Hi There, I haven't been on these boards for several years. I struggled with morphea that was spreading somewhat aggressively from April 2007 to February 2008. After various ointments, light therapy, steroid injections and finally methotrexate, it burned out and aside from my scars, wasn't really something that I would think about daily anymore.
The morphea started on my chest as a bump under the skin, which grew to the size of a plum. The area looked faintly bruised as well. Although it remained on the left side of my body, it eventually spread to my upper arm, wrist, palm and ring finger. The spots on my hand and chest are still quite noticeable and hard.
Earlier this weekend, I noticed a bump (about the size of a large coin) under the skin on my right forearm, close to my elbow. Although I am quite pale, my forearms are very freckly, and I don't see any discolouration at the surface. The bump feels exactly as I remember the bump on my chest feeling when the morphea started years ago.
I will likely get this checked out in a month or so if it persists, as I am traveling for work. I no longer see my dermatologist as I have moved to a different part of the country.
I've been doing some research again. is it possible for morphea to return, and could this be morphea even without the bruising or pigment changes at the surface? Any thoughts and experiences that you might have would be most helpful. Thanks!