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July 13th, 2009
brown spots
I also get these brown spots on both my hands, mostly in outer parts of my palms. I also get them on the tip of my fingers under my fingernail. I just recently(like 2 days ago) noticed that now i have them on the outer region of my feet. I never noticed them there before. I do not get a lot of sun exposure on my feet. Not sure what this is, but if it keeps speading, i will go see doctor. I wish there was a doctor online to consult.
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replied July 14th, 2009
My "sun spot-like brown spots" appeared overnight between thumb and index finger on both hands. Doctor's diagnosis - lime & sun combo caused this weird pigmentation. (maybe i did put a lime into a corona bottle...can't remember)

The first week the spots were getting darker and darker. But after 1 month they are almost gone.

Scrubbing in the shower actually helped them fade. But give it some time!

Good luck!
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replied July 15th, 2009
black specks on fingertips
Ack, I was just reading and happened to look at my left hand on my index, middle, and ring finger and I have a very abnormal cluster of brown specks just under the skin. They appeared out of no where, seeing how my hands looked absolutely normal before I slept last night. I tried scrubbing the hell out of my fingertips, but nothing. I do live in Arizona, so the sun might be a factor, but I rarely go out into the 110+ degree weather. It's starting to worry me a bit, so much I've decided to change my diet, haha and I just noticed them about an hour ago...hopefully someone fills us in with some USEFUL information about this.
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replied July 20th, 2009
Young! 27 yrs with dark spots on my hands that appears overnight
I have the same thing, it first appeared red and felt tingely and turned brown over night...I have all over my hands..around the nuckles and in between my thumb in index finger. Its been getting darker and darker..and looks like "DIRT", Dark brown ink, with a slight bit of red...SUCKS!!! I have had it for 2 weeks so far and hopefully it goes away like people say..I was also cutting a bunch of limons and was out in the pool...so hopefully its that!

Here is a pic of my hand the 1st day...spots are darker now and on my other hand as well:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e391/vba cey/photo.jpg
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replied July 20th, 2009
hmmmm......so strange. i woke up with all these brownish speckles in between my thumb and index finger!! they dont seem to be fading and they arent raised and dont itch or cause any sensation. i am healthy and i keep hydrated. i have been out in the sun but not too much and its not anywhere else. i do drink sometimes but there wasnt a correlation really, since i have had alcohol many times with no such result the next morning overnight! there are a couple spots on my right hand too but not nearly as many as the left, and they are all clustered between my index and thumb! hmmmmm.........
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replied July 20th, 2009
brown boozing spots
Its from the heavy drinking... Hadn't touched a drop for ten or twelve days, then did some heavy boozing. woke up with a hangover and some brown spots on my left thumb. I personally think it's your livers way of telling you to slow down a little... I have been in the sun alot, but I surf everyday and they only appeared after 'one too many' Wink
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replied July 23rd, 2009
Dark Spots on Hands
Hi to all. This is extremely weird! We all seem to be having the same symptoms (except for that person who blades off their skin lesions... PLEASE see a doctor right away!!! thats something to be concerned about!).
But im only 18 years old, and Ive nver drank or smoked before! I just went to bed one nigt with a normal hand, and woke up the next morning with dark brown spots on my index finger and the area below it next to my thumb. Mine arent shaped like freckles or round dots. Its just a spread out area of brown skin splotches. I hadn't been in the sun at all, and I hant touched any chemicals in over 3 months (at first I thought it might be a very delayed reaction to chemicals I use in organic chemistry laboratory). The skin doesnt itch or burn or hurt, and its not elevates, but the brown spots make my hands look dirty and rusty. Ive had it for a month so far, and it hasnt faded at all (some spots may have gotten darker actually). I am naturally very tan, but I dont have the skin type that is freckled or anything, so its odd to suddenly have these marks appear. It cant be age or liver spots, or due to stress, because Im actually feeling relaxed. Should I see a skin doctor? I hope it will fade! Oh, but i just remembered something by reading the post by the person above.... I ALSO wore latex gloves recently volunteering at a dentists office. culd this be some kind of reaction to the latex???
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replied July 23rd, 2009
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I would show it to your doctor when you see him...I doubt it is anything serious, but for peace of mind, it is nice to have this done....Good luck...

