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Old 06-30-2012, 10:32 PM
Christiopher Hulse Christiopher Hulse is offline
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Default PWS - foot & anke - our 2 month old daughter


Our daughter is 10 weeks old this week.

After about 14 days following her birth the Port Wine Stain (PWS) appeared on her entire foot and ankle. Pictures are attached.

I have read that PWSs are always present at birth (source: VBF Facts - About Vascular Birthmarks and Tumors) and hence this has created an uncertainty to whether it is a port wine stain. When the mark is pressed - it does fade marginally.

We are considering laser treatment as the likely way forward.

Does anyone know of any down-sides to treatment. We have been informed their is a risk of differing size feet and painful walking without laser treatment - hence we are tending towards treatment.

Thank you for all comments and suggestions.

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Last edited by Christiopher Hulse : 07-01-2012 at 12:11 AM. Reason: spelling mistake
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