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wises4057
04-03-2013, 05:22 PM
Hello All,

So a quick back ground, I'm a white, 27 year old(turning 28 this month) male, in good health. I don't get sick easily. Now the reason im on here, I have a light redness with small bumps all over my chest. I've had it since high school, and it has very slowly spread(starting on the left side and working its way to right). I have been to a dermatologist about it, he took pictures, did 2 biopsy's, and even had me come to a dermatologist gathering of his colleagues to get their opinion on it. None of them were sure what it was. What we do know is it doesn't itch, its not scaly, and doesn't flake. I have attached two pictures of it. Any help or suggestions would be great everyone! I appreciate it!

Thank you

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Dr.Deepak
04-04-2013, 02:26 AM
Welcome to forum seth, sorry to know about your condition.So what did the dermatologist say after biopsy, biopsy will sure help identify the characteristics of the lesion. Any treatment history? Do you have such bumps on face or any other parts of body? if possible can u upload another close clear picture.

wises4057
04-04-2013, 05:59 AM
Welcome to forum seth, sorry to know about your condition.So what did the dermatologist say after biopsy, biopsy will sure help identify the characteristics of the lesion. Any treatment history? Do you have such bumps on face or any other parts of body? if possible can u upload another close clear picture.


Its not on any other part of my body, just on my upper chest there. I can see if I can get any more clear pictures tomorrow. The dermatologist didn't tell me much, except that it wasn't cancer, and that he was unsure what it could be. He didnt give me any details about the biopsy itself. That it didn't seem to be causing any discomfort and such so he didn't see anything to be worried about. But I'd personally like to figure out what it is, see if I can get it cleared up.

wises4057
04-04-2013, 09:26 PM
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I took these with my phone because it seemed to focus better up close then my good camera did 0.o lol, I hope these are better for you. The third pic( i believe its teh 3rd pic) you'll see one spot where theres a white bump larger then the rest...that is where the biopsy was done...so I guess that is just the scar tissue from it healing up. Thought i would just let everyone know.

Again, thanks for all the help!

Dr.Deepak
04-08-2013, 04:09 AM
Thank you for the pics, although biopsy is required to confirm the case, don't know what ur derm came into conclusion. In my view it looks like Lichen Myxedematosus or papular mucinosis, usually biopsy (histopathology) would confirm. Although causes is unknown, it might be due to some fibroblast disorder, that might have cause the increased deposition of mucin in the skin. Its thought to be associated with Monoclonal gammopathy (precancerous condition).

I would suggest you to get second opinion from another dermatologist and repeat the biopsy, and also carry out some tests like serum and urine protein electrophoresis for paraproteins, thyroid function tests and test for auto-antibodies, also detail systemic examination from internal medicine specialist.

Treatment is often unsatisfactory but steroids and oral retinoids might help in some cases.

This is just my online view, direct visual examination and biopsy report would help exclude many possible condition like disseminated infundibulofolliculitis, Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, and many other and come into one conclusion.

wises4057
04-13-2013, 01:35 AM
Alright, thank you for the suggestions. I will see about setting up another appointment with a different dermatologist and see what they can determine. I'll also ask if they might be able to give me a copy of the biopsy results. I appreciate the ideas on what it might be, it will give me something to share with them at the appointments, and perhaps help figure it out.

I will update when/if I manage to find anything else out.

Thank you
Seth

Dr.Deepak
04-22-2013, 04:12 AM
yup, you are welcome.. do update after visiting the dermatologist, and don't hesitate to ask us anything related to it.

wises4057
05-21-2013, 11:31 PM
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sorry it took me so long for an update, I have not had a chance to go in for another appointment/follow up yet, but I did get copies of the original 2 biopsy's that they did. I dont know if this will help with anything, but if it does, I appreciate any insight!

Thanks
Seth

wises4057
07-09-2013, 01:47 AM
Just bumping the thread to see if anyone has any ideas or suggestions on what it may be? or if there is any other information u may want me to try to get?

Thanks

wises4057
09-29-2013, 11:00 PM
anyone else have any ideas?

grandmaBrenda
09-30-2013, 02:22 PM
have you had blood work done for thyroid, or have you been to an internist to see if everything is working properly in your body? sometimes you need a couple of tests from a doctor other than derms. then all the notes are put together and they can come up with a diagnosis. i couldn't read the test results, i doubt if i would understand them anyway, but it doesn't hurt to go for a complete physical and blood work.

wises4057
09-30-2013, 08:13 PM
no, they did a biopsy but never drew any blood for a blood test...which i thought was weird...i thought theyd run a blood test too. To my knowledge they didnt do any thyroid test or anything. Could a thyroid problem cause those dots and redness on the chest?

catherine
10-03-2013, 05:59 AM
Have you tried any medications, one of my friend had such lesion and doctor said it was cholesterol deposit. Get checked for cholesterol.

wises4057
02-02-2014, 12:26 AM
Have you tried any medications, one of my friend had such lesion and doctor said it was cholesterol deposit. Get checked for cholesterol.

no, I havent had my cholesterol checked. I did have a thyroid test done just at the start of the week...all the results came back normal. it seems like its spreading SLOWLY....like it takes a year or 2 to notice a difference...btu its definitely spreading some.