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fox 03-11-2010 09:12 PM

my story
Im a 16 year old girl and i have had a birthmark all my life. Its on my left breast and is about 8cm by 6cm, its very noticable. I have been to the docters and i have been refered many times to see many suregons however they all refuse to operate or treat my birthmark as they believe it would make it worse. Although i can see how this is true but the doctors who are telling me what will look worse on my body, is a concept i find hard to take easily. I was eventually sent to a make up specialist and to begin with i thought this would be the answer, however the makeup never dried and due to the akward position of my birthmark it rubbed off on my clothes and i was back to square one. My life is seriously effected by my birthmark i refuse to have serious boyfriends and only my sister (and ofcourse teh docters) have seen my birthmark since i was 12. I am i very shy person and i find it very difficult to buy clothes and live a normal life as it is always on my mind. I wish the docters would help me as personally i see a scar would be more easy to explain to someone than my birthmark . I understand many people wont agree with me and i do understand that there is a reason why the docters are refusing to help me although this is just such a hard issue for me and as i've got older i am becoming more and more upset with this. Im just hoping that soon someone will be able to help me as i really see it as a block on my life.

missy 03-11-2010 10:21 PM

Where are you located? My advice would be to contact one of our doctors, either through the expert list, or the physician list, and see if there are any treatment options that you haven't explored.

But hi and welcome and thanks for taking the time to tell your story!


beki89 03-22-2010 10:03 PM

hey when i was born my birthmark was tiny it was a little red mark on my shoulder, now it its from my shoulder blade on my left side and it has grown all the way down to the middle of my arm. i was bullied at school because of it, girls said it was ugly, made me ugly and that i would never have a boyfriend or friends due to it. my mum and my sister called it my special mark and made me feel great about it.
people always react differently towards it when then see it, then assume its a burn of a disease of some sort, i love telling them and proving them wrong lol .
believe my guys im 20 now and what ever people say it makes you unique!!
i saw these girls not so long ago and believe me they had nothing to bully me about i had a boyfriend and was happy. all they had to complain about was a broken nail n when there next hair appointment was lol

so be proud and be bold!! are marks are there for a reason to make us that little bit extra special xxx

jessie0281 04-22-2010 04:56 PM

Wow I could learn a lot from you. Keep your head up high. How did you tell your boyfriend about it. What was his reaction. My ex did not care at all, but I still do and trying to get past it.

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