Caroline
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replied July 27th, 2009
Brown spots
I also have these small brown spots on my hands, and they definatly can't be age spots because I am only 14. They appered on my hands overnight last night, and their are also some spots on my right thigh and elbow. Their are more of the little brown spots on my right hand than my left. And I had also talked to my mom this morning and she said that they were just little scratches on my hand but they look nothing like scratches. And they don't itch or anything. I tried to wash them of but they wouldn't come off. But last night i accidentally touched a slug, so does anyone think that it may be because of the slug or something like that??
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replied August 17th, 2009
brown spots overnight after long sun exposure
It is good to know that other people are experiencing this also. I have these spots too, and I hope that they fade like some of yours did. I am going to use cosmelan 2 to fade them faster...and hopefully visit a doctor soon.
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replied September 2nd, 2009
raised brown spots on ankles
Diabetic Dermopathy


Diabetes can cause changes in the small blood vessels. These changes can cause skin problems called diabetic dermopathy.

Dermopathy often looks like light brown, scaly patches. These patches may be oval or circular. Some people mistake them for age spots. This disorder most often occurs on the front of both legs. But the legs may not be affected to the same degree. The patches do not hurt, open up, or itch.

Dermopathy is harmless. You do not need to be treated.
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replied September 17th, 2009
Brown spots on hand overnight
Just got off work and noticed Brown spots on the bottom of my thumb and bottom of my middle fingers. Did not have them yesterday... Only on my right hand, 23 years old, and havent had any sun in the last 2 weeks. Will keep an eye on them for a few days and see what happens. I have a feeling that going to the docter will lead to no answers. Sad

Cant think of anything differnt in my diet or surroundings.
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replied September 23rd, 2009
I had brown spots come up on my hand overnight also. Right hand, 6 brown spots that look like liver spots but, according to my doctor who is puzzled, came up too quickly for liver spots. Yesterday, 3 small ones came up on fingers of my left hand. They do not hurt or itch. 2 on my right hand, all others on and between my fingers, no where else.

Anyone find out anything about this?
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replied October 4th, 2009
Brown spots on hand
I am a 22-year-old white male. I just woke up this morning with about 8 rusty-colored spots on the back of my right wrist. There is also one small spot in between my index and thumb, which sounds like the most common location according to many of these posts.
So many of the experiences posted sound similar to mine; I'll share mine, and hopefully it will help figure out what's going on.
I have been spending a lot of time in a fitness center the past month. That increases the chance of getting a fungal skin condition, but the spots do not look like a fungus. They look like age spots, and they definitely formed overnight. Since I have been lifting a lot, I have dramatically changed my diet to a heavy dose of proteins. More specifically, I have been eating a lot of eggs, cottage cheese, and tuna. One previous poster mentioned proteins and tuna as possible contributors.
Although I am pale, I do not believe the spots were caused by the sun, as I have not spent significant time out side since the summer. I have not handled mangos, lemons, limes, or any other citrus fruit lately, but it might be worth mentioning that my house has seemed bombarded with fruit flies for a couple weeks. They are mostly after bananas though.
As a college student, this past week has been filled with stress and irregular sleeping patterns (one all-nighter writing a paper). These issues were mentioned by a couple previous posters.
Many previous posters mentioned alcohol, and some mentioned cigarettes too. This sounds like the most probable cause for me, because between the past two nights, I have consumed between 20-25 drinks (mostly beer). I also had a handful of cigarettes too. Over the last two evenings I took many NSAIDs (Ibuprophen) to help with headaches and hangovers. The warnings on the bottle to not advise combining NSAIDs with more than 3 drinks. If the discolored spots are caused by internal capillary rupture, then the NSAIDs (especially combined with alcohol) could likely be the cause.
The bottom line is that I have been very rough on my body this past month, week, and especially the past couple evenings. I'm not sure if it's the alcohol, proteins, sleep habits, NSAIDs, or some "perfect storm" of all of them combined. I'm going to tone down on the partying for a little while and add more fruits and vegetables to my diet, and hopefully, that will help. Please post information if any of you find out a single cause for this.
p.s. I also have a strange condition with my ears. I have heard people call it "red ear syndrome" in online threads like these. It is very mysterious but is related (for me, at least) to many factors such as stress, hour of the day, alcohol consumption, touching the ears, and others. I just thought I'd mention this because many of the causes sound like the causes of the hand-spots. let me know if any of you also have "red ear syndrome" too.
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replied October 27th, 2009
Like most of yours, my spots appeared overnight. At first, it was a cluster of what looked like blisters on my left hand, and they hurt a bit. Then that went away and what I was left with were blotches between my index and thumb. A day or two later, another cluster of small blister-like spots appeard on my wrist. Those did not hurt. Then! Another few days later, small freckle-like spots appeared on my right hand and wrist. And then the spots on my left hand spread to my wrist and around to the palm side of my wrist. You can barely see the ones on my right hand, but the big splotch left my the now-gone blisters is an eye sore. It looks left a patch of pink skin.

