Worried about a birthmark..

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Registered: 01-16-2008
Worried about a birthmark..
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Mon, 04-14-2008 - 3:49pm
My 5 year old daughter has had a dark brown hairy spot on her lower back since birth. It gets bigger and more hairy as she grows and is now about the size of a large egg. Her pediatrician has seen it but does not seem worried, but i have read lots of cases of birthmarks causing cancer. She is in good health and is very smart but does complain of back and leg pain some, but I just assume that is because she plays hard. I have told her doctor all of this and she still doesn't seem worried. Should I get a second opinion or does anyone else have this situation? I am not worried about it being removed unless it is a health hazard. I would just like to know if I have reason to worry or if I am
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Tue, 04-15-2008 - 12:57pm
I am far from an expert, but

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Registered: 04-14-2008
Wed, 04-16-2008 - 4:43pm

My daughter