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What are the two main categories of birthmarks?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The two main categories of birthmarks are vascular and pigmented. Vascular birthmarks are often reddish because they're caused by enlarged blood vessels. Common vascular marks include macular stains, hemangiomas and port wine stains.

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