Port Wine Stains (Birthmark)
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Candi - posted on 03/22/2010
my daughter has a fairly large one on the back of her knee. Its dark and highly visible. She is almost 10 yrs old now and although Drs have offered surgery to remove it, she refuses. She loves it and calls it her chocolate chip. WHen someone fist meets her, they notice it and say something, but she has never been picked on or teased about it. She is the only one of my kids to have a birthmark, so she takes it as being unique!
Penelope_pip - posted on 03/20/2010
Hi!!I was born with one..about the size of my hand on the top of my leg..pretty awkward for all those bikini's I have worn over the years...and yes I was the one who was most conscious of it...I am now in my fifties..have been married twice..divorced once..widowed once..have two lovely grown up boys..Have had a very athletical life..it never kept me out of a swimming pool or of a Hockey field..which I played to county level...Had too good careers..and always loved to dance..My parents didn't make a fuss about it..nor my bro's and sis..therefore I didn't...It does lighten as you grow,..and maybe if it was one of my son's with todays ability with plastic surgery I would consider the cosmetic option...like all things there is a risk of scarring etc..Looking back I am glad I was not perfect..cos I am still a pretty lady...but it was good to keep my feet on the ground..for whatever reason it made me who I am today..Maybe poeple were more polite when I was growing up ..if they asked they got an honest answer..we are all born with something...As I was a blue baby my parents were just glad I was alive..and funnily so was my youngest..and ditto..so you have a young life to mould!! I hope my first hand experience of it..may help..what ever you decide..good luck and good health..and much happiness..after all that is all that matters...xxPippaxx
Sheila - posted on 03/20/2010
You know; my ex husband was born with port wine stain. It was on his chest and all the way down his arm. It was really never a problem for me. I know when it's " your" child, you might feel sorry for them and think that people with look at them differently. When he was growing up; I'm sure other kids noticed it but as an adult, it was nothing at all to me. I loved him and looked at him, just the same. In my eyes, I didn't notice it like when I first met him, but it didn't deter me from dating him, not in the least. She's a perfect child, to me (you're daughter). I'm sure she is the most precious person to you and perfect in every way. Thank God she's healthy; not sick with cancer or anything; can hear and see and has the capacity to grow up to be whatever she would like to be. God bless you. God gave you a sweet little girl.
Alexis - posted on 03/19/2010
lol. Thats funny. Yeah alot pple ask " is that a burn?" Dumbasses, a burn doesnt look like that. I dont see my daughters. Its there but its not. Same with every1 that knows her. Im sure that pple that dont know her notice it but niether of us notice them noticing it. Its there but its not.Besides shes so pretty that it makes up 4 it. :)
Alexis - posted on 03/18/2010
Yeah theres no1 on either side of the family that has 1 that im aware of. Dont know what causes them. My youngest doesnt even hav a birthmark. My daughters hasnt faded much n she 9 now. They can b lighted but never fully removed with laser surgery & is covered by Alberta Health Care. Tried that when she was younger but it was 2 painfull n scarey 4 her so we quit after a few times. She use 2 get teased when we lived in the city n she went 2 a big school. But since we moved 2 a smaller place n way smaller school she hasnt had any probs. Shes actually miss popular n shes happy now. So its all good!
Christi - posted on 03/17/2010
my son has a very small one on the back of his right shoulder. he is the only one on both sides of the family tohave one. my friend's son has one under his eye. it has faded some, he is 19 months. the doctor said it would fade and eventually be unoticable as he gets older.
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