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Seems to be a birthmark but im not sure..

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  • Posted By: lukeskies
  • January 28, 2009
  • 00:27 PM

Hi, Can someone tell me what this is? I've been told that it's a birthmark but I'm not sure.. And I wasn't born with it. Family and friends have been telling me its been getting darker and growing. Does anyone else have this? It doesn't itch or anything.. It's a little red from some little pimples.

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  • Hi, Can someone tell me what this is? I've been told that it's a birthmark but I'm not sure.. And I wasn't born with it. Family and friends have been telling me its been getting darker and growing. Does anyone else have this? It doesn't itch or anything.. It's a little red from some little pimples.hey dude that looks like a becker's nevus to me. also known as a smooth muscle hamartoma. they usually appear near adolescence. i've got one too on my left arm. it's completely benign. the pigmentation and raised bumped basically comes from too many muscle cells being produced under the dermis (skin). assuming my diagnosis is right.. :)
    sensei 4 Replies
    • February 2, 2009
    • 00:20 AM
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  • go to see a dermatologist. While it may be nothing, with modern sun exposure you never know-could be a serious problem that needs to be checked out. Generally birth marks don't get larger.
    wantsanswers 22 Replies
    • February 2, 2009
    • 05:33 AM
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