strawberry hemangiomas

Dede - posted on 10/31/2008 ( 31 moms have responded )

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My daughter has one in the midedle of her forehead. The Dr. says it will go away in time. Would love to hear from others who have children with this type of birth mark.

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Stephanie - posted on 08/05/2009

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My daughter had one appear behind her ear when she was about a week old. it started out about the size of a pea and over the next 7 or 8 months it grew to about the size of a golf ball. Now she is 15 months and it is hardly noticable. It has shrunk significantly and the doctor predicts that it will be gone by the time she is two.

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my oldest daughter had one on the back of her neck and my youngest who is 7 months has two one on the back off her neck and one on the front in the middle and above her eye it is fading unless shes crying!!!!

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Kelsey - posted on 11/06/2013

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My son has one on his arm. It started very small they thought it was just a normal birthmark, then it continued to grow. He is now 13 months and the dermatologist saw him in June and said it was going away. I have noticed a significant difference in size from June till now, Nov 6. But I did notice today that part of it was raised and very firm and hard again. Not sure that this is normal due to him not having it like that yesterday,

Marie - posted on 08/21/2009

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My son is 11 months old and he has one on the top of his head. It showed up when he was about 2 weeks old and was no bigger than a pin top and now it is about the size of a nickel. His hair is growing up and around it and it doesn't seem to bother him. His doctor said that as it starts turning silver on top that that is a sign that it is going to start going away.

Nichole - posted on 08/04/2009

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My daughter has one on her chest started forming at about 2 weeks. It looked like a small bruise with a pin sized red dot in the middle. The dot got bigger and so did the bruise its now a lump under it still but most of the discoloration is gone but the hemangioma is now about the size of the top of a pen cap. He said it will take time but will go away. Not sure what causes them but would love to know.

Naomi - posted on 08/04/2009

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my son has a few of them, on his forehead, the back of his head, his lower back and on his bottom and they are fading quite well now that he is 4 months old. my daughter is 2 and when she was born she had them above her eyes and they have completely gone now.

Amanda - posted on 08/03/2009

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My little Ashlynn has one in her hairline hers has grown as she has grown. Our ped says the same it will go away with time! Your little Girl is beautiful~

Crystal - posted on 07/20/2009

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My little sister had hemangioma on her forehead when she was born.. it faded over time and she is 8 years old now and it is completely gone. I hope this helps!

Crystal

Jessica - posted on 07/20/2009

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My Megan has one on the top of her head It's raised, about dime size, deep red and still growing. And same as all the other moms, the docs aren't worried. I see it growing and hate the comments that people make. I know she is lucky to not have it interfere with her vision or cause other concerns, but it's still hard to deal with the ignorance out there.

Sheri - posted on 07/17/2009

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My daughter had one along the side of her face and down her neck. It had faded to where you only saw it when she was mad by the time she was 1 and it had completely went away by the time she was 2.

Lucy - posted on 07/16/2009

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Amelia was born with these marks above both her eyes and at the nape of her neck, she's 14weeks now and the ones above her eyes have faded alot, they are only noticable when she's hot,tired or crying as this is when they come up quite red again. The one at thenape of her neck has got bigger, but you wont be able to see it once she's got hair.

Catherine - posted on 07/15/2009

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My 16 month old has one. Its very small and hasn't grown at all but it hasn't faded either.

Marcia - posted on 07/15/2009

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my daughter is 14 months old and has a strawberry naevus on her r arm covering her elbow. its very thick and bleeds alot she gos to see a laser specialist. i used to hide her under long sleeved tops but now i think that my daughter is beautifull and if people want to stare then they are igorant!

Renata - posted on 02/25/2009

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Quoting Mary:

My son (9/9/08)also has one on his chest, about the size of a quarter, with little spots of them around it. The dr said it will swell and then should be gone by 2 years. She said to remove it would make a scar bigger than the mark it will leave on its own. Also interesting is that she had read that they result from part of the placenta. early on when the placenta is developing it starts to grow attachments in the "wrong place", leaving these marks...



Thanks for sharing that!!

Renata - posted on 02/25/2009

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My son has one in the midle of his forehead too. He is 10 months old and it starring to fade away. It was pretty red at the beggining.

Amber - posted on 02/24/2009

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One of my twin sons developed a hemangioma on his cheek at 2 weeks old. It started off fairly small but has grown to the size of a dime. I know the doctor said it would go away on it's own and that it usually bothers the parents more than the child, but I get so many comments from strangers about it! People want to know what happened to his face. I really hope it goes away before he reaches the age where he understands that people ask about it. My poor baby. I feel really bad that he has it.

