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patches of bumps on my forearms, and both sides of Abdomen.

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I have, over the last 10 months or so developed patches of bumps on my forearms, and both sides of Abdomen. From what we have been able to look up online my wife and I first believed they were Molluscum Contagiosum but they do not appear to have dimples in them. They are about the size of a pinhead. On my left arm the lower patch has about 50 bumps and the other about 20. On my right arm the lower patch has about 100 bumps, and there are 2 smaller patches of maybe 10 or so bumps. In the last two months two large patches have appeared on the both sides of my abdomen. I am able to provide pictures if that would help.
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replied September 29th, 2014
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the bumps that you are having which can be due to molluscum contagiosum. It is a contagious viral illness. In adults, molluscum infections are often sexually transmitted and can transmit from one site to other skin sites by aoutoinocultaion. Treatment includes physical destruction or manual extrusion of the lesions, cryotherapy, and curettage. However it is contagious disease and your wife would have contracted from you by this time. To confirm the diagnosis, you need to get an examination and maybe a biopsy of the skin done from a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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