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I do not know what it is called but the tags look as if they are large moles..and in the case I speak of cover basically every square inch of the body and size differs with each mostly pea size and bigger...

Is this a skin condition as well as disease or not a disease at all ?

Is it painful and uncomfortable.. to the person who has it, besides having people stare at them and be rude and all?

Is it hereditary or not?

 I assume its not cotagous at all, but curiosity has me wondering what causes it and are some people more suseptible then others to it?

Could someone explain about this condition?


 

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I don't even know if I am on the right track here.
 

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I do not know what it is called but the tags look as if they are large moles..and in the case I speak of cover basically every square inch of the body and size differs with each mostly pea size and bigger...

Is it hereditary or not?


Your description could be of neurofibromatosis, which is hereditary.  
« Last Edit: 06/05/2009 07:20:08 by RD »
 

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No ...most are way bigger and cover evry part of the skin...face hands feet legs breasts lips eyes nose cheeks ears, buttocks genital area Every where!!...much biglgger ad thicker I would say Heavy!
 

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Ah yes, good old Mr RD. Always comes to my rescue. :)
 

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Quote from: RD plink=topic=22845.msg251024#msg251024 date=1241590704
Quote from: Karen W. link=topic=22845.msg251019#msg251019 xdate=1241589359
I do not know what it is called but the tags look as if they are large moles..and in the case I speak of cover basically every square inch of the body and size differs with each mostly pea size and bigger...

Is it hereditary or not?


Your description could be of neurofibromatosis, which is hereditary.  

Rd.. that picture of yours looks like a super mild version.  What I am seeing cover mostly entire surface of the body or back a
nd not near that little they are very large tags or moles etc.. much much more severe.....then wikis picture... This is the second pefrson here that I have met with this!
 

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Are you sure it's not something like smallpox?

*cringe* eek!
 

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Quote from: Karen W.
No ...most are way bigger and cover evry part of the skin...face hands feet legs breasts lips eyes nose cheeks ears, buttocks genital area Every where!!...much biglgger ad thicker I would say Heavy!

Rd.. that picture of yours looks like a super mild version. 
What I am seeing cover mostly entire surface of the body or back


Here is a severe example of NF ...



source

« Last Edit: 06/05/2009 08:09:08 by RD »
 

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Small Pox...lol..lol.. no not small pox I have never seen leopardsy but if I were to imagine what it looked like I might think that... This person is a very sweet old person probably 80ish in age...and seems comfortable with her condition so I would hazard to say perhaps she has had it her whole life like the kid I went to school with.. but I cannot remember what is it or anything really...

RD you have it...Thats it!! Youve got it!!! This little old person .I have made friens with has that and in that severity.... What the heck is it?
 

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NEUROFIBRONEUROSIS??
 

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NEUROFIBRONEUROSIS??

Nearly, it's Neuro-fibro-matosis (NF for short)
They are tumours which develop from nerve tissue, (not contagious, hereditary).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurofibromatosis


This person is a very sweet old person probably 80ish in age...and seems comfortable with her condition so I would hazard to say perhaps she has had it her whole life like the kid I went to school with

The tumours become larger and more numerous with age, hence the severest examples are in older sufferers. 


"Neurofibromatosis" pronounced in this video ... http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/video/my-shocking-story-treemans-clan/
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Wow RD!!! Thank you for all the information about  this disorder....so many probable complications with this disorder....My goodness what they must suffer.... medically as well as physically and mentally!...I am so proud of this person...getting out and taking water aerobics with me at the health club pool. Wonderful....soul. Every day I am amazed and astonished by the strength and courage I see people showing..What a blessing to be a part of such an incredible world of people...whose stamina ond courage  serve to help others endure and strive to enjoy life no matter their circumstances....Amazing..just amazing...Thanks RD and C4M!!!
 

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