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Old 06-15-2013, 07:07 AM
LeoBabies6911 LeoBabies6911 is offline
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When I was about 8 or 9 i started to grow this red mole on the upper part of my left lip. When I was 13 or 14 I had had it removed. However it grew back. I really would like to have it removed again seeing how I am now 25 and am asked all the time if it's herpies. I swear on my life it's not. When I had it removed I was told it's called a cherry mole. I was wonddering if I were to go an have it removed again first off will it grow back again and second what wouldd be the best way to go? Below is a picture of me and my children so you can see the mole for yourselves.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:23 PM
smurph smurph is offline
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Hi! Your children are so cute! A lot of new information has been learned in recent years about vascular birthmarks and birthmarks in general I would suggest you go see a specialist and see what they have to say...maybe start with a dermatologist. They may know more now about why it grew back and if it will grow back again if removed. Do you have a good dermatologist near you? You can also go to the Find a Doctor link above. That might be helpful to you.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:30 PM
missy missy is offline
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Hi and welcome!

I'm going to agree with Shannon. See a dermatologist and find out what your options are. I have a couple of these as well, mostly on my stomach. So did my dad. I guess fair skinned people are more prone to them. But I'd rather go through getting it removed than have to explain all the time that it's not herpes.

In the meantime, can you cover it with makeup or does it show through?

Your children are adorable. That's why I like this job ... baby pics! All the time, baby pics!

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Old 06-22-2013, 06:50 AM
LeoBabies6911 LeoBabies6911 is offline
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THANKS. Covering it up with make-up does not work. It is too bright of a color. Also what are the odds one of my children could get it? I look at my son and I see almost a curve towards the mouth off of the lip. I can't really explain it other than when I do a ducky face I see a very small patch of skin between the mole and my actual lips and the lip line right there droops down. This is the same with him. His lip line droops just a tad. As far as a dermatologist; No, I have been out of work until recently since I found out I was pregnant with my son. After I had him I lost my medical coverage. So no insurance. Soon though. And I will definitely will be checking out the Find a Doctor tab. Thanks Ladies
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