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Why was I born with a scar on the back of my leg ?

I was born with a large scar that runs down the back of my leg. Why do I have this? I ve never seen a doctor that could answer my question.
Asked On : Thu, 3 Mar 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
these scars may occur due to intrauterine trauma or more commonly due to some embryogenetic defect. You may send me your pics on with a detailed description. I may be having an answer to your queries.
Answered: Thu, 3 Mar 2011
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Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic!
You were probably born with a birthmark; birthmarks are of many types & some may be regressive like hemangiomas (though not all types), progressive or static, increasing in proportion to body growth. With limited information like "a large scar", I may state it could be an icthyosis hystrics, or verrucous epidermal naevus etc. These congenital conditions are due to embryogenetic 'mosaic' anomalies & are usually not correctable. Still I advice you to consult a dermatologist for at least a proper diagnosis & let me know.
Answered: Thu, 3 Mar 2011
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