Tina - posted on 11/08/2008

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Hi, my daughter also has a strawberry in the middle of her forehead. Her doctor also says that it will go away in a couple of years. We are hoping that it will. Hers showed up about 2 weeks after she was born. We are really hoping it goes away sooner than later. I have heard that some parents chose to have it lasered off. We want to wait to see if it goes away on it's own. Would love to hear from anyone that has a baby with one of these strawberry hemangiomas. Thank you.

Danielle - posted on 11/07/2008

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My daughter has the same and on her eye lids a bit when she cries it flares up and goes red. The doctor told me the same thing that over time it will go away.

Angie - posted on 11/07/2008

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My daughter had one too in between her eyebrows. She is now 3 and a half and you can't even tell it's there. It's just a waiting game.

Laura - posted on 11/07/2008

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My son is 4 months and has one on his neck just above the hairline it started out small but now is the size of a dollar and he has one just above his knee we though that one at first was from his car seat until it wouldn't go away that one is now raised but not much bigger.

Amy - posted on 11/07/2008

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My daughter who was born Sept 18 has about 8 of these all over her body. Our dr. said that these would grow bigger and then start growing smaller. This past weekend she started having trouble breathing. We thought it was just a cold so we took her to her pediatrician. Long story short she has a hemangioma in her throat. It had grown since she was born and was blocking 80% of her airway. It was lasered down to about 20% blockage. She has to go back for more lasering every few weeks until about 6 months old when hemangiomas usually stop growing. I'm so glad our pediatrician didn't dismiss her difficulty breathing as just a cold. The ENT (ear, nose & throat) dr. said just because a baby has these externally does not mean they have them internally. But if they have them internally they almost always have them externally.

Dede - posted on 11/07/2008

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Wow..I didn't realize how prevelent these things were. Thank you all for your comments. I suppose it's just a waiting game now. Good luck to you all.

Chantelle - posted on 11/07/2008

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My son had one as a baby on the top of his bum it was gone bye the time he was 2. My Daughter to has one now on her chest.

Mary - posted on 11/07/2008

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My son (9/9/08)also has one on his chest, about the size of a quarter, with little spots of them around it. The dr said it will swell and then should be gone by 2 years. She said to remove it would make a scar bigger than the mark it will leave on its own. Also interesting is that she had read that they result from part of the placenta. early on when the placenta is developing it starts to grow attachments in the "wrong place", leaving these marks...

Nikki - posted on 11/06/2008

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My sister had a large one above her eye at birth and it was completely unnoticable by 2. She is now in her 20's and you can't even tell where it was.

Courtney - posted on 11/06/2008

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I just had my daughter's two month visit and the doctor told me that it will continue to get bigger until around 9 months and then it will slowly start to go away. Nothing at all to worry about though

Tanya - posted on 11/06/2008

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My 6 month old has one on her tummy. My doc says that it is blood cells and over time (like a year or 2) it will go away. If they grow then they usually laser them off, if it is in a spot like on their face or head and if they are showing no sign of going away. My daughters is the size of a loonie, she's had it since bith (at that time I thought it was a bruise) and it really hasn't changed much. It's bright red and not too high off the skin, but it is a bit raised.

Kimberley - posted on 11/06/2008

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My son has three of them! One on each shoulder and one on his belly. They appeared a couple weeks after birth and two have them have grown quite a bit. One of the shoulder ones is about the size of the tip of your baby finger, but raised quite high. The other two are flat. The one on his belly is an irregular shape about as big as a quarter and the other shoulder one is tiny. Dr. also said they would go away in time. Lucas is now 6 1/2 months old and they haven't started to fade yet.

Lacy - posted on 11/04/2008

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My daughter has one above her right eye that is slightly smaller than a dime. Her mark has lightened a lot sense birth and she is only 3 1/2 month.

Courtney - posted on 11/04/2008

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My daughter also has one but it is on her back. It started out at a pin hole size and now it's raised and a little smaller than a dime. The doctor says it will go away in about a year or so but it would probably get alot bigger before it goes away.

Katie - posted on 10/31/2008

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My child does not have one, but I remember hearing Kate (from Jon and Katie Plus 8 TLC) talk about her daughter Cara having one at birth and how it went away. On the picture it was pretty distinct at birth and now you cant tell it was ever there.

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