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Basu, You helped me the other day and I just had another

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Hi dr. Basu, You helped me the other day and I just had another concern. I noticed a brown dot very small in my cuticle. I looked at it with a magnifying glass and it looks like blood. I googled that and it says that it can be autoimmune from bad capillaries.
I am paranoid about scleroderma. I had negative autoimmune tests. Can this be a normal variance?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
I undersdtand your concern.
One brown dot in the cuticle is commonly due to the hair follicle injury.
Scleroderma will not cause just one dot, but causes more widespread symptoms.
Ngative autoimmune tests also suggest no scleroderma.
Yes this is considered normal.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****