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Brown spots on hand, not itching. Due to stress?

hi my name is leilani, and abt two days ago i woke up with slight brown spots on my left hand and they kinda go up my arm a little but mainly on my handsby my thumb . they almost look like freckles. this has happend to me once now that i remember but it was about 2 yrs ago. its not itchy or anything there just lil brown spots. iam 23 years old i have a 3 yr old and a 3 month old baby, i excercise modernly and eat healthy. i dont stay out or go out in the sun much, so i know it cant be that. now that i remember 2 yrs ago around this time was when i noticed the spots but then they went away after a week and after 3 yrs they have appeared again. my mother thinks its stress since ive been going thru a tough seperation. 2 yrs ago was the same situation.
Wed, 3 Oct 2012
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Hi there Leilani.
Stress is often implicated in various skin ailments but in your case, going by your description of the lesions, i doubt very much. It will be great to have a visual as most dermatology practice is very 'visual oriented'. Please do use the upload data icon & upload a clear photograph of the lesion on this site or if you want discretion you can use our premium 'ask-a-doctor' & can ask for me by name & upload your photograph there should you desire privacy & discretion. Off the cuff, i do think it could be seborrheic keratoses or more likely viral warts that albeit viral are more likely to spring up suddenly & in a florid manner when stress depresses the immunity. I empathise with you on the separation especially when little kids are concerned...especially with a 3 mth baby. I do hope you have a good social support system. Your name suggests an arabic lineage & in extended familia , support is paramount. Do make an appointment on the ground to see a dermatologist nearest you for definitive diagnosis & wish you good health & happiness!
Warm Regds...Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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