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I have some strange pigmentation changes particularly to my lower legs. If I catch the sun I seem to go a very patchy brown or should I say lack of colour. It looks has if I have got white freckles - these patches never go brown. Even when I try to use quick tan it still does not cover these whit patches.

 

Can any one tell me if they have this and is it part of SSc?

 

 

 

Jensue

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Jensue I have them too, I really dont know what it is called. I was going to ask my rheumatologist about them yesterday at the meeting we had but I forgot. Yes I think it sclero related. Sam


Sam

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Hi Jensue, I have similar pigment changes on both arms and legs. I don't think that these are due to the effects of sun as I never expose my legs - always wear trousers/skirt with boots as my lower legs are too puffy to be seen in public! I think it is probably SSc related, however friends who are of 'a certain age' also have found that their skin pigmentation has changed, so that they no longer get a uniform tan but that is rather patchy with dark and white areas, so may also be related to natural ageing/menopause. As I think I mentioned in a previous post , when I get a bruise I reather strangely left with an area of permanent discolouration and think that is probably SSc related as well.

Lizzie

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I read something on the internet about scleroderma causing salt and pepper pigmentation. Despite avoiding the sun and using lots of sunblock, I have brown large freckles on my forearms. I doubt mine are from the sun.

 

peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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Hi Everyone,

 

My husband and I both have *white freckles* and we don't have sclero. I always thought it was part of aging.

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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My mom has a few spots kinda similar to mine, but on her face. She calls them age spots. I'm too young to have age spots. Maybe they're beauty marks.... and I just have lots of them?

 

peanut


You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate

my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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I have white freckles on my arm which I have had for years, my arms are exposed to the sun quite often.

I also thought it might be sclero related, but my mother in law has some too, so it can't be.

 

Take care

Celia

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