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It is essential that you do not self diagnose the type of birthmark you or your child may have. Getting a proper diagnosis is important to getting the right form of treatment. This site does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.

"You need to know what type of birthmark you have and this should be confirmed by a doctor or health professional. If you are in any doubt then seek specialist advice."
Dr Samira Syed of Great Ormond Street Hospital

Only a small percentage of birthmarks may present problems. When looking through the following pages you may come across more extreeme individual cases. Just because you or your child has been diagnosed with a type of birthmark it does not mean it will follow the same pattern of others who have provided images and stories.

Just like you, your birthmark is unique and not one birthmark is the same.

Read the page on the types of birthmarks