Dermatology Community
Hyperpigmentation or something serious?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Hyperpigmentation or something serious?

7975263?1337676001
Hello,
I was wondering if this shoulder pigmentation that I got four years ago looks benign, I have seen about 5 doctors (not specialists) and they all said it is just hyperpigmentation or maybe even a nevus after I hit puberty. I got it after a trip to Catalina Island during the Summer of 2009. It has not grown/changed or bothered me at all since then. Any insight? Thank You! I am 17 now, Hispanic, Male.
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
995833_tn?1375604252
Becker's nevus.
Blank
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
It looks like a becker’s nevus. The nevus generally first appears as an irregular pigmentation (melanosis or hyperpigmentation) on the torso or upper arm (though other areas of the body can be affected), and gradually enlarges irregularly, becoming thickened and often hairy (hypertrichosis).

You should get it treated only if it is cosmetically unpleasant.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
PMDER1
San francisco, CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diane493
209987_tn?1334790318
Blank
tschock
AB