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Old 01-08-2014, 06:50 PM
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Question hemangioma - advice

My daughter is now 21 months old.When she was born she had 3 hemangiomas that we noticed. Then when her umbilical cord fell off she had a tiny red spot on the bottom of her belly button about a week later it covered up her entire belly button its like a ball over her belly button. Her pediatrician sent us to Tx Childrens to a dermatologist. The dermatologist look at her and said that she had 4 hemangiomas but it was nothing to worry about that maybe around 1 year they could remove the one on her belly button. Just before her first birthday she woke up screaming and was flopping around in her bed would not let me hold her up against me. I was able to look at her belly button and pull it out enough to see between the belly button and the hemangioma it looked like raw skin but had black spots so I called the on call dermatologist in Houston and they told me to bring her in (it was 2am and its a 2 hour drive from my house) so of course we took her over there. We get there and they tell us its nothing to worry about its just part of having a hemangioma that they ulcerate. And that we had nothing to worry about and now she is saying that they dont want to remove it because they are not sure of what all it is attached to internally. But now for the last couple of days shes been holding her tummy by her belly button saying "ouch" and will not let anyone touch it and has been crying in her sleep every night. If you ask her what hurts she lifts her shirt up and touches beside her belly button and says "ouch". Also the one on her lower back is little but always has big dark blueish looking bruises all around it, is that normal?
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