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Doctor insights on: Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis

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What is idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

What is idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Pale spots: These "white age spots" spots appear in many adults for reasons that remain obscure. "guttate" refers to "raindrops", the pattern. Easier to see on dark-skinned people, they are harmless. They are to be distinguished from vitiligo. ...Read more

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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How do I know if I have idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis or tine versicolor?Spots are white and very tiny.It doesnt itch but little but flaky>not much

How do I know if I have idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis or tine versicolor?Spots are white and very tiny.It doesnt itch but little but flaky>not much

Have it evaluated: This site is not a substitute for local docs when the need arises. We are happy to point you toward the proper care, but will not diagnose or treat you. The issue you relate can be sorted out in a simple office visit. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any link between leukaemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Please tell me if there is any link between leukaemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

No: Igh is a benign skin condition probably related to chronic sun exposure. Since it produces light discoloration of the skin, it is also considered a benign type of leukoderma (leukos [greek] = white, derma = skin). With the exception of the lexical connection, there is no relationship with leukemia, a form of blood cancer. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any link between leukemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Help! need to know if there's any link between leukemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

No: Igh is a benign skin condition probably related to chronic sun exposure. Since it produces light discoloration of the skin, it is also considered a benign type of leukoderma (leukos [greek] = white, derma = skin). With the exception of the lexical connection, there is no relationship with leukemia, a form of blood cancer. ...Read more

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Does idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis appear to look the same as vitiligo spots?

Does idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis appear to look the same as vitiligo spots?

IGH: Igh often looks like little white "confetti" spots on forearms and lower legs. Yes it can look like very small and scattered dots of vitiligo. Your dermatologist will be able to tell. ...Read more

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How can I mentally deal with a diagnosis of idiopathic gastroparesis?

How can I mentally deal with a diagnosis of idiopathic gastroparesis?

Reduce stress: Stress reduction is very important. Followup with your physician regularly and discussed other treatments that may improve the gastroparesis. ...Read more

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How much and how often should I be eating with idiopathic gastroparesis

How much and how often should I be eating with idiopathic gastroparesis

Depends: Smaller, more frequent meals is the rule of thumb for ig. You will be able to tell what size meals you can tolerate comfortably with time. ...Read more

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I recently got diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis and i've been very anxious what can I do to help

I recently got diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis and i've been very anxious what can I do to help

See your PCP: See your pcp to have a referral to a gastroenterologist to investigate what could cause it. I see you're on Elavil (amitriptyline) which can cause it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I can get idiopathic thrombocytopenia pupura a second time?

Is it possible that I can get idiopathic thrombocytopenia pupura a second time?

Chronic disorder: Itp in adults is often a chronic disorder. There may be a period of remission which makes it appear that a person is getting the disease second time, when it in fact it was never cured. ...Read more