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    What causes hypopigmented skin lesions on the inner thigh?

Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello,

41 yoa, athlete and endocervical ca survivor (5+ years) with recently clean PET/CT imaging. Sudden onset last week of June; an area the size of my hand located on the L inner thigh distal to the inguinal ligament but over the approximate location where adductor longus and sartorius cross. No pain, tenderness, redness, or heat; feels like subQ fluid. Less swollen with rest/ice; more swollen with activity. No history of trauma to area or underlying structure. Where do I send photos??? I have photos.


Thank you in advance!!
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possibilities for a hypopigmented patch. I suggest skin biopsy

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr. kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have viewed the images.
I can see an edematous, hypopigmented patch with irregular margins.
I would keep possibilities of Lichen Simplex et atrophicus (LSeA) or Morphea.
I suggest a skin biopsy for a confirmatory diagnosis.

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