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Old 02-05-2009, 04:38 PM
khubbard khubbard is offline
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Pediatricians do need to be more educated about this! We were told that our daughter's would "grow" and then go away on it's own. It was approached like it was "no big deal." My husband and I became very alarmed and scared when at 5 weeks it just took off and grew so fast it was literally changing everyday and starting to affect her eye and nose. I did my own research and found information about treatments, called the peds office, made an appointment and insisted on a referral to Duke to see a specialist. We were not prepared at all for exactly what would/could happen and it was very scary. While hemangiomas are not extremely common, they are not very rare either. Pediatricians need to know more so they can help us parents make the best decisions for treatment. After all, they are the "front line" doctors we take our children to when concerns arise.

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