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Old 05-27-2013, 05:53 AM
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Hi there! I would be happy to share pictures. Here's a link to her album:

Hers is smaller than your daughter's. It was only on her hand and wrist. It started to show up when she was about a week old and grew pretty quickly from then on. It went away on its own, amazingly, with no treatment at all. I was worried about it for sure, but I also was sooooo busy because she is a twin and I had 2 older daughters age 3 and 5 at the time so I had less time to stay focused on it. I was just trying to get through each day!!

One of my older daughters also has a hemangioma on her lip. She needed treatment for hers though which you can see in this album. Since it was on her lip, it was a much different situation than my other daughter.

Hope these pictures help! I was a nervous wreck too because my mind went straight to the worst case scenarios. Fortunately, after having been through it twice, I have seen how they eventually do go away....sometimes with help and sometimes on their own. You will get there too! The first step is getting to the specialist and investigating your concerns about the size of it, etc. Where do you live? Do you have a good specialist locally? I would recommend that you take photos of your daughter's hemangioma on a regular basis. I think it really helped me to see the progression and this was helpful for doctor visits and just for my own knowledge. Sometimes it's hard to notice because you are with her every day.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the pictures. I need to post a recent picture of Rachael's hand. It is pretty much totally gone...I can just see the "shadow" of it because I know it's there. She is 4 1/2. (By the way, her twin has a small one on her arm too that is still fading!) We have the 3 out of 4 hemangioma special apparently!!

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