lepard like brown spots on hip and thigh and still growing
My eighteen year old son came to me yesterday and showed me his hip and thigh area. He has a huge brown spot about the size of half of his thight area and then it continues on with many many of them almost leopard looking. He said he has had it for years and I guess because ot the boxer fad it was allways covered. These marking are now going up past the waist line and starting to travel up his back. Please help me figure this out I am worried and totally shocked that he has had this for years and I never knew.
I can feel your anguish and concern but first I want to ask you one thing...Under what circumstances did your son share this with you, was it an oh, by the way,what's this? or maybe a- i'm not feeling well and oh yea by the way here is this and its there for years now or, I'm tired of this and it is growing and now the girls!!!. Think about that and now for some information and thoughts...portwine is usually from birth and is burgandy to red in color...Melatonin in the body is what gives us color as well as the degree of color and distrubution...hyperpigmintosa can occur as part of the pitutary releasing hormones especially at his age....There are a number of possibilities here and he really should be seen by a dermatalogist as some of these conditions are so closely related...How fast is it spreading? Is it SMOOTH just like all the other skin or does it have a roughness or thickness to it? Many things now days can be removed with lazer but you would want to see a specialist first, I'm not exactly sure what blood tests could be used and if they might tell, but please remember...SHOW him same concern from you as he showed in telling you because you do not want to scare him just because you are VERY CONCERNED.....I hope that made senseKeep us in the know...You become part of the family in this (OUR) quest figure it out!!!! Have a wonderful Blessed Day!!! GOD BLESS!!!! loimmarmar
It is flat not rough he has not family doctor to recommend him to a dermatoligist we are trying to work on that. He as had a girlfriend for almost three years now so he didnt just discover them lol. I think he shared it with me because it is growing up past the jeans waist line and now it can be seen. I have seen portwine and it looks nothing like that although very dark like it. He said he has had it for several years. I am afraid you are a little late on the advice about being calm it was a very shocking discovery and I did show my shock. I realized I should of handled it better at the time this is my baby eighteen or not I acted like a typical mother. I dd discuss my reaction with him and asked him if he is more worried about it now because of my reaction.. Were good he know his mom overreact about everything.He has not been feeling well for a couple of years now he has been diagnosed with ebstein barr so we put it down to that. He is tired alot
Yes I can understand...my oldest BABY is almost 38 and the youngest 25 with 2 in between and they ARE ALL my BABIES...even when they are 90.... anyway.....
EPSTEIN BARR....interesting....THAT virus has caused havok in so many lives...I would still see a dermatologist to make sure, but is he on any meds because of the Epstein Barr virus exposure....Does it ever itch a little...There are conditions that mimic what you described ....pityriasis rosea as well as urticaria pigmentosa are a few things in the same family as you described....and the whole connection here is AUTO IMMUNE, .... just as the epstein barr.....Dectecive at work...keep it up and keep us updated as well...Have a wonderful Blessed Day!!!! GOD BLESS!!!! loimmarmar
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