A 29-year-old female asked:
Can stress plus broken nerves/nf lead to fatty lumps that can sprout anywhere on the body.I know that nerve damage and nf can but can stress be factor?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Scott McLean answered
34 years experience in Clinical Genetics
Probably not much: Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a condition where you can develop many skin bumps - neurofibromas - over time. Stress is less a factor than hormones - puberty and, for women, childbearing are when more neurofibromas pop up. Time is another major factor - you just get more as you get older. The nerves are not broken. Here's a good discussion site: http://www.Inspire.Com/groups/neurofibromatosis-network.
Answered on Dec 13, 2014
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