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lkleinberg23 03-06-2008 10:13 PM

Hand Hemangioma
Hello! I am new to the site, though, I am soo happy that there are resources out there for parents. My son is 7 months old and has a red birthmark on his hand. He was not born with it, but started to get it at 3 weeks of age. It started out pinkish in color and then turned red. The mark changes color depending on the temp and if you press on it. Our derm told us that it was a H and to just wait and see. We are not sure if this is the best option or not. We realize that it is not affecting anything major (vision, speech, etc.), but we are still concerned about the social issues that it can cause later on. We already deal with soo many questions day to day and it is gets old quickly. It seems like we are the ones that have more of an issue than our son ever will!

Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated. I tried attaching a picture and it will not let me because it is too much. I am not savvy enough to figure out how to make it smaller.

Thank you.

missy 03-06-2008 10:17 PM

If you send your photo to, I will resize it and post it with your post first thing in the morning.



nickbar 03-07-2008 02:10 AM

It does sound like a hemangioma from what you described alone...but I would encourage you to have it evaluated by a pediatric derm. You might start by looking at the physician's list to see if there is one (with vb experience) near you. It is common for doctors to say wait and see on hemangiomas. This can be a valid route, but it never hurts to have it evaluated and to keep track of growth and changes with photo journal. How large of an area does it cover and how rapidly would you say it is growing?

If you need any help or have questions please feel free to contact me.


Rachel06 03-10-2008 11:27 AM

Hi, my name is Sherri Foster. I have a daughter that had several aggressive hemangiomas - some organ threatening, some that were not. We chose to do lasering - and had an amazing result. I would be more than happy to send you photos of our journey and share our experience. E-mail me privately and we can go from there. Best of luck to you and I hope you get your answers - happy to help if you are interested.

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