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I worried. I have a slightly yellowish tinted circle on the skin near my wrist. Its hardly wider than a quarter, but im always panicking about getting cancer or liver/kidney problems. Its not very big, and you probably couldnt see it from more that 2 feet away without consciously looking for it. Am i gonna lose my liver? I have anxiety problems so every possibility is crossing my mind

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replied April 18th, 2017
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern
There are many harmless causes of such discoloured skin patches as yours,these iclude minor bumps,mild sunburns,skin infections like tinea,inflammatory hormonal or autoimmune diseases etc,most of which do not cost you a liver or a kidney.
if its well localized with regular boundries,painless,not raised from the skin with a yellowish tint,its most probably a bump that you didnt notice at that time and now its going away so its changing its colour.You can use betasalic or autasalic ointment on this area to speed up the recovery incase its some sort of mild infection or inflammation.

Wishing you best of health


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