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Old 01-29-2008, 09:16 PM
nickbar nickbar is offline
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I am sorry you've been through this. Trying things and then not having them work is beyond frustrating. Once the h. has stopped growing many of the treatment options will not work to "get rid of it". A couple possible things to research are surgical excision or laser (or both). If you are not finding the doctors in your area are experienced in treating hemangiomas, it might be a good idea to seek the opinion of one of the specialists on the board. You can email Dr. Levitin for an opinion. Sometimes even getting multiple opinions helps you search out what you think is the best route to go (for both your daughters). I had 7 opinions and some from well known specialists...they all did not agree...but I was able to feel what route was best for my son. Follow your instincts. How old is Ali?

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