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Old 11-01-2014, 11:33 PM
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Default Are these stork bites or hemangiomas on my 4 week old?

I know these marks are faint but I'm having trouble finding any pictures of what hemangiomas look like when they start growing. My 4 week old has little pink patches in 3 places: on the bridge of her nose, in between her eyes (closer to her left eye), and by her right temple. I appreciate any opinion or advice on what these spots are.
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:36 PM
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here's her temple
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:40 PM
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here's a closeup of the nose and between her eyes
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:45 AM
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Hi! What a cutie! It is hard to tell since they are so light. I really can't say. I can just tell you that 3 of my girls have had hemangiomas and they all grew to be pretty dark by one month of age. So my guess is that there is not too much to be concerned about?? Do you notice anything changing? growing? getting darker? I would continue to take pictures to monitor any changes and talk to your doctor if you are concerned.

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Old 11-02-2014, 11:43 AM
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Thanks so much for your help! I plan on asking our pedi at our one month appt this week but he tends to be dismissive about anything cosmetic and non-serious (I used to ask him about my older daughter's dark under eye circles because I thought maybe I needed to change her diet or vitamins and he dismissed it as genetics and fair skin every time). He already thinks I worry too much (which is probably true) so I don't anticipate a clear answer from him.
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