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Top 5 Abdominal Skin Changes Causes

  1. 1.Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum Contagiosum is a common viral infection of the skin that usually affects young children, sexually active young adults, and patients with a weakened immune system.

    You can go to a primary care doctor, who might recommend cryotherapy (freezing it off) or ointments. That being said, molluscum contagiosum often goes away on its own.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, skin changes on arm, leg skin changes, head or neck skin changes, genital skin changes
    Symptoms that never occur with molluscum contagiosum:
    fever, headache
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  2. 2.Benign Skin Growth

    Seborrheic keratosis is a condition that causes wart-like growths on the skin. The growths are benign (not-cancerous) and look like stuck-on plaques.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign. However, if the lesion changes at all you should visit your physician.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constant skin changes, itchy rash, rash with well-defined border, abdominal skin changes, neck skin changes
    Symptoms that always occur with benign skin growth:
    constant skin changes
    Symptoms that never occur with benign skin growth:
    cherry red lower leg bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  3. 3.Side - Effect(s) of Radiation Therapy to the Abdomen

    Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer and more than half of cancer patients will undergo a form of this treatment. The radiation attacks cell DNA in order to prevent the cells from growing more and kills them.

    You should speak with your care team about these symptom(s).

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea or vomiting, abdominal skin changes, currently undergoing radiation therapy to the abdomen
    Symptoms that always occur with side-effect(s) of radiation therapy to the abdomen:
    currently undergoing radiation therapy to the abdomen
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Chickenpox (Varicella)

    Chickenpox is an infection is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and can now be vaccinated against. It spreads very easily from one person to another by direct contact with an active rash.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own using over-the-counter pain medications. Topical lotions containing calamine can be used on the rash or blisters and may be soothing.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    loss of appetite, fatigue, moderate fever, abdominal skin changes, itchy rash
    Symptoms that always occur with chickenpox (varicella):
    rash resembling chickenpox, red rash, itchy rash
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  5. 5.Hookworm Infection

    Hookworm infection (sometimes referred to as creeping eruption) is a parasitic infection of the skin. It is most often acquired in tropical climates.

    Hookworm infection can resolve within 2-8 weeks, however the itching and pain is often severe, and prescription medication is extremely effective at removing the parasite in about a week.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Abdominal Skin Changes

  • Q.Is your rash raised or rough when you run your hand over the area of skin?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you ever suffered from chickenpox?
  • Q.What color is the affected skin?

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Abdominal Skin Changes Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced abdominal skin changes have also experienced:

    • 12% Dizziness
    • 12% Pain Between the Genitals and the Anus
    • 12% Toothache
  • People who have experienced abdominal skin changes had symptoms persist for:

    • 35% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Week
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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