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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: hypopigmentation

 clairebear9898 - Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:44 pm

I'm an 18 y/o female. A few months ago (as soon as I moved into my college dorm) I noticed this small white patch under my left eye. It doesn't hurt, and I"m pretty fair skinned so it's not really noticable unless you get right in my face. I read something about Vitiligo, but from what I read, it seemed to be a little more extreme than what this is. It is only a small spot under my eye and the rest of my skin is normal. No one in my family, nor myself, has any thyroid problems or a skin problem like this. I have been to an eye doctor and my regular medical physician and neither of them know what it is. Do I need to see a Dermatologist, or is this something that I can just not worry about
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:19 am

User avatar Hi clairebear9898,
I would suggest that you have an evaluation by a Dermatologist to identify if in fact your symptoms are related to vitiligo or identify the causative factor.
Best wishes.
Theresa Jones, RN


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