Having a red birthmark on the cheek since childhood is a sign of what disease?
Since I was born, I have had a small red birthmark on my cheek, then it gradually grew larger and gradually spread to the chest and head, when I was normal, the birthmark did not show up, but During heavy exercise, stress, drinking alcohol, the birthmark becomes red and very hot. So the doctor told me that having a red birthmark on my cheek since I was a child is a sign of disease? Is there any way to get rid of the redness? Thank you doctor.
Hoang Van Do (Hanoi)
Answered by Specialist Doctor I Le Thi Thu Hang - Department of Medical Examination & Internal Medicine, Vinmec Hai Phong International General Hospital.
With the question “Having a red birthmark on the cheek since childhood is a sign of disease? ", the doctor would like to answer as follows:
You have a red birthmark on your cheek since childhood, when it's normal, it's fine, but when you exercise heavily or drink alcohol, the birthmark turns red with heat, maybe you have a hemangioma . Hemangiomas are a common pathology in children: 59% appear at birth, 40% in the first month, 30% in premature babies under 1.8 kg.
Treatment of hemangiomas currently has a number of methods such as laser, electrocautery, surgery,...
Therefore, you need to visit a specialist to diagnose and choose the appropriate treatment.
If you still have questions about the red birthmark on your cheek, you can go to the hospital of Vinmec Health System for further examination and advice. Thank you for trusting and sending questions to Vinmec. Wishing you lots of health.
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