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Old 06-17-2010, 08:33 PM
ahonerlaw22 ahonerlaw22 is offline
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Default Lower Lip Hemangioma

Hi All,

I'm new here, been a lurker for awhile. My 7 1/2 month old daugther has a hemangioma on her lower lip. Luckily, it has not ulcerated or grown. We've seen a specialist at Childrens and they recommend the old "wait and see" approach. They said that Propranolol, Timolol, laser or steroid injection would not really work for her since her H has stabilized. They said surgical excision is the only real option and they don't want to do that because of scarring. So, basically, we've been told to "get through it" and "wait it out, it will eventually go away".

I guess I'm just frustrated. I know that her H isn't that bad but it is still on her mouth and very visible. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't ask what happened to her lip. Soo annoying.

I guess I just wanted to vent a bit. I've attached a pic of her H.

I have noticed though that it isn't as red and the borders seem "softer". Does that indicate involution may be starting?
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