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Old 02-09-2013, 10:42 PM
Shmiglee Shmiglee is offline
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Default Red capillaries over scar after surgery

Hi all, my 5yo recently had a Hemangioma removed. Six or so weeks later we have noticed small red capillaries?? forming over her scar. Is this the Hemangioma returning? We are now worried this could start all over agian.
Is there anything we can do or has anyone had a similar situation they could tell me about? Any info would be great!
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:25 PM
smurph smurph is offline
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Technically, as far as I know, it shouldn't really start to grow again at the age of 5, but I'm wondering if there were some red capillaries sort of there in the first place and now maybe you can just see those instead of the full blown hemangioma, but then again you mentioned they were "forming over her scar" so I'm not sure. My daughter is 7 and she still has some remaining small red capillaries from her hemangioma that haven't gone away so I'm just guessing maybe it's a similar situation???? I don't know for sure though. Perhaps you can contact her doctor and see what they have to say. Do you have any photos you could post? I would take photos on a regular basis to document any changes you see. Let us know how it goes! You must have been so relieved to the have the surgery over with and now to have a new worry pop up, it must be frustrating. Never a dull moment!

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