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Shiny Patch on Chest

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#1 amberjolie


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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

I've noticed for a little while that my cuticles seem to be hardening up and the skin just under them seems shiny and smooth. When I showed the rhemy, he didn't really have much to say about them (I currently have a diagnosis of Primary Sjogren's), except he did get me to get bloodwork done again. He was on vacation, though, so all I could glean from the general practitioner is that my ANA was nucleolar as usual, but nothing else seemed to come up.

Anyways, I've been noticing lately that the centre of my chest near the top seems to have a shininess to it. It doesn't seem to be feeling hard or thick, just the shininess. Never noticed it before, so my question is - does anyone know if that's just normal, and I've never noticed it before, or can that be how skin tightening starts to look on the chest?

I asked a similar question regarding my face which seems to feel on the tight side (no shininess or thickness, though), but I don't think it's changed much; could just be dryness.

Thanks in advance.

#2 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:15 AM

Hello Amberjoile

I have had patches of shiny skin in the past on my face and chest that I assume were scleroderma related. The skin wasn't hard or tight just shiny and just faded away over time.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:04 AM

Hi Amberjolie,

I haven't experienced much skin involvement, so can't really advise you, but I've included a link to Skin Involvement which I hope will be of interest to you.

I expect that some of our other members may be able to give you some more first hand information. :)

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:02 AM


It's a mystery sometimes isn't it? I've had shiny fingers, and very shiny and a bit hard shins. By the time I got to the rheumatologist (had to wait a few weeks) it was gone....He didn't really have much to say about it either. :emoticon-dont-know:
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