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Jayga 01-29-2013 02:42 AM

Hemangioma Headaches?
Hi guys,
I'm a 28yo female and I have a strawberry birthmark above my left eyebrow. It's roughly the size of my thumbs fingernail, fairly raised, some days more than others. And it's even a brighter red on certain days too. Iv never had any problems with it. Lately however Iv been stressed out a bit with work etc. and Iv noticed il get a sudden sharp headache which seems to be coming from where my birthmark is.
Is it possible that it's causing my headache? Iv never been a headachey kinda person, which is why it's been noticeable. Should I be worried?

missy 01-29-2013 08:57 PM

Hi and welcome,

More than likely, what you have is not technically a hemangioma. That is the term for a birthmark that goes away by the time puberty is reached (usually earlier). However, back then, doctors called all vascular type birthmarks "hemangioma."

I think you might have an AVM or arteriovenous malformation or some other sort of vascular malformation. I'm telling you this so that when you do your research, you'll look under different terms and maybe find more information.

Because these are vascular, it could very well be causing pain, especially if you are under more stress.

Do you have a physician you can see about this?


smurph 01-29-2013 09:19 PM

Hi! I was going to second what Missy said. Good luck finding some answers. I hope you feel better!

Allen123 04-09-2013 05:52 AM

Sorry that you have this condition. Even more sorry that medications haven't worked, but time will and as the blood is reabsorbed, the pain will resolve.

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