My daughter was born with a red/purple discoloration beside her right knee. The doctors at the time told us that it was a birthmark and nothing to worry about. Recently, it changed from red to an off-flesh color. It has spread a little, but it mostly has just grown with her leg. It appears to be a large cluster of white circular spots under her skin. It isn't raised and the texture is normal.
I am going to include a picture, but it is hard to make out. If you tilt your computer screen back, it will become more visible with the contrast.
You need to get this birthmark evaluated from a doctor as there is a rule that if you notice changes in the birthmark’s color, height, size or shape, you should have a dermatologist evaluate it. You also should have it checked if it bleeds, oozes, itches, appear scaly, or become tender or painful.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
I was only able to get a dermatologist appointment for 90 days from now. Would that be waiting too long? I am frankly terrified that something is seriously wrong with my baby, and I don't know how to help her. If this thing needs treatment, I want it to start as soon as possible, not months from now.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.