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medolds 06-19-2010 12:37 AM

68 Year Old Treated at 6 Months with Radium
Hello. My hemangioma was treated with radium at age 6 months. It left a 3 inch by 4 inch area that gradually faded except for a central area of purple veins. It has always been extremely tender to touch and I keep it covered. Lately a small area is leaking a small amount of fluid. I am bothered by occasional stabbing and burning pain which especially bothers my sleep. Does anyone know if laser or other treatment might help. I don't think surgery would help. The skin is not normal and would likely require skin grafts. Thank you.

missy 06-19-2010 01:03 AM

Hi and welcome!

You need to be seen by a specialist. Where are you located?


medolds 06-19-2010 01:26 AM

I live in San Diego and am a member of Kaiser Permanente. I showed the problem area on my calf to my family practice doctor and she said to use benadryl. I will ask for a referral to a dermatologist. Thank you.

missy 06-19-2010 03:18 PM

Go look here:

Also, ask here: Dr. Levitin is in Southern California and, though he works mainly with children, will certainly give you advice.

Keep us updated!


medolds 06-20-2010 01:06 AM

Thank you Missy. The website is wonderful. I sent an email and photos to Dr. Levitin

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