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Loss of Color in Parts of Your Skin Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your loss of color in parts of your skin symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

4 Possible Loss Of Color In Parts Of Your Skin Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced loss of color in parts of your skin. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Adrenal insufficiency

The adrenal gland's outer layer produces hormones such as cortisol and aldosterone, which control many important functions of the body such as blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, and urine production. In adrenal insufficiency, not enough of these hormones are produced, leading to symptoms such as fatigue and weakness, appetite and weight loss, nausea, and vomiting.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: depressed mood, anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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.

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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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis means the growth of tiny granulomas, which are collections of inflammatory cells. They are most common in the lungs, skin, and eyes.

The condition is thought to be an autoimmune response, meaning that the body turns against itself for unknown reasons.

Sarcoidosis can affect anyone. It is most common in women of African descent from age 20 to 40.

Symptoms include fatigue, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and unexplained weight loss. There is often dry cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest pain. The skin may show unusual sores or bumps. Eyes may be reddened and painful, with blurred vision.

These symptoms should be seen by a medical provider, since sarcoidosis can cause organ damage if left untreated.

Diagnosis is made through careful physical examination, blood tests, lung function tests, eye examination, and sometimes biopsy and chest x-ray.

Treatment involves corticosteroid medication; drugs to suppress the immune system; and sometimes surgery. There is no cure for sarcoidosis, but it can be managed. Some cases will clear up on their own.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, joint pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Bloom syndrome

Bloom Syndrome is a rare, inherited genetic disease passed through families in an autosomal recessive manner. This means that for the condition to develop, the affected person must have two copies of the abnormal gene one abnormal gene from each parent. The parents themselves will not be affected by Bloom Syndrome but will each be carriers of one faulty gene.

Males and females are affected equally, and Bloom Syndrome has been reported in a variety of ethnic groups although exact incidence is not known. Bloom syndrome is most common in the Central and Eastern European Jewish population.

People with Bloom Syndrome tend to be very short and thin with distinctive facial features. They are prone to infections and cancer..

Bloom Syndrome is a chronic condition that does not have a cure. Most patients with Bloom syndrome survive to adulthood, but the mean age of death is 26 years old (ranging from 1 to 49). Treatments are protective and supportive.

Rarity: Ultra 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

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Have you lost your appetite recently?
  • Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Do you have a cough?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

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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:

  • 7% Dry Skin
  • 4% Fatigue
  • 4% Vaginal Itch Or Burning

People who have experienced loss of color in parts of your skin were most often matched with:

  • 44% Adrenal Insufficiency
  • 44% Sarcoidosis
  • 11% Vitiligo

People who have experienced loss of color in parts of your skin had symptoms persist for:

  • 55% Over a month
  • 15% Less than a day
  • 14% 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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