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Old 03-02-2011, 10:18 PM
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Hi Oksy, congratulations on the birth of your baby. I think a flat hemangioma is another term used for a portwine stain, but, from what I have read I believe it can be very difficult to tell the difference between a salmon patch and a port-wine stain initially, so perhaps the doctors you have seen so far aren't able to make a firm diagnosis yet? How old is your baby now? Have you noticed any fading in the mark at all? From what I remember, my son's mark on his forehead had faded considerably by about 3 months of age (although it is still visible at times at 22 months). Perhaps you need to get a second opinion? Could you post a picture on here - maybe it would be possible to compare to the other pictures on this thread? Best Wishes, LRL
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