Benign hemangiomatosis - now at age 5 are itchy? - Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Forum
  Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Hemangiomas  |  Port Wine Stains  |  Vascular Malformations  
VBF logo
1994 - 2015
Celebrating 21 years with
80,000 networked into treatment

Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder

Donate to VBF    Shop VBF Products

Go Back   Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Forum > Hemangioma Help > Help and Resources for Hemangiomas

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2010, 11:18 AM
dulcy dulcy is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1
Default Benign hemangiomatosis - now at age 5 are itchy?

Hi everyone

I'm so glad I've found this forum - all my Google searches just lead me NOWHERE about hemangiomatosis!

My son was diagnosed with hemangiomatosis at birth. He was covered in what we initially thought were bruises but biopsy confirmed hemangiomas. They never raised up though luckily. Ultrasound of his major organs confirmed none internally.

They have gradually faded away from being bright red to being barely visible, looking either pretty much invisible or just a pale bruise. However just recently they've started to become itchy. It's normally after he's been crying, so assumably blood is rushing to the hemangiomas. But why now, why weren't they itchy all this time? He just turned 5 last month.

Is this normal? I'm going to ask for a referral from our GP to a specialist, but that will probably take ages to come through (we're in Scotland).
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2010, 12:42 PM
missy missy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,794


That's a new one on me. Does he scratch them?

My advice would be to ask someone else!! LOL Go ask Dr. Levitin via the

page and see if he knows.

Other parents will come in soon and answer your question, though. It just might take some time.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump