Hi, my name is Kim. I just turned sixteen in September. My morphea started off as a little bump on my stomach. I thought it was very weird so I went to a doctor. He diagnosed it for ten months as a cyst. Then I finally requested to have the cyst removed. So I went to a surgeon and he said that is not a cyst, it is a disease. The surgeon referred me to a dermatologist and that is when I was diagnosed with morphea.
This has been going on for eleven months. Now I am seeing a rheumatologist and I hope that this will stop growing. A big part of it is on my stomach, but now it also extends down to my right leg.
If you have experienced morphea, please any comments would help. I do not know what all should be done.
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