Birthmark

What is Birthmark?

A birthmark is a benign irregularity on the skin which is present at birth or appears shortly after birth, usually in the first month. They can occur anywhere on the skin. Birthmarks are caused by overgrowth of blood vessels, melanocytes, smooth muscle, fat, fibroblasts, or keratinocytes.

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Hi, my infant has a red mark on the right eyelid, below the right eye and on the forehead. is it a salmon patch or port wine stain? It appeared a...

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Red Mark

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Hello. I just read through your question.
These are very common finding in newborns. Red marks on the...

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can a birthmark be removed?

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removal of birthmark with laser therapy

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Thanks for contacting HCM

The short answer is yes most birthmarks can be...

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I have had a red patch in the center of my chest for a few years now. It doesn't itch and has not spread anywhere else. What on earth could it be?

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Brief Answer:
It is a capillary haemangioma

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Hello, Thank you for posting your question on HealthcareMagic.
The mark which you have...

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my son was born with a scar looking birth mark on his cheek it is two lines parallel for one another and is a little bumpy. the birthmark is the...

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my daughter has a birthmark running all the way from her forehead to upper lip - red in colour. Very light on the forehead - but very intense on...

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In the past year I have developed a red birthmark on my inner thigh. It looks like a rash, but it is not raised or itchy and is about the size of a...

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I m a 25 years old, 6ft tall male weighing 160lbs. Within the last 5 days, I ve noticed about 15 brown spots on my skin. 2 of them are birthmarks...

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Hello, my sister has a birthmark on her hand and I just noticed a slightly raised black pigmentation on it today. Is this Melanoma from what you...

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I have a birthmark under my right breast, and lately (the past three months) I have been getting a red, painful rash under only that breast. It...

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Hi Doctor, I've got a black spot on my left palm all of a sudden. I didn't have it yesterday, but it looks like birthmark . I'm 30 years old. Is it...

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