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Old 06-03-2010, 12:28 AM
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Hi there! I was wondering if anyone has had experience with lip hemangioma surgery. My daughter just had hers today. I was wondering how long it usually takes to heal and start feeling better. It is so hard for her to eat/drink anything and I'm so afraid that she is going to bump it or damage the stitches somehow. She keeps rubbing her lips together and touching it because it hurts and feels funny to her, and it is so hard to get her to stop (she doesn't even realize she's doing it). Just wondering what experiences you all have to share.

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Shannon
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:29 AM
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Shannon,

I would give it just a couple of days.. by then, it should stop itching and she will probably leave it alone.

If she's still messing with it after a couple of days, I'd call the doctor's office.

Missy
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:51 AM
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One of the hardest things is this: I think she did so well with the actual surgery, because she had no idea about the pain and discomfort afterwards. I'm starting to think I should have told her more about that going into it...but I didn't want to scare her. She had no idea it was going to hurt so badly afterwards and it is breaking my heart to see her in pain. Today she said, "Mom, Is my birthmark gone?" with the saddest little look on her face...like "I didn't know it was going to be like this?" I just told her that it should start to feel better every day and that in a few weeks her lip will be back to normal. The problem is...I have no idea what normal will be? Will this all be worth it?

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Old 06-04-2010, 02:57 AM
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Missy, I'm having a hard time posting my pics. Can you help me?

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Old 06-04-2010, 01:38 PM
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If you will email them as an attachment to contact@birthmark.org, I'll post them for you.

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Old 06-05-2010, 05:10 PM
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Thanks, Shannon!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:38 PM
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Hi, we are desperately looking at surgery for our daughter's hemangioma, but not sure where to go or who to contact because in the UK they are very reluctant to operate. Our daughter is now 2 years old and the H is not showing any signs of going down. Has anyone had a cheek H removed successfully in the UK? Any advice and before and after pictures will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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