Okay here's the question. My mother has the these rasied bumps all over her body. They are just plain, skin clored bumps there not red,sore,itchy and they don't hurt. Or cause any real health problems. There just there. My grandmother and an Aunt had them too. I also have and uncle that has a few. I'm almost 20 now and I don't have them. So my question is does anyone have any idea what this might be? I would assume since other members of my family have them that it is inhertited since other member of my family have them. I also think that it gets weaker by genderation since my mother doesn't have nearly as many as my grandmother did. I would also say that it doesn't start to develop until a certain age. Because I've since pictures of them when thay didn't have them.
I've done some researh on the web myself but can't seem to find anything. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place. So does anyone have any idea?
Thanks for any help. Sorry that was so long I just want ya'll to have as much information as possible/
neurofibromatosis. I think that is exactly what it is? I looked it up and the way it was descided and the pictures that were there look like it exactly. I think my theory that it gets weaker is true. Because my grandmother had them all over and so did her sister and my grandfather didn't and neither did any of his kids from his first marriage did. My grandmother was his second wife. I think thats why my moms isn't that bad. She only got one gene for the disorder. and my uncle danny has a very mild case. Also no one of my father's side has it. So I think that if I do delvelop it It will be pretty mild. I've noticed a small bump on my forearm and on the back of my ankle. There's also a tiny bump just above my lip. But I think thats from when I had the chicken pox. I always thought of it has a beauty mark I think it's kind of cute. Well I'm going to do some more research. Thanks for the help cutie 777.
I was going to say neurofibromatosis (NF1) also. Other signs of NF are cafe-au-lait spots (coffee with milk), freckling in the arm pit and groin area (the freckles are like little cafe au lait spots.) and lisch nodules on the iris of the eye. (These are harmless pigmented bumps).
If you are doing research on it, try not to let what you read freak you out too much. More than 60% of people with NF have a mild case with few complications.
I have this condition but have not had any complications from it. My son does have complications from it though. There is a great place for support for this condition. I can't put it here, but try googling neurofibromatosis. You should find a place that is "ending neurofibromatosis through research". NF is not all that rare if you think about it. It is estimated that 1/3500 people have it.
BTW, Gillian Anderson is the lady that was in the TV show The X-Files.