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vitiligo

i am trying to find out if i have vitiligo or some other issue. i am 43. i was born with a white patch smaller than a finger print on my back. a year ago i notice a small white spot on my leg. it has not grown. but a month ago...i moved to the valley and was sitting outside and noticed tiny (size of a mark if placing a pen tip on paper) in various areas on my legs and arms. the new dots are lighter than my regular complextion, but not white. i am very stressed and think about it all the time. i went to a fam practitioner and was told that it looked like vitiligo. and a dermatologist that said that it may not be vitiligo and not to worry unless it spreads. well, i dont' want to wait until it spreads. how can i find out for sure what it is. fam practitioner said my antibodies fight itself.


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Pigmentation changes in skin are common. Unless one gets bigger than it is now or like dr. said it spreads I would get it checked out. Try not to worry!
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Hi, thanks. So, the dermatogist called me yesterday and said that the ANA results that the fam practioner said was positive was so low that it couldn't be considered ANA. I am relieved about that. However, I do have this burning/itching condition when I begin to work out or walk fast, or too hot. It is called Chronic Uticeria...which could have been why my ANA was positive. As far as the white/light dots are concerned, I have since seen them on others who don't seem to know they have them, and some who don't worry about them. So, I will try not to worry as stress is not good.
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