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Old 06-21-2010, 09:45 PM
msuarez msuarez is offline
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my daughter born with an hemangioma in her left cheek. She has been taking propranolol since she was 2 months old. We also did laser on her when she was 8 weeks old, but it was so painful watching her crying, so after 3 sessions I stopped them. Now, the doctor told me that she only can take propranolol 4 more months, until she turns 1. I'm afraid that if we stop the propranolol the hemangioma is going to start growing again... should I do laser again quickly no make sure that the hemangioma is going to he gone by the time she is 1 year old.?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:26 AM
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Has the drug worked? If my math is right, she would be on it for 10 months by the time she stops?

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Old 06-23-2010, 04:07 PM
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Did the doctor give a reason why she must be off of it by her first birthday?
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:33 PM
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Initially the doctor said 10 months on propranolol is enough... by that I understood that in 10 months of treatment the hemangioma should be gone, but 6 months has pass and it's not gone… Actually a little red stop has appeared again under knee the eye, where the hemangioma was almost gone, I'm afraid that if I stop the drug and the hemangioma is not completely gone it will grow back.
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