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I just wanted to give you a little reassurance that there is probably nothing wrong w/ your lo!
I have a triangle on my lower chest/abdomen that tends to not tan, even when I was little - really odd, but I never thought much about it.
Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.
I've never worried about it, I just figured that it had less pigment than the rest of his skin for some reason.
I know two women who have white patches on their heads, and white hair where the patch is.
This is my ds3 exactly! He has a large patch on the right side of his head, right near the front. Should look pretty...umm...interesting once his hair really starts to come in! Never thought to ask/mention it to the dr. I feel it's very noticeable, but only a few people have commented on it.
i added some pictures of this mark into the original post. i am hoping maybe someone has seen a similar mark and can give me some insight into what it could be and if it is something to be concerned about.
i did call the pediatrician and asked to have her appointment moved up to this thursday morning. but in the meantime...i am worried!
My husband has a white birth mark (hasn't changed over the years) on his thigh. It is only about the size of a quarter so perhaps different but, it has posed no medical issues nor is it connected to any sort of disorder, condition, or illness.
I have a dark birthmark on my arm. Two joined shapes each about the size of a marble... oddly shaped as you described your daughter having. It has stayed the same size, and hasn't posed any problems.
Our daughter has a white birthmark on her shoulder about the size of a dime and a long dark birthmark on her back about the width of a pencil and 1.5 inches long. This makes me think the type of birthmarks are passed down genetically. Although some birthmarks, light and dark, can be a sign of underlying medical issues I think most are still JUST birthmarks. Our daughter's birthmarks became more apparent around a few months old but, haven't changed much since. The dark one becomes darker as she tans in the summer while the white one stands out more because of tan skin around it.
So let us be an example of healthy, boring ol' birthmarks that mean nothing. If you are worried have a doc take a peek. After seeing what they say bring up what your have researched and ask their opinions about it.
Mama to a bright 7 y/o girl and an exuberant 3 y/o boy Loving unschooling, 2x and natural living in Hawaii.
I tried googling white birthmarks and read about a condition called tuberous sclerosis, which has me pretty freaked out...but I was able to find very little info about white birthmarks themselves...only bigger diseases which they could be a sign of.
I do believe that I once diagnosed ds with Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and leukemia all in one evening. (He had neither ).
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Anyway, our ped said dd2's splotch is totally normal (she said something about... hmmmm... don't remember the exact term but it had to do with circulation? how some people will have areas where the blood flow is a bit more constricted but it's not a problem, just a variation of normal).
I agree with pp.... Dr Google can be a very very bad idea when you're worried. If you do need some internet lovin' though, try to stay within a site like WebMd. It's less scary!
Hey Nena, I know you are creepen on me. Get a life.
it's in the SAME EXACT SPOT as mine but her's is white and mine is tanish. her's isn't as noticable as it was when she was born...kinda blends in a bit more.
SAME SPOT, SAME SHAPE, SAME SIZE....she loves it.
I kinda hoped that dd2 had one but she doesn't.
I am sure it is nothing to worry about.
then we talked about nevus depigmentous, i went home and googled it more.
and came accross something else called nevus anemicus...and i am hoping this is most likely what it is since it would mean this is no big deal. just a birthmark.
anyway, they refered me to a pediatric dermatologist at a major hospital about an hour away. i called and made an appointment for her there, but the soonest time she could be see is in two weeks. so i guess we have to wait until then to find out more.
i appreciate all your thoughts and stories about similar birthmarks. and i am hoping it is simply that, a birthmark with no other serious condition associated with it.
it seemed strange to me that my pediatrican had not seen very many white birthmarks. are they that rare? it seemsm quite a few of you have or have children with them...
Breath momma, your babe is ok.
My 2 1/2 week old daughter has a white/pale patch on her back about 2 inches wide. It has irregular borders and looks like a cloud. We just noticed it this past weekend as her mild jaundice went away. I tried googling white birthmarks and read about a condition called tuberous sclerosis, which has me pretty freaked out...but I was able to find very little info about white birthmarks themselves...only bigger diseases which they could be a sign of. Has anyone had a child with a birthmark or patch lacking pigment and appearing white shortly after birth? Any information would be so helpful, I am worried. She was born at home and was scheduled to see the pediatrician at 6 weeks old. Do I need to take her in sooner if there are no other signs something could be wrong? She is breastfeeding well, gaining weight, seems healthy and happy. ANy ideas or advice?
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Hey! I'm a 14 year old girl, and I've had a white birthmark on my stomach for as long as i could remember! I would always ask my dad what it was when I was younger, and he would just call it a sunspot? I've never heard anything about it being a sign of a disease and I've always been very curious about it. I was always a very good, healthy baby so I don't think it should affect your child, but I'm no doctor :) If you've found any information on it, please let me know! :)