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Old 03-13-2013, 02:48 PM
missy missy is offline
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Hi and welcome!

Hemangioma is a term that refers to a birthmark that only babies have. They resolve in some way or other by puberty.

If you have a vascular birthmark as an adult, it is either a port wine stain or vascular malformation, but not hemangioma.

Many doctors still use the terms interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.

That medication would not work for a vascular malformation, though it does work in some children for hemangioma. There is no evidence that it would work for you, though, and I don't think any physician would prescribe it.

Where are you located? Perhaps you could see a specialist that does have experience with vascular malformations in adults.

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