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goodwork
09-16-2008, 05:36 AM
Hi, I have had ever since born a large white birthmark on my lower leg ankle and foot. I am now 35 and has over the last couple of months started to change in colour to red. When I touch it the red disappears. I also now can feel it there. It is like it is starting to either itch or give me some sort of pain. Can anyone help. Has anyone heard of a white birthmark changing colour after 35 years?

mahnee
09-16-2008, 10:12 AM
Anything that starts to change - size, shape, color, etc - should be evaluated by a doctor.

When it turns 'red', does it seem like blood in there?

I don't want to scare you because of course everyone is different -but MY melanoma was never a mole - it was just a "thing" that showed up. And just before I was diagnosed, it would fill with blood and hurt.

I would suggest that you get this checked and possibly biopsied. Keep us posted. :)