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Old 05-24-2011, 12:21 AM
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Hi there HLA76 and welcome to this forum! Congratulations on the birth of your son.

I don't think I can give too much help other than to say yes, I have heard Salmon Patches/Stork Bites referred to as types of 'flat' hemangiomas. But I really don't know if several different types of birthmarks in different places could be cause for concern for internal ones...I suppose as you have an appointment with the dermatologist anyway, it won't hurt to ask. One thing I would say is that I remember often worrying that my son's marks may be linked to some other more serious condition....but I guess that's all part of parenthood - to worry about everything! It's easy to say don't worry but not easy to do! Good luck at the dermatologist, let us know how it goes,

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:19 PM
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My daughter was born in September 2010 and had stork marks on her forehead, eyelids, back of neck and upper lip. Although they have faded, she is now 9 months old, they are still quite noticeable especially when she crys. I am hoping that as time passes they will continue to fade.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:56 AM
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Our daughter also had several stork bites at birth. Although your child is 9 months I wouldn't be concerned. Becca's continued to fade after 1 year. Her stork bites are no longer visible unless she cries extremely hard. She will be 2 in a couple of weeks. Don't lose hope in continued fading. Best wishes to your little girl!
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:18 PM
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Default Another update for 3 year old with stork bites

Hello everyone. Every year or so I try to post a new picture of my daughter so you can see the progression of her stork bites, angel kisses. She has a very prominent "V" on her forehead but as you can see in the picture it is fading. Her marks are still quite obvious when she is straining or gets mad. Message me if you would like more pictures. She will be 4 in August.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:30 PM
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Hi kdtanker, thanks for the updated photo. Your daughter is beautiful! I must update with some pictures of my little boy too...he will be 3 in May. His marks are also still fading but visible at times as you described, in extremes of hot/cold and when he is upset/mad. I had another baby boy in November! He has stork marks too but nowhere near as prominent...on the back of his neck, a slight 'V' on his forehead & a tiny little bit around his nose... just enough to know they are brothers! I was so much more relaxed about it this time though. Take care, LRL x
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:37 PM
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Has anyone had a stork bite/salmon patch/angel kiss on the forehead between the eyes completely fade? We just had our third child and she has a very significant mark on her forehead between her eyes. The pediatrician was very dismissive of it but I am worried about it actually fading. I keep coming across posts where all of the other stork bites/salmon patches/angel kisses on the face faded, but not the one between the eyes.

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:15 PM
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Has anyone had a stork bite/salmon patch/angel kiss on the forehead between the eyes completely fade? We just had our third child and she has a very significant mark on her forehead between her eyes. The pediatrician was very dismissive of it but I am worried about it actually fading. I keep coming across posts where all of the other stork bites/salmon patches/angel kisses on the face faded, but not the one between the eyes.

Thanks.

hi, are you able to post a picture? my baby had a H on the corner of her eye (sorta were the tear duct is/eyelid? i posted a pic i think i labeled it "pics to share" ...i realized, since i have no idea how to resize, jsut learning, that the pics are a bit small and hard to view. i will try again with a better size.

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Old 06-08-2012, 12:49 AM
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Becca had a stork bite between her eyes and it completely faded by about a year of age. Sometimes when she cries really, really hard you can tell where it was because the spot is darker than the surrounding area. During her normal activity you would never know that she had such a dark mark between her eyes.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:03 PM
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Hi everyone. My son was born 4 weeks ago with a significant stork bite on his forehead. I've done so much research on this type of birthmark and I always seem to see much lighter and smaller stork bites - which doesn't seem to make me feel any better since his is pretty dark and big. Seeing everyone's pictures here on this thread has made me feel a little more comfortable with hopes that his too will eventually fade (fingers crossed!). I do have a question - his stork bite is much darker than when he was in the hosptial and only a few days old. Did your kid's stork bite get a bit darker before it got lighter? And by when did you start to see the gradual fade? Thank you so much for the information!
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:51 PM
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I have seen the same thing. My daughter was born 5 weeks ago and I think her salmon patch looks brighter/redder than it did at birth/in the days thereafter. It is very prominent. I think part of that though is that she was a bit jaundiced for a couple of weeks so now her skin is much fairer than before, and the contrast is more obvious. I could be wrong.

My understanding is that they don't start fading until a few months at the earliest. I think they should fade more significantly after a year or two.

Is that right?
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