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What is this mark on dd's leg? Pics on profile

(12 Posts)
Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 09:10:54

I first noticed it when she was about 4mo, and many people have told me that it's a birthmark. It doesn't bother her, I've never seen her scratch it or anything (she likes to tell me it's a beesting hmm).

When she is hot, i.e. when she gets out of the bath, it is quite red, but fades when she is cooler. If she has a temperature, it develops a weird lump in the middle, and almost takes on the appearance of an insect bite.

I have mentioned it to my GP and also a paediatrician, no one has ever seemed concerned.

Does anyone have any idea what it is? She is 2.3yo.


Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 09:37:18


princessmel Tue 18-Aug-09 09:39:51

I would say that it's a birth mark.

I don't have any medical knowledge though

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 09:42:09

Me neither grin

It's just the changeable nature of it that freaks me out. Although it is handy as I always know when she's got a temperature!

bethoo Tue 18-Aug-09 09:44:41

looks like a birthmark.

my son has three circles which are made of little red bumps liek the prick test you have for a BCG. very weird thoug hnever itches or anything!

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 09:45:41

It's most odd! I keep imagining her wanting to wear short skirts etc when she's older and crying about the damn thing on her leg! <<hysterical>>

bethoo Tue 18-Aug-09 09:57:51

it coudl fade or just shrink as she grows, otherwise a good concealour would be just as good should she be worred when she is older. though i would not make a big issue of it as doesnt everyone have a birthmark and some are alot more noticeable than that.

JustcallmeDog Tue 18-Aug-09 10:02:30

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Lizzylou Tue 18-Aug-09 10:03:36

I think it is a birthmark, they do change colour. My Brother has a port wine stain and when he is ill it goes very pale. My Mom always knew when he was about to be car sick.

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 10:07:10

I suppose I just never realised a birthmark changed in appearance. Hopefully it will fade as she grows up.

Flower3545 Tue 18-Aug-09 10:07:23

The pictures aren't very clear but I'd say it looks like a birthmark.

Our grandson has a mark between his eyebrows which gets much darker/more noticeable if he's hot/cold/angry.

Our DD2 was born with what looks incredibly like a bite mark on her upper leg, it looks as though someone tried to take a bite of her before she left the wombhmm weird!

Pinkjenny Tue 18-Aug-09 11:13:04

Final bump

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