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Diagnosed with multiple internal hemangiomas. Currently pregnant. Effects of hormonal changes on internal birthmarks?

Hi, As a child I was diagnosed with multiple internal hemangiomas, they are on three systems: skin, respiratory, and GI tract. I had a tracheotomy from birth to age 3 and had a large portion of my lower bowel resectioned due to daily hemorrhaging at age 2. I am currently pregnant and very worried about how hormonal changes may affect any of the internal birthmarks. I find a lot of information regarding being born with internal hemangiomas, but no information regarding being pregnant and suffering from internal hemangiomas. Do you have any thoughts or suggestions?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das,

look, there will be no problem from your side.

But, investigations should be carried out to prevent birth of a baby with abnormality. As you had these, there is a very high chance of same or more devastating congenital abnormality in your baby.

For this, you have to do genetic analysis to detect any abnormal gene p[resent in you. If anything found, chorionic villous sampling should be carried out.

Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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