Hemangioma / Strawberry Birthmark

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  1. Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie I adore my 3 children !!!

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    When Mia was born, she had a small red patch of skin on her chest, and another dinky tiny one on her side. When I asked the health visitor about them, she said that as they were just flat patches, they would disappear.
    However, in the last week, they have both gotten alot bigger, and alot redder, and have this blistery type appearance ??
    Does anyone else have this sort of mark, or have a child with one?? Do they disappear eventually??
    Mia's is right in the middle, above her nipples......
     
  2. bigbelly2

    bigbelly2 mommy of 2!

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    tommy has one, its very deep red and its like a little blister, when he was born it was there and it has got bigger, the doc told me that it was a rasberry mark and it would prob get bigger and then disappear...if you look at my avatar you can see it on his chest..id get the doc to check it out if your at all worried though...they called tommys a nevus *sp*

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  3. Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie I adore my 3 children !!!

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    That's exactly where Mia's is... I'll post a pic tomorrow... raspberry... yeah it does look like a raspberry... :D
     
  4. diva4180

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    My son had a rather large (an inch and a half diameter) strawberry birthmark on the left side of his belly and he is now 6 and it's almost gone, just a tiny spot of the lightest pink is left. It wasn't as bad when he was born but definitely got worse by the time he went back in for next check up a few days later. The doctor said it was that, and that it would recede by the time he was 5 or 6 and he was true to his word, it's almost gone.
     
  5. isil

    isil Well-Known Member

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    I used to babysit a little boy who was born with a tiny red dot on the end of his nose. It turned into a bigger, red blistery type mark. Then decreased in size and by 18months it was totally gone!
     
  6. Tegans Mama

    Tegans Mama home edding mum of 2

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    Tegan has a red birth mark right between her eyebrows. Its been there since she was born, but its fading gradually. Its not blistery or anything so I'd ask you HV just to be sure :)
     
  7. lady3

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    Marlie has a strawberry hemangioma on her head above her hairline. It wasn't there when she was first born, but appeared a few weeks later. It's only small, about the size of a lentil and sticks out slightly, but it has grown since it first appeared. I've read that they grow most in the first 3 months of life, then may grow a bit more before starting to disappear. I had dinner in a restaurant the other day and the owner came over to see Marlie. He saw her strawberry and said his son used to have one as a baby in the middle of his forehead. His son was working at the restaurant too, so he called him over to show us where the strawberry used to be. There was a small skin-coloured bump there that was hardly noticeable now (he's nearly 16). The dad said his strawberry disappeared when he was about 4.

    Even though Marlie's is only small, I don't like it. I'm gradually coming to accept it more and more but I hate that it's so visible. I can't wait for her hair to cover it. I'll try and post a picture of it tomorrow.

    There are a few other mums on here whose babies have strawberries too.

    Sorry for the long post!
     
  8. nightkd

    nightkd Mum to two!

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    My brother had quite a large mark on his palm, it pretty much covered about 70-80% of his hand...it seemed to get redder and redder, but as he grew it started to get smaller. He's 3 now and it disappeared altogether quite a while ago.

    Were just advised not to let him cut it (worrying as he was crawling around) incase it bled a lot.
     
  9. leedsforever

    leedsforever Kerry!

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    I have a strawberry birth mark on my hand :) will upload pic but my camera has run out of battery :dohh:
     
  10. lady3

    lady3 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Here's a picture of her birthmark. Since I can't sleep since the darn monitor alarm keeps going off, I've decided to post tonight!
     
  11. doumauk

    doumauk mama to salim,expecting

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    Salim has a stork mark on his right eyelid, a raspberry mark on the back of his head which is about the size of a 2pence piece but you cant see it really because he has loads of hair. He also has a mongolian mark partly on his back but mainly on his bum which is the size of a tennis ball. The health visitor said they should all fade and totally vanish by the time he is 2 years old. As long as you have mentioned them and had them checked I wouldnt worry about them
     
  12. oOKayOo

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    ella has one aswell on her hand, It will continue to grow until they are 1 and then after it will gradually go down and disappear.
    Ellas was just a red patch of skin and now its quite big and hs that blister apperance you describe.