My theory: I was leaving for vacation and knew I was going to get my period. I haven't been on vacation in YEARS, so I was very upset and looking for ways to either induce or postpone my period. After much research, I (stupidly?) decided to try to induce my period by taking the Plan B pill. Someone above mentioned that contraceptives can make you more sensitive to the sun. Well, on that note, to add insult to injury, I went tanning in a tanning bed. The next day, BAM! There they were: the cluster of blister-spots.

I am probably going to a dermatologist this week, so I will post my doctor's response here when I return.
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replied October 28th, 2009
Hi. I posted before nearly 2 years ago - I was the guy who said I could slice them off with an exacto blade. Well, 2 years and I still haven't smoked anything since then, so I am pretty sure it isn't nicotine spots. They seem way too small to be liver spots. The are the size of a pen point as someone else noted, or smaller yet. Brownish in color. Slightly raised but not significantly. They are not all very deep. They appear in clusters generally but some here and there. My right hand middle finger has the most at the moment. There is a cluster of about 20 of them, and then 5 or 7 others sort of random. My left hand middle finger has some too - strange symmetry as they are almost in the same place just the opposite hand. The 4th finger has a few, and 3 or 5 randomly appearing on the palm.

I have thought of a million things. I wondered if my computer mouse was dirty causing some kind of infection?

These spots do not appear anywhere else on my body at all. Funny but I am developing an OCD about peeling them off with a blade. Of course that leaves a little hole where the skin was removed. Probably not a good idea but I tried cortizone cream, peroxide, zinc and many other things to see what would get rid of them... But I think they are totally random.
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replied December 10th, 2009
29 y/o male. I'm completely healthy. 5'10 170 and work out. Don't drink or smoke. Not too much time outdoors and my spots appeared on my right hand overnight too. They look like a bunch of freakles or a stain. No itching, no raised bumps and is located between thumb and index finger.

No clue what the cause is but thought it was age spots. That's my guess. I guess I'll go to the dermatologist see what they say.
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replied December 22nd, 2009
Brown spots
Hi I am a 30 y/o male also have small brown spots on my finger tips, between my middle and index finger on the palm of my left hand and wrist. I went to the doctor and was perscribed a topical cream that has not worked. The doctor also did a test for lymes which was negative I am still not sure what they are or how I got them. Recently I have developed dry skin on my fingers and kuncles I am kinda getting freaked out with this and going back to the doctor.
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replied December 23rd, 2009
Brown Spots
Okay so i've read all of these and i have the same symptoms a s most of the people. I woke up with brown stained spots between my the thumb and index finger. It sounds like they last for about a month and some people said they occur again. I wish someone could figure out what it was. I do work at a tanning salon and go tanning but some people with they same symptoms haven't even been exposed to the sun so i have no idea.
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replied January 22nd, 2010
I have them too,

let's instead of just saying "i have them this is horrible what do i do?!?!??!!" tell eachother our lifestyles and find out what things we have in common.

on another forum i visited, i noticed that many people ate exotic spices or peppers the day before the appearance of the spots. any of you ate peppers or anything? I did the day before mine.

Another thing i noticed is that many people who have this condition, visit the gym and have a high protein diet or have had a lot of protein the previous day. Maybe a small protein overdose is the cause. it's said that your body can only utilise 40grams at a time, while yesterday, i had one meal that contained well over 60grams and a glass of milk on the side.

What it can't be is alchohol. too many people drink heavily without getting these spots. I myself (and many others with this condition) haven't had a drop of alchohol for many months, so this is out of the question


so to conclude, anyone else at spicy food, been to the gym, changed their gym schedule or had a high protein meal the day before this happened?
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replied May 25th, 2013
Yes, spicy food, gym, lots of protein and alcohol actually. I wasn't sure what caused it, I was worried that it was drinking.
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