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Old 07-14-2010, 01:34 PM
sarajustice80 sarajustice80 is offline
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Default When did H stop growing?

My DD is almost 14 weeks old and has a fairly small compound H on her scalp. We noticed it at 4 weeks when it was flat and red. Since, it has grown to be about the size of a dime but raised off her scalp. I am hoping that its done or almost done growing(at least not at the rate that it has been growing!) So I was wondering when your child's H stopped growing? Also, is it superficial, compound, etc...

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Old 07-14-2010, 03:18 PM
Tessamarie Tessamarie is offline
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My daughter's small H on her eyebrow stopped growing and disappeared around 18 months. Her larger one on her forehead stopped growing around 18 months but it is still there (just slightly faded). She is now 25 months old. The larger H is a compound one. It seems that the superficial ones go away much quicker (plus, she has no evidence it was even there).
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:43 PM
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Wow 18 months! I thought they all stop growing by 8-9 months and some even earlier...yikes!
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:47 PM
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Our daughter has two on either side of her head just behind her ears, and they grew the most during months 3-4 but it continued to slowly grow until she was about 6 months old.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:51 PM
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My daughter's has not stopped growing, at least I don't think so. She is 10 months. We tried to stop propanolol but her hemangioma just got larger.
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Deep hemangioma on left eyebrow towards nose
Started propanolol Feb. 11th, 2010
Off of propanolol aprox. June 2011
Takes 3 doses per day at 1.3ml
2nd Weaning of prop. not a success back on it March 22. Only one dose of 1.3ml now- 19 months old Did Timolol gel for awhile, stopped, & back on - 4 years old. Off of Timolol -doesn't seem to be doing anything. Surgery was a success!!! April 2014
http://lexihemangiomapropanolol.blog...roduction.html
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:57 AM
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Our daughter has two superficial hemangiomas - one very large and one very small. Both stopped growing at around 3 1/2 -4 months. The fastest growth was during the first weeks after they had appeared. She is now 7 1/2 months old and both are involuting since about 6 weeks (which is quite early, according to our doctor). I have found some research which showed that ( on average of course) most hemangiomas reach 80% of their final size during the first 3 months. (I will try to find the link to that research). I hope this is your case!
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:11 PM
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I have the same experience as the previous poster, our daughter has a superficial hemangioma on her hand, very lightly present at birth. It grew the first 3 months or so, but then began to involute... the puffy/raised parts regressed and now her hand is "lacy red" on the top, but still generally red on the underside (she's 10 months now). You can see her pictures in the thread called "hemangioma on the hand" or something like that.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:20 PM
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Hello again! You may find these two links interesting:
http://dermnetnz.org/vascular/haemangioma.html

http://pediatrics.aappublications.or...full/122/2/360
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:16 PM
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Daniasz-thank you for that link. I hope this is the case with us.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:58 AM
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My daughter has a compound H on her scalp. She is 14 weeks old and it has slowed down and almost stopped. However, after seeing a specialist who stated it could speed up again, we are choosing to have it removed.

My daughters is the size of a silver dollar. Maybe larger.
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