

Hemangiomas are benign overgrowths of blood vessels.
The most obvious are on the skin and occur in infancy. But some also occur internally, most not causing a problem, but some associated with inherited vascular overgrowths and internal bleeding with changes in bodily function. See your family doctor or pediatrician if you suspect a problem in this area.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 5-10% of 1yo's

Hemangiomas are one of the most common benign soft tissue tumors of infants, often over looked in newborns, they increase in size & density until ~1yo before going into a stable phaze, then softening & regressing.
By 4-5y most have shrunk to a fraction of their peak size & leave a parchmant like skin surface over their exterior.

In brief: 5-10% of 1yo's

Hemangiomas are one of the most common benign soft tissue tumors of infants, often over looked in newborns, they increase in size & density until ~1yo before going into a stable phaze, then softening & regressing.
By 4-5y most have shrunk to a fraction of their peak size & leave a parchmant like skin surface over their exterior.
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