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Old 05-02-2009, 02:13 AM
lpm lpm is offline
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How long did they say it would be to "fit her in" at the specialist? I found that most in the Philadelphia area took a long time, and some were not that helpful (all the more frustrating after a long wait). In the meantime, is it a sole practitioner pediatrician that she sees, or is it a group? Perhaps she could see someone else in the group or your doctor? If the hemangioma is ulcerated, she needs to see someone sooner rather than later. I would keep the appointment with the (vascular) specialist, but maybe another doctor could give immediate attention to addressing the ulceration.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:48 PM
yoopertroll yoopertroll is offline
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Keep it moist with aquaphor. It does not look infected yet. With the white halo around it I would expect it to grow more. There are 2 kinds of ulcer the growth ulcer and the involution ulcer. It is very painful. My daughter's bottom lip ulcerated until 2/3's of it was gone. She is now 5 and is scheduled for plastic surgery #2 on May 11 to fix her lip.
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