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To worry about this skin on DH neck?

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ByeGermsByeWorries Sat 27-Jun-20 23:58:44

He is completely unconcerned about it and I am probably being silly but I want to insist he sees the GP because this patch of discoloured skin was about quarter of a centimetre in size for as long as I've known him.

Over the last 2 months it seems to be getting bigger and it's now closer to 3cm. It looks very strange to me but he rolls his eyes whenever I mention it, but it's bothering me. Apparently isn't painful and doesn't itch.

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Apileofballyhoo Sun 28-Jun-20 00:01:07


TeaAndBrie Sun 28-Jun-20 00:29:39

Definitely get it checked out. If he goes and is told it's nothing to worry about then you may have to endure a few 'I told you so's!' But it's better than ignoring it

Frazzled2207 Sun 28-Jun-20 00:31:20

Def gp

GlamGiraffe Sun 28-Jun-20 00:33:18

Get it checked.

Is it flat or different to the skin either side (higher or depressed)?

SamsMumsCateracts Sun 28-Jun-20 00:36:11

Definitely get that checked out. I don't want to worry you, but I know someone who had a similar patch that got bigger, she had to have it removed.

goingoverground Sun 28-Jun-20 02:36:34

Has he shaved hair off that area recently, @ByeGermsByeWorries? It looks like there is stubble there and the skin colour is the same as his scalp. It could just be that it was under his hairline.

It could be the photo but it does look a bit like there might be some irregular patches of hypopigmentation (lighter patches of skin) on his neck in the left bottom third of the picture. It could be vitiligo, a harmless loss of pigmentation.

ByeGermsByeWorries Sun 28-Jun-20 08:37:54

It's not flat it's ever so slightly higher than the rest of the skin and has little wrinkles in it. It's not got stubble in it in that area no it's coloured dark like that. I'm very worried about it because I think it looks ominous, but he won't go and keeps saying "it's probably just eczema"

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ByeGermsByeWorries Sun 28-Jun-20 08:49:54

That photo is two weeks ago and this is it this morning and to me it looks larger and a different shape

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Frazzled2207 Sun 28-Jun-20 09:20:12

If it helps the doc probably won’t see him without a photo/video call first. I am almost certain they will want to see him but he likely won’t have to physically go until a doc says he should.

GlamGiraffe Sun 28-Jun-20 11:24:18

It could be a type of birth mark or mole but especially if its textured but its definitely one for the gp as its raised.

MitziK Sun 28-Jun-20 11:34:16

Does he or anybody in his family have Psoriasis?

stormsurfer Sun 28-Jun-20 11:37:03

Does it glow in UV light? If so, it could be vitiligo. Which is an auto immune disorder where your body destroys its melanin.

TheresABearInThere Sun 28-Jun-20 11:47:30


Northernsoullover Sun 28-Jun-20 11:49:15

my thoughts are vitiligo but I am not a medic. Please see the GP

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Sun 28-Jun-20 11:53:50

If it feels scaly if might be psoriasis but I'm not a doctor!

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