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#1 Indy

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:34 PM

I had an extremely tiny bump (more like the size of a tiny tiny pimple) pop up on my hand a couple days ago...right below the knuckle. I have a couple other tiny tiny tiny bumps on my thumb joint. they don't hurt at all and really are so small that no one would even notice them. Just wanted to know if this is how calcinosis starts? Also, one other question...the veins in my hands, feet & on my shin pop out quite extensively, is this part of scleroderma too, and is it just a cosmetic thing or anything or something more. Thanks for any info.

#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:26 PM

Hi Indy,

My first telangiectasia started out looking like that. Calcinosis, I believe, is a white lump (of calcium), so unless you've bumped it or whatever, I don't think it's that. Mind you, I've never had calcinosis (and am not volunteering now).

Now for the veins - um, honey, how old are you? The reason I ask it that as we mature (not saying 'get older'!), veins do tend to become more noticeable. This can start when we are quite young and the appearance is more noticeable if you are thinner. And just off the cuff, since you are a runner, maybe you have a better than average vascular development. Have you mentioned it to your doctor? I always have a few seemingly non-consequential questions for mine, just to keep him on his toes.
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#3 Indy

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:22 AM

I'm 44. Yea, I need to stop looking at pictures on the internet of these things. Kind of like watching a scary movie and then being afraid there are monsters under your bed all night. I feel fine, and that is all that matters. I see the rheumatologist once or twice a year, so I will have to make a list or I'll forget.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:01 AM

Hi Indy,

As you're obviously pretty fit, I think that it can tend to make your veins stand out more noticably, as Jeannie has suggested.

Thankfully I've not suffered with either Calcinosis or Telangiectasia but can understand the desire to scour the internet for lurid pictures of the conditions of this weird and wonderful disease! ;)

In my innocence having googled "Pulmonary Fibrosis" in the beginning and frightened the wits out of myself, I now realise the folly of accepting as the whole truth some of the information out there! :rolleyes:

Far better to glean info from a reliable source such as Sclero.org!! ;) :yes:

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#5 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:33 AM

Oh Indy, scary movies! When I saw Jaws, I'd wake up with a jerk if my arm fell off the side of the bed while I was sleeping. I was absolutely convinced the shark was going to swim out from under the bed and get me! :lol:
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:41 AM

Hi Indy

I get the little red 'pimples' on my arms on occasion, and get tiny little bumps on my fingers as well. In my case they are both reactions to different soaps, as my skin is sensitive and has been for a really long time, so in my case I do not think they are anything related to my Sclero! I make sure I really rinse my hands well after using soaps and always by the soap for sensitive skin. The veins I have no idea, I can't see mine due to all the layers of fat in the way hehe!

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:47 PM

Hi Indy, I don't have any ideas re the red bumps. Regarding the veins - my experience has been that the scleroderma has made my veins less visible-, in fact they are often so invisible that it is really difficult to have a cannula inserted or blood drawn. Looking on the bright side, at least you shouldn't have that problem :VeryHappy:

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