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I am a 29 year old male, resident physician in the medical

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I am a 29 year old male, resident physician in the medical field (not derm) . I have several (greater than 6) less than 1 cm hyperpigmented spots in the lateral aspect of my left axillary region, with at least one extending to the posterior portion of my upper arm... So the "spots" are not all clustered in the central portion of my axilla. I have probably had these for years but never thought much of them. I am quite sure they developed within the last 10 or 12 years.
In addition, I have numerous (at least 5 or 6) subcutaneous nodules in various parts of my body. They are very mobile and not tender. No overlying skin nodules. My mother has similar subq nodules but no skin discoloration like I do.
I have no other relevant symptoms. Now that I gave started thinking about having a family with my wife, the thought of mild Nf1 has crossed my mind. I know that it's either hereditary or spontaneous. I have read case reports of multiple lipomas (which I probably have) sometimes being associated with nf1. Also, I'm not even sure what I have is true "axillary freckling" given that it's more lateral than the pictures I've seen... Although technically it is in the axillary region. I am concerned though because of its high association with nf1. I am thinking about getting genetic testing. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
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