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Old 02-14-2013, 06:24 PM
jojo4inlove jojo4inlove is offline
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Default Hemangioma or Port Wine Stain?

Our baby girl was born on 01/26/2013. The flaming red birthmark didn't come into our notice until day5/day6. Or maybe earlier but definitely not at birth. Attached are baby pictures at birth and on Day12.

A ped derm told us it's segmental hemangiomas not Port Wine Stain, just because baby didn't have the flaming red mark at birth. But my daughter's birthmark is really flat, which doesn't look like most pictures I've even seen for Hemangiomas. And if we look into the pictures at birth carefully, we can see some pale/pink discoloration (not flaming red) in that area. I'm wondering could this be Port Wine Stain?

Hemangioma could fade away as it's nature process but Port Wine Stain is permanent. If it is PWS, we don't want to passively wait and miss the best timing for treatment.

Any opinions?

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