Hemangioma on arm with BLACK spots when cold - Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Forum
  Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Hemangiomas  |  Port Wine Stains  |  Vascular Malformations  
VBF logo

1994 - 2014
Celebrating 20 years with
75,000 networked into treatment

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

   VBF 20th Anniversary Gala Friday, October 10, 2014 in New York City

VBF 2014 Annual Conference Saturday, October 11, 2014 in New York City

Donate to VBF    Shop VBF Products

Go Back   Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Forum > Hemangioma Help > Help and Resources for Hemangiomas

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-03-2010, 02:35 AM
kaylan_edgcumbe kaylan_edgcumbe is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 7
Default Hemangioma on arm with BLACK spots when cold

Hi there,

My son was born in May 2008 and shortly after birth 8 hemangiomas appeared. The most prominent being on his right forearm - it looked like a small bruise when he was born then progressed from that point forward.

All of his hemangiomas are in various stages of involution - some doing better than others, one seems to have stalled completely, while others are drastically less visible than before. He will be 2 this Thursday and for the most part there has been drastic improvement over the last two years.

I have a question about the H on his arm though. When he's cold (generally I notice this after getting out of the pool at swimming lessons, in cool water during swimming, or after getting out of the bath tub), when he gets chilled to the point he gets goose bumps I will notice dark black spots deep within the hemangioma on his arm. They only appear when he's cold and eventually fade away over the course of a few hours. This is the only H that has this reaction to cold temperatures.

Anyone else notice this?

Kaylan
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-03-2010, 11:29 AM
missy missy is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,712
Default

Most parents do notice a change in color when the child is hot or cold, yes!! Since this is his most noticeable hemangioma, it's probably why it's the only one affected.

Missy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-05-2010, 01:20 AM
nickbar nickbar is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,054
Default

Are you able to capture a picture of it?
__________________
Corinne Barinaga
VBF Director of Family Services
vbfadvocate @ live. com (no spaces)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-05-2010, 02:57 AM
kaylan_edgcumbe kaylan_edgcumbe is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 7
Default

I'll try to take a picture next time I notice the black spots.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-05-2010, 06:01 PM
mrssuperspy mrssuperspy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 28
Default

My daughters hemangioma also used to turn black when she was cold. I don't recall the spots, but I'd think it was normal. All our docs have said they will change colors depending on temperature, mood, etc...
__________________
Stephanie Mom to Samantha - my 3 pound miracle!
http://www.awindowoflife.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-06-2010, 12:52 PM
EFMama EFMama is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 45
Default

No spots, but when my youngest is hurt/upset, he started doing something called 'breath holding' - a condition in which he forgets to breathe and actually passes out briefly. When this happens, his hemangioma (on his forehead) turns almost black. We joke that all the blood in his head is rushing to the H - his face gets pale, too. When he finally cries/breathes, the H deflates and gets all wrinkly as the red color comes back. It's alarming, to say the least, to witness it. But probably something along the same lines as what's happening to your son's H, maybe?
__________________
Me - Aimee - Spot on liver
Elliot, 9/20/06 - H on back (nearly gone)
Felix, 7/28/08 - H on forehead (in involution)
Taking the 'wait and see' approach, for now.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump