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    I have these weird marks on my left foot! They look like birthmarks but I wasn't born with any. There's about 4 marks with one bigger than the rest and also when you press the marks they disappear then gradually reappear in a few seconds. I'm 14 now but I've had them since I was 12, what are they? I could send a picture if necessary.





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    Hi I have twin daughters who both have strawberry birthmarks, one has a very large one on her shoulder and the other has a inverted one - ie. looks like a raised bruise - the same type but under the skin. They are 5 now and still quite prominent. I also have a one yr old daugther who grew one right between her nose and top lip unfortunately, from absolutely nothing at birth. I believe it is a one in 3 chance in fair skinned female children, all 3 of mine have these, they run in the family, should they be treated yet and are they in fact, heradatory? Thanks R





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    I had a prominent birthmark on my forehead when I was younger, and I'm 15 now. I had it surgically removed as the doctor said that it wouldn't disappear as I grew older. Most birthmarks will go, but if they don't then the surgery is very quick and painless, and I was back home on the same day that I had the operation. You do have to keep a bandage on for about a week and there is a scar left behind, but it isn't that noticeable and it's way better than a birthmark!!

    I have a large compound nevus birthmark on my arm which has cause severe confidence issues for many years now. I am now 20 years of age and feel I am old enough to do something about it. I've looked into laser treatment but all of these treatments are costly. I've heard that people have had their birthmarks tattooed over. I want to know if this is possible for my type of birthmark, besides not being able to see the birthmark are their any physical dangers to tattooing over the birthmark? Thanks.





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    I am 42 years old, I inherited nf1 from my mother. I have the birthmarks but luckily not, thr lumps and I thank God for that! i have 2 kids, sadly my daughter has he disorder, she is 14, and so far, please God, just birthmarks too! It is a horrible, disfiguring and mis undersrood condition. Doctors often say I don't have NF1. The genetics team at The Centre For Life say I do and I just got lucky! Does any one else have the birthmarks but no lumps?





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    I have the cafe o le birthmarks also. No lumps or internal tumers. Thankgod! I am used to them now, but for a long time was very embarrassed. I have them all over my body. Some just look like freckles and I have tanned skin so I'm lucky that its not too noticeable. I have 2 approx 3cm in diameter I want to remove. I keep hearing mixed facts about being able to remove them....do you or anyone else know If this is possible??

    Hi! I am 26 and also only have birthmarks. I know I should not complain because the condition could be way worse but I hate my birthmarks a lot :( I do have learning disabilities and dyslexia which sucks as well. I have always been really conscious about the way I look and feel that the marks do affect my personal relationships. It hurts so bad when people are like “what are those on your face…arms...neck..” In my head I wonder if I would scare them away if they saw my stomach :( Anyway, I know we are all beautiful in our own way but I just have to teach myself to love myself.

    Hi! I am 26 and also only have birthmarks. I know I should not complain because the condition could be way worse but I hate my birthmarks a lot :( I do have learning disabilities and dyslexia which sucks as well. I have always been really conscious about the way I look and feel that the marks do affect my personal relationships. It hurts so bad when people are like “what are those on your face…arms...neck..” In my head I wonder if I would scare them away if they saw my stomach :( Anyway, I know we are all beautiful in our own way but I just have to teach myself to love myself.

    Apologies for the same reply as above, but the same would apply: Hi, yes there is often treatment available for birthmarks but to begin with it will need to be diagnosed by a specialist before they can tell you the options. The place to start is an appointment with your GP and ask for a referral. There are other options available to help too, such as camouflage makeup which is also available on the NHS for birthmarks. I also work for the Birthmark Support Group charity and we provide information, advice and support. We have a new, updated website due to launch soon and an active Facebook group. www.birthmarksupportgroup.org.uk

    Apologies for the same reply as above, but the same would apply: Hi, yes there is often treatment available for birthmarks but to begin with it will need to be diagnosed by a specialist before they can tell you the options. The place to start is an appointment with your GP and ask for a referral. There are other options available to help too, such as camouflage makeup which is also available on the NHS for birthmarks. I also work for the Birthmark Support Group charity and we provide information, advice and support. We have a new, updated website due to launch soon and an active Facebook group. www.birthmarksupportgroup.org.uk

    hello im not sure if this is what i have got the DR call it nerofibroma which is loads of birthmarks to other people i have lumps on my skin is there any think that can be do to stop them from appering





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    I have beckers nevus on my left shoulder. I assume that something that can reduce the appearance of birthmarks and hyperpigmentation would also work on this monstrosity.





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    You can't test for this with bloods. If your child has more than 5 birthmarks bigger than a 50p then that is what tghe first sign is then later on freckles around armpits and groin area.

    Susan, go and see a Beautician for make up best suited for you in covering this issue. I know some people have had birthmarks camouflage well..Other wise go and see a Dermatologist and get their opinion .. Take Care..

    wow i read this and i can so much relate to you , because i also have a number of vascular birthmarks in my back and a bluish purple color , and im always insecure about them and i want them off , i want to talk to my doctor about getting them surgicaly removed. i think its possible, please email me

    Hi, I'm 13 i have had patches on my penis they look like birthmarks but there spreading all over my penis, i have finally had the coursge to see the family doctor soon.





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    Birth marks can appear anytime, anywhere and I wouldn't worry about it. There are skin lightening treatments but these are generally for people who have large birthmarks on the face for example. If you really dislike it or are still worried, see your GP but otherwise just love your uniqueness!

    Hi, I have had 3 extra nipples for my whole life. If anyone asks i just say they are birthmarks. But i say they are special because hardly many people have them. What ever happens do not get them removed because it will cause a scar that will be even worse than the third nipple ... Just count yourself as special!!!!





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    Best thing to do is tell your doctor I have the same problem at 18 I honestly think its from masturbating when I was your age alittle younger I noticed more I jerked more light brown spots before the head of my penise lay off it for about a couple weeks hard but ur gonna be my age and every girl who sees it you gotta say its birthmarks

    I have the cafe o le birthmarks also. No lumps or internal tumers. Thankgod! I am used to them now, but for a long time was very embarrassed. I have them all over my body. Some just look like freckles and I have tanned skin so I'm lucky that its not too noticeable. I have 2 approx 3cm in diameter I want to remove. I keep hearing mixed facts about being able to remove them....do you or anyone else know If this is possible??

    Hi, I have what I believe to be a number of vascular birthmarks on my back covering a small area. They are raised, purpley/blue in colour and can be tender to touch. I have had them as far back as I can remember and am in my late teens. They are a massive insecurity of mine and I would love to know if they could be removed in any way? Any help would be great, thankyou.





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    wow i read this and i can so much relate to you , because i also have a number of vascular birthmarks in my back and a bluish purple color , and im always insecure about them and i want them off , i want to talk to my doctor about getting them surgicaly removed. i think its possible, please email me

    (In reply to Jennifer) ... I couldnt find an option to reply directly to your comment so I hope this reaches you! Thank you so much for your reply its nice to know someones in the same position as me! I have wanted to go to my doctor too because I really think how could they be impossible to remove?! And I urge myself to go but bail out because I feel insecure even going to my doctor whos been my doctor all my life! And I geuss Im just worried that they'll tell me its not possible!

    Hey every one I'm a 41 year old female suffering from neurofibromatosis first diagnosed aged 13 I have 3 big ops since just above the buttock and many many little ones removed I no the feeling of not being confident of what u wear I'm always in polar necks too even though my friends say its nothing I see it as every thing but I thank god my kids don't have it although my youngest son has a few birthmarks he is only 2 I know I need to get him checked out but I'm scared. Same here can't have the light on when getting changed or change my clothes i front of any one . Mine has been getting worse as I've been getting older considering I was born with one birthmark then a few freckles as a teenager it does knock you down most times. Has any one had lazer surgery n if so how was it





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    hi i am 48 years old i was told at 13 i had neurofibromtosis and i hated my self and sometimes still do i do have a wonderful husband of 29 years before i met if i would only were jeans jummpers i do were clothers that show all my ugle lumps even go on holidays and were bikins i do get hurt when people look at me but if thay dount like it dount look most people are fine i do have 2 kids my son is 27 and when he was 2 i saw the frikels under his arms and groin i to got scarde but took him to doctors who told me what i new he had it i hated myself because but i made sure he did all sports and be ashamed do swimming dount take anything be prond of who you are dount hide away like me do what you want he only has 4 lumps thank god i have lost count know of me my daughter is all clear and is very protecked of me as is my husband thay think i am beaughtfull dot me and finely i feal so happy to talk to you oh my grandkids are free of it so i thank you for letting me speap to you x you can e mail if you wish it would be good to talk to someone who knows what we go though

    a miss a word out i ment to say do NOT be ashmed of who you are an do what you want sorry so DOUNT be shamed

    Hi. I'm 14, I have a large birthmark on my right leg. I have had it since i was 3 weeks of age. It started off just on my ankle but has now grown to cover up to mid thigh . Having this birthmarks has lowered my confidence a lot, as I get teased about it. I go to school in mid summer wearing stockings as I'm scared people are looking at it. Depending on the weather it changes colours. It changes from light pinky brown to reds, purples and blues. The area on my leg in which the birthmark is. Is extremely sensitive. Any ideas on what could make it less noticeable and wether it will stop growing will be much appreciated.





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    Hi, This is going out to everyone on this thread...I am a 31 yr old female who has seen more penises that I care to admit and NONE look alike, none look good and none look bad, you don't have to worry about birthmarks, being bent, crooked, or whatever. We females do not care or even notice what it looks like, we are not visual like men are so honestly don't worry about it. IF for some crazy reason you come across a woman/man or whatever that judges you for some physical reason, penis or anything else, forget them, no one wants a shallow person so who cares what they think. Let them live in their own misery..lonely..searching endlessly for non-existent perfection. Real women want love not a beautiful penis. So unless you are in pain or not functioning (in which case please see a Dr. and do not be scared or embarrassed, trust me, they see hundreds of conditions, yours is not any weirder or different than they see every day as PROFESSIONALS!) stop worrying about what it looks like, your the only one who is.





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    I've had this problem for 26 years and it has devastated my life. I go extremly red at the slightest thing even though I don't find many things embarrassing. The main one is talking to people but sneezing, coughing even bending down will all make me red. I also feel fine sometimes only to look in the mirror and find i'm glowing. I've been to the doctors before but nothing i've tried has worked. I go a very deep red which effects not only my face but my neck, chest, upper and lower arms which makes wearing summer tops a nightmare because my entire upper body blushes this can also sometimes turn into blotches on my face and neck that look similar to deep red birthmarks which are burning to the touch and take hours to go down. Now I try to avoid people and live with it as best I can but it's still difficult even after all these years.

    I have tried Estee Lauder's 'Disappear' concealer to quite good effect under my usual foundation. The place where I bought it also recommended a special make-up brush so I could apply it exactly where I needed it and avoided stretching the skin in the delicate under-eye area. The coverage didn't last all day though. I have also tried Vichy dermablend concealer, which is supposed to cover scars, birthmarks etc, but it was a bit drying and tended to make me look more wrinkly and as if I had overdone the make-up. I am thinking of ordering the new Vichy Dermablend corrective stick (from ebay)to see if it has a better texture but I am getting a bit fed up with it all. I don't really have time in the mornings to spend hours covering up these nasty things. I did ask the doctor a year or so ago about laser treatment but he said it wouldn't be paid for by the NHS. He said he'd look into where I might have it done privately as it had to be a particular type of laser - not just any one. But he never got back to me! I will go back to him soon though as the xanthelasma are getting bigger on both sides. I had thought it would be worth spending a bit of money on makeup until I found something that worked, rather than spending a lot of money on private laser treatment but now I just want rid of them!





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