Read below about loss of color in parts of your skin, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your loss of color in parts of your skin from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

This symptom can also be referred to as:
Depigmentation

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3 Potential Loss of Color in Parts of Your Skin Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a condition where white patches develop on the skin, which is due to a loss of color (pigment) from affected areas. There are usually no other symptoms apart from the strange appearance.

    Vitiligo is a chronic but not life-threatening condition.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    loss of skin color around the lips, skin changes resembling vitiligo, loss of skin color on the arm or hand, loss of skin color on the neck
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that most often affects the lungs and skin, but can als affect the joints.

    This condition has a broad range of severity. It often goes away on its own over time but some cases can cause permanent damage.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, joint pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Bloom Syndrome

    Bloom syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by short stature, sun-sensitive skin changes, an increased risk of cancer, and other health problems. People with Bloom syndrome have low birth weight and length. They remain much shorter and thinner than others in their family, growing to an adult height of less than 5 feet.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    diarrhea, shrunken testicles, slower than normal growth, high pitch voice
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Loss of Color in Parts of Your Skin

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Have you lost your appetite recently?

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Loss of Color in Parts of Your Skin Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced loss of color in parts of your skin have also experienced:

    • 5% Fatigue
    • 4% Dry Skin
    • 3% Vaginal Itch or Burning
  • People who have experienced loss of color in parts of your skin had symptoms persist for:

    • 55% Over a Month
    • 16% Less Than a Day
    • 15% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced loss of color in parts of your skin were most often matched with:

    • 18% Vitiligo
    • 13% Sarcoidosis
    • 10% Bloom Syndrome
  • 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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