    If its looking dry pop some e45 cream on it as they need to be kept moistrised.
    If she ends up scratching it it will bleed and can come out quite fast so dont panic! ( id did when this first happned :blush:)
    Put some tissue on and some pressure and it will stop.

    Here is her hand :

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    As you can see its quite big and swollen around her finger but thats why they call it like a strawberry ;)
     
  13. Jenelle

    Jenelle Mommy of 2 Boys

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    My little sister had one of these as a child on her tummy, it was fairly small (maybe an inch in diameter) and it gradually lightened and eventually went away when she was a teen... now there is no sign of it at all, would never even know it was there.
     
  14. Donna26

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    Haven't been on this in AGES! - but thought i'd catch up. Our daughter Esmé has a few birthmarks- the most noticable is the one on her face-i'll post a pic soon. We see a specialist every month to keep an eye on it. She recently cut it and it ulcerated and it has started a cycle of scabbing, then because of where it is it keeps being pulled off before it is ready -by her turning, this leads to it cutting again and scabbing else-where. Our specialist said to try and avoid it this as much as possible as it may leave a scar when the mark goes. So this is quite annoying.
    She is 7 months now and it has grown a little each month- the specialist reckons it will start to run out of steam in the next month or two then regress. But it could take several years for it to go.
    What upsets me the most is how rude some people are- she gets really nsaty commenst from adults, I don't mind children saying things as they are just innocent- but adults should no better-it's so ignorant. Her other birthmarks we can cover- but we can't cover her face and it's the 1st thing people look at. Luckily she is such a smiley & happy baby- I wouldn't change her for the world- I just change other people!

    Also to help you feel better- I had a really large one on my forehead (which my parents thanked their lucky stars I had a full head of hair to cover) and it was gone by the age of 2 and a half- I couldn't even pick out where it was on my skin now- no mark at all.

    If they do pose problems with eating, seeing etc they wil treat them- otherwise they leave well alone as they always scar from excessive treatment- if they are still there when they are over 7 years old they will treat them then, as they will have allready started to regress and scarring should be minimal and by that age children generally get upset by them.
     
  15. Donna26

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    just to add- i'm not pregnant again- don't know why this ticker is up- must work out how to remove it!!!
     
  16. babystar

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    They can fade right down. Elinor was born with one over her eye....was she grew it kinda stayed wee....and the only time u see it now is if she has a temper tantrum and goes red etc....then it really shows up. She has another at the back of her head under her hair line. That is very big. And noticeable. But I am hoping it doesnt bother her when shes older :)

    :hugs:
     
  17. kai1196

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    Hi
    I have twin daughters,both 18 now.One of the girls had a red blister,that was a pin prick in size on her head.It grew to become a Strawberry Nevus.At the time 1993,we were very worried about it.
    The good news is,it does eventually go.My daughters went just before she started school.This was a blessing because i didn't want other children teasing her.
    She has been left with a tender area on her head,where it used to be.
    Good news is though ''it does go away''
     
  18. Mini_Me_x

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    Hi there

    My baby Summer has one on her eyelid and has been going to great ormond street since she was 11 weeks old. (shes now almost 5 months old). I got told not to worry about it by numerous doctors but because it as on her eye it could affect her vision it needed seeing to urgently and i got an appointment at Great Ormond street within 2 days!

    If its not generally on there eyes, nose, mouth ears normally they wont do anything about it. But if you are really concerned about it, contact GOS directly they will tell you if its anything to worry about. Theres an email addy on this website - email them pics - they got back to me very quickly. http://www.birthmarksupportgroup.org.uk/info.php

    Summer has been on medication every eight hours and will be until shes 15 months old...
    just thankful we caught it early before it got the size of a golf ball. If i went by my gp and other nurses it could have been a different story..!

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  19. My_First

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    Exactly this was what I was about to post. They will go in their own time, however if its obstructing they can be removed...
     
  20. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    My LO has one on her head. About the size of a £2 coin & raised about 1cm.. It also has a patch of normal coloured skin around it that is raised..
    No sign of it going down yet at 5 months..
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