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Hemangioma in a child

Hemangioma in our baby we encountered almost immediately after his birth. The son was born at night with clean skin. And in the morning, a neonatologist informed me that the left side of the back and chest, as well as part of the child’s left hand, is covered with a hemangioma. Then this word seemed very scary to me, I didn’t understand at all what was behind it.

A neonatologist at the maternity hospital explained to me that hemangiomas are red spots that cover the body of my baby. Then I learned that they are of various types: superficial (simple) and cavernous. The first are spots of red or burgundy. The latter are skin-covered tumors.

The doctor did not go into even greater details, because my eyes could clearly read then how scared I was. She said that maybe the stain will grow or vice versa. But there is no chance that it will completely disappear.

The neonatologist could not say anything about the reasons for the appearance of hemangioma in a child. As I later found out, there are many assumptions about the occurrence of such spots and formations, and they are all different. But the exact reasons are currently unknown.

In the maternity hospital, due to the presence of spots, the baby was refused all vaccinations that should have been given. We were instructed to register with a pediatric surgeon and strictly follow all his instructions.

The next doctor who saw the hemangioma was the district pediatrician. The elderly woman, seeing the stain, began to chastise me for not turning the child over, and as a result he was lying down on his whole side. I remember that then my nervous system was shaken even more. I do not know how I had the strength, but I got together and calmly explained to the doctor that this is a hemangioma.

Then you were lucky – she said to me – Usually they are on the face of children, and so not scary, dress T-shirt and will not see anything. She was only concerned about the cosmetic side of the stain, while I was worried about the health of my baby. The pediatrician also did not want to talk about vaccinations before the surgeon’s conclusion.

The visit to the surgeon happened very soon, because I could not wait. Having carefully examined the baby, she said that there is nothing terrible in the spots. It turned out that hemangioma is a very rare and diverse phenomenon. The doctor explained that our baby has a simple hemangioma, which does not require any interventions, it is simply necessary to monitor her.

In the process of observation, it was necessary to monitor the size and color of the spots. And in case of changes, go immediately to the specialist for examination. I also learned from a pediatric surgeon that the probability of the spots disappearing is very large. In most cases, the hemangioma in a child disappears by the age of 10. By the way, the surgeon also gave a go-ahead for all the necessary vaccinations.

After a year of observation

Now our baby is a year and four months old. During this time, we visited the pediatric surgeon a couple of times at scheduled examinations. Our spots fade, and we believe that soon they will completely disappear. There are no changes in size. The growth and development of the baby spots do not affect.

I calmed down, had patience, and now I calmly regard the red marks on the child’s body. I just want them to dissolve as early as possible, and not cause embarrassment to his son.

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