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Just noticed that ds birthmark on head is raised - am sure it wasn't before

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nickymorris Mon 01-Sep-08 19:57:30

Was stroking my 3week old ds's head earlier and noticed that the red circular birthmark he has on the top of his head (5p sized) is raised.

I may be imaginging things but I'm sure it was totally flat with his head before.

Should I panic? I'm seeing the HV on friday so could ask her then but is that too long?

BoredyHouse Mon 01-Sep-08 20:00:08

No need to panic. It is probably a haemangioma. They are v common, and it if that's what it is, it'll almost certainly fade an disappear in early childhood.

BoredyHouse Mon 01-Sep-08 20:00:55

NB - they do tend to grow and become more prominent during the first 6 months.

Threadwworm Mon 01-Sep-08 20:12:49

DS2's appeared and grew larger and more raised over a week or so. Absolutely no need to worry. They fade in time.

nickymorris Mon 01-Sep-08 20:13:55

Great - thanks people - one thing off my 'worry list'

Threadwworm Mon 01-Sep-08 20:14:58


PinkChick Mon 01-Sep-08 20:15:28

when children are warm they raise too, just keep an eye on it as you have been and im sure it will just go back down againsmile

anonandlikeit Mon 01-Sep-08 21:20:21

DS2's haemangioma grew from nothing to a very large raised red angry looking growth on the top of his head.
As the others have said they are harmless & do disappear BUT you do need to keep an eye on it.
When ds2 was about 18mths his suddenly started bleeding & became infected. Apparently this can happen, not trying to scare you its just that we didn't know it was a possibility & it frightened the life out of us.

DS2 is 5 now & his has gone completely but he does have some scarring but it is covered by his hair.

If you are unsure google haemangioma & compare the pics.

DisplacementActivity Mon 01-Sep-08 21:21:50

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