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What are the reasons for pigmentation changes on the joints of my hand?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Hard to tell without

In-person examination.
Pigmentation changes can be a result of inflammation coupled with ultraviolet exposure, but this is such a broad question that specific answers will require a physician examination. Start with your dermatologist or general physician.

In brief: Hard to tell without

In-person examination.
Pigmentation changes can be a result of inflammation coupled with ultraviolet exposure, but this is such a broad question that specific answers will require a physician examination. Start with your dermatologist or general physician.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Often hormonal

Pigmentation occurs from the substance melanin, which with light activation also makes people tan.
Knuckle hyper pigmentation can occur with physiological aging; inflammation from burns, acne; hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause. When generalized it can be of concern to the patient but is not a functional problem that leads to any concern.

In brief: Often hormonal

Pigmentation occurs from the substance melanin, which with light activation also makes people tan.
Knuckle hyper pigmentation can occur with physiological aging; inflammation from burns, acne; hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause. When generalized it can be of concern to the patient but is not a functional problem that leads to any concern.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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