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What are the different types of birthmarks?

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There are two main categories of birthmarks -- red birthmarks and pigmented birthmarks.

Red birthmarks are colored, vascular (having to do with blood vessels) skin markings that form before or shortly after birth. Pigmented birthmarks are skin markings that are present at birth. Their color ranges from brown or black to bluish or blue-gray.

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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