My 3 month old son has a deep hemangioma located on his left eyebrow. We have been to see a paediatric surgeon who has referred us to a paediatric surgeon who deals with birthmarks. We are seeing her tomorrow.
The birthmark has been acting strange the last 4 or so days! It started approximately 5 weeks ago with a blue mark that looked like a bruise, grew three times it's original size in 10 days (ended up being 1.5cm in diameter after only a couple of weeks) and got to be approximately an inch in diameter a week ago.
Now I don't know if it's just my eyes or wishful thinking but for the past 4 or so days it looks smaller? It's probably between 1.5cm - 2cm again.
It has lightened in colour - well it changes colour actually. Sometimes it looks more blue/purple and darker and other times it looks skin coloured or grey. It looks patchy grey.
It also seems to be changing size depending on the time of day. He woke up yesterday after a long nap and it wasn't as hard or big as it was, and it was skin coloured. It was hardly noticeable actually. It was quite flat. Then it got a bit bigger and harder as the day progressed.
Is this normal? Do you think this could be signs that it is involuting or at least stopped growing? (It hasn't seemed to grow in approximately a week to a week and a half). I'm just reluctant to believe it because he hasn't had it for very long so I was assuming it would grow for a good few months yet.
My daughter also had one but a strawberry one and hers disappeared quite fast. She's 2 in 9 days and hers is hardly visible now but it started disappearing when she was quite young.
I know you are all not doctors, just looking for some advice based on experiences. I've been trying to take photos to see any differences but I can't seem to tell too much in photos.
Thanks a lot.
Edited to add - My mum says it looks smaller to her too and lighter in colour.