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Brodysmom 08-15-2013 03:46 AM

Is this a hemangioma?
My baby is one week old today and I am concerned about a purple spot above his eyelid. The spot didn't show up immediately after birth. It has been there for five days now and hasn't went away. At first I thought it was just a bruise but I am starting to get very concerned. Please take a look and give me your opinions! Thanks!!

missy 08-15-2013 05:13 AM

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Brodysmom 08-15-2013 07:04 AM


Brodysmom 08-15-2013 03:45 PM

The spot is not raised. The doctor seemed to think it was a busted blood vessel from crying but it's been days now and it hasn't faded or changed at all.

smurph 08-16-2013 03:51 AM

Hmm...I guess it's hard to tell since it wasn't there when he was born but it hasn't changed at all either? I would keep taking pictures every few days to see if you notice any change (fading or growing). Do you think it has been growing? Sometimes it is difficult to tell when you see it every day. If it is growing, it might be a hemangioma and I would try to get in to see a specialist since it is on his eyelid. Keep us posted and congratulations on the birth of your son! :)

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