Things That Make You Go "hmmmm......"
Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:56 PM
On my left knee cap, 10 small, uniform, brown dots showed up. Each one about the size of a pencil eraser. All lined up in three perfect rows. Two rows of three with one row of four down the middle, offset.
Looks like this:
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Yes, I tried scrubbing it off thinking it was something I kneeled in or on but it doesn't come off and doesn't hurt....just makes me go "Hmmmm...."
It will probably disappear before my rheumatologist appt on the 30th you watch
Any thoughts? (besides "Hmmmm"?)
Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:08 AM
Seriously though, are they like bruises, could you have banged your knee without realising? It's certainly a strange one, maybe you could take a photograph of them to take along to your rheumatologist or even post them on this site so if anyone else experiences them they can compare. If your rheumatologist gives you a diagnosis on them then it will serve a purpose.
Hope you are otherwise keeping well.
Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:51 AM
But - actually I've had something similar happen to me. It was on my lower leg. It had gone away however by the time I went to the doctor 2 weeks later. It was almost like I had over sprayed myself with self tanner, but only in the arrangement of dots! And I hadn't used self tanner.
I would LOVE for you to get to the doctor for them to see it before it goes away and tell us what it is! (although, they probably won't know)
Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:05 AM
I suggest you take a picture! My Digital camera is my best friend when something shows up like this.
Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:38 AM
Well, I didn't want to say anything, but since you brought it up.....
Yea, I HAVE considered that I may be under alien experimentation.
Maybe THEY are the ones CAUSING these mysterious, incurable diseases?
I wish I had a decent camera, no digital.
Oh my goodness! I paused to moisturize my knee just now. My kids walked over and I showed them and asked if they saw the dots and they said yea.
I said, I've been trying to figure out what that is and my 9 year old said, "Probably alien abduction". I KID YOU NOT!
I said, "Why would you say that?" and he said because he saw a picture of a guy with dots like that on his stomach, only bigger, in a Ripley's Believe it or Not book at his school library.
Believe it or not.
I told him to bring me that book.
Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:09 AM
I'm not positive, and of course I'm not a doctor and I have no medical training at all, but I think this would qualify as the very first case of Hexagonal Round Dot Scleroderma of the Knee Caused by Alien Abduction. And I can't hardly wait to see the protocol for the clinical trial investigating this phenomenon.
More seriously, but not much, I've never heard of scleroderma appearing in the form of a perfect hexagon of dots on the knee, so we can probably rule out scleroderma as being the cause of it.
It could be some sort of weird and hopefully non-alien rash; you'd have to check with your doctor on that, of course. Or, just put yourself on display at the Ripley's museum? Hmmmm....
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 03:55 PM
Posted 30 January 2007 - 06:48 PM
My son showed me the photo in the Believe it or Not Book and this man had dots just like mine only bigger on his stomach and he said they were burns from an alien space craft taking off. I guess he was standing too close
You know we really should not make fun because there are people out there who have had very real and very scary, unexplained experiences to which they attribute to alien abduction and experimentation.
I am not judging. I am just trying to make light of my dots so I don't get scared!
Good night all,