I have had this for at least 6 or maybe 8 weeks. I am maybe 20 pounds overweight. Not on any medication or hormones. Is this something to worry about? Could it be a blood clot? I also sometimes get numbness here or there, like my circulation gets cut off as I am sleeping (in my arms, usually).
Female | 42 years old
Complaint duration: Months
This type of rough patch sounds like a condition called lichen simplex chronicus, which can be caused by and exacerbated with chronic scratching/rubbing. Usually, treatment consists of topical creams and avoidance of scratching and it does not signify anything dangerous. Please have it evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist.
Darshan Vaidya, MD
Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, DO, FAOCD, FAAD