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Old 06-02-2008, 01:01 AM
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Hi! I have not posted on here in a really long time. My daughter Danni was born with a superficial/deep hemangioma on her thigh. We, at the advice of doctor's decided to wait and see. The growing phase slowed down, and seems to have actually stopped. But, it never has seemed to shrink. Danni is 20 months old now and if she has played a lot during the day, her "h" swells noticeably. Also, if it is touched she cries that it hurts. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your time.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:54 PM
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Cherie.

I wonder if the h. it is putting pressure on a nerve? Or, is it possible that she associates it pain because it may look similar to a sore or "owie".?

I would consult with your specialist to see if there is something involved with the location of the h. The swelling especially might be the cause of her pain.

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Old 06-03-2008, 01:50 AM
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Corinne,
When we have noticed her "picking at" it, we always tell her it is a beauty mark and it means she has pretty legs and then kiss it. So, she started touching it and saying "pretty".
We she was much younger, it hurt her but then all of a sudden, it stopped. Friday, is when we realized that it was really bothering her again. I was carrying her on my hip and she grabbed it and said "ow!". I changed how I was holding her and didn't call attention to it with her. That night, when I was playing with her, I tickled her arms, belly, and right leg and got lots of giggles. When I tickled her left leg near the hemangioma, she started crying and saying "ow, hurts". If her diaper leg rubs on it she cries. I called the pediatrician's office today and they are going to see her next Friday. The reason for the wait is that she has to have surgery this Friday to remove a pyogenic granuloma(capillary hemangioma) from her bottom lip.
Hopefully, someone will be able to help her.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:08 AM
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Poor thing. It sure sounds like it is putting pressure or involved deeper in the leg. Has it ulcerated or scabbed?

I hope you have answers soon.

Keep us posted.

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Old 06-03-2008, 06:23 PM
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It hasn't ulcerated or scabbed. The superficial part is not bad at all. Mostly spots. It is mostly deep. I have never seen any pictures of anything that even comes close to how her "h" is.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:13 PM
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Are you able to post or send me a picture? I am just suspicous about the diagnosis. It just doesn't sound typical for a h. or the h. is causing pressure that is causing her pain.

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