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Old 08-04-2010, 10:31 PM
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My daughter (9 weeks) has a superficial hemangioma on her labia. It's a little bigger than a nickel. Her doctor says not to worry about it. She says it will grow bigger then it should go away on it's own. Should I be concerned?

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:37 PM
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Keep an eye on it. I would perhaps consult with a specialist, too, just to be sure. Usually, cases in that location have problems when or if they ulcerate, so you want to be very proactive in watching for that and having a plan in case that happens.

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:41 PM
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Okay. What kind of specialist?

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Old 08-05-2010, 01:06 AM
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Where are you located? You could see any type of discipline as long as they are familiar with vascular birthmarks. Dermatologist, plastic surgeon, etc, doesn't matter as long as they know what they are doing.

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Old 08-05-2010, 03:58 PM
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It is definitely good to be proactive and watch the H closely. Especially in the diaper area. Try not to touch the or wipe the hemangioma a lot. I know that is hard in that area. I'm not sure how to prevent ulcers besides watching the area closely and maybe protecting it with vaseline? There is a blog on diaper area hemangiomas you can Google, but try not to be alarmed...which is very hard as a mama!
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:26 PM
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I'm having a difficult time finding someone who is familiar in this area in NM. I will keep making phone calls.

Now I'm worried because if it were to ulcerate it would be very bad.

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Old 08-09-2010, 09:31 PM
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Are you in Northern New Mexico? Is Denver really far? We traveled to Denver from Wyoming about 4 1/2 hours to see Dr. Morelli at the Childrens Hospital. It is so hard when no one local can help! Our pediatrician was great at getting us a referral out of town. Maybe see if they know of anyone?
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:17 PM
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please feel free to email me directly. What you want to watch for is the h. growing rapidly and that may cause the ulcerations... it will start to look dark, like a scab. I would encourage you to keep zinc oxide/aquafer product on the area.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:41 PM
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My 6 1/2 month old daughter also has 2 superficial hemangiomas on her inner labia and 1 right next to her anus (as well as 2 large ones on her R leg)...we have been using ++Vaseline on then labial hemangiomas for the past 4 months and so far no ulcers! Our derm says in her experience that most of these will ulcerate at some point, and then are very difficult to heal. So she's also on propranolol, and we're hoping that this will prevent growth/shrink them more quickly.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:54 PM
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So I finally found a pediatric dermatologist here in Albq. It took awhile. I have an appointment at the end of the month. I will go ahead with the vaseline for now until I see the doctor.

Oh, and you are right, all the stuff I'm reading is scary.
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