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A 44-year-old member asked:

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the skin to discolor?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Many things: Certain diseases that involve the skin can cause dyspigmentation, injuries, medicines, sometimes genetic predisposition. You should see a dermatologist to discuss your concerns.
Dr. Antonio Cruz
Dermatology 15 years experience
Multifactorial: There are long lists of what can cause hyper or hypopigmentation. It depends exactly what the presentation is.

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