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What to expect

So I got referred to a dermatologist for unknown etiology.  What should I expect for my appointment.  I have never been to one before.
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Hello,
A dermatologist will take a complete history and examine the lesions or similar ones and carefully examine your body. If needed, he may take samples of skin scrapings and if needed a biopsy skin. Since you are a female, it may take place in the presence of a female nurse attendant.

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 dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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