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Old 09-16-2004, 11:07 AM
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I am 28 and have port wine stain on the right cheek and neck. I had 16 laser treatments, with great improvement but not the expected ones. What are the complication with pregnancy?? I really want to have a child but do not know anything on this area.
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Old 09-27-2004, 11:17 PM
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From what I know, PWS's are not hereditary. My cousin has a very large PWS on the right side of her face. None of her three kids have any. My husband and I don't have any but my son has one on his bottom and upper thigh. Honestly, I wouldn't worry about them. I am sure growing up with one was difficult. But its very unlikely your child will have one, and even if they did, treatments are so much better than they were when you were a child.
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Old 09-28-2004, 07:59 AM
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Hello Jackson03
and thanks for replying to me.
I know that PWS's are not hereditary but there will be always this worry on the back of my mind. I'm also worrying whether laser has any side effect on this matter.

Thanks anyway,

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Old 09-28-2004, 07:59 AM
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Hello Jackson03
and thanks for replying to me.
I know that PWS's are not hereditary but there will be always this worry on the back of my mind. I'm also worrying whether laser has any side effect on this matter.

Thanks anyway,

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Old 09-28-2004, 01:12 PM
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Hi. I am not speaking from personal experience but I have heard of woman with a PWS stating that during pregnancy it did appear to get darker etc. The hormone's during pregnancy did seem to cause darkening, increase in blebs etc. in some but not everyone. Some have said that they saw no noticeable change during their pregnancy.
If this is a concern before you decide to become pregnant, ask your doctor. Please make sure that they are familiar with Vascular Malformations....
good luck
Elena
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Old 09-28-2004, 04:54 PM
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Default Re:pregnancy when having port wine stain?

Linda Shannon has a lot of good information on this subject. you can email her at hvbf@aol.com
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Old 09-29-2004, 10:19 AM
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Hi Elena,
thank you for replying. I heard this from another woman too, and yes, this was due to hormones. this happens to me during period.
Thanks,
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Old 09-29-2004, 10:21 AM
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thank you nickbar.
I will email her.
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Old 10-23-2004, 01:17 AM
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Hi. I have portwine stain on my cheek and nose. I have had three daughters and all are birth defect free. I do not have medical knowledge of this, but from personal experiecne I think it is okay to have children.
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:34 PM
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Hay this is jordan, I know its kinda late to be posting on this note but I just started here and I have a PWS on the left side of my face and I have a four year old son, he did not get any type of birthmark wjen he was born and none of my family does either so I dont think it is possible that it will happen to your child either. I know how hard it was growing up with a birthmark on my face and im always worried about how my child will be treated by other kids at school when I go to pick him up knowing that kids can be crule. How do I help my child deal with the teasing?
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