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I was first diagnosed with PR about 6-7 years ago by my GP. I had classic symptoms of a herald patch shortly followed by the full-blown rash. I was reassured that it would all go away eventually, and the main rash did, but I've been left with permanant scarring where the herald patch used to be and it now looks like a patch of darkened discoloured skin. I'm a 26 year old female and this means that I can't wear bikinis or anything showing my stomach as I'm embarrassed by the scars (it looks like I haven't washed my skin or like a fading bruise). Many people including GPs have assumed that I've been hit by my partner when I've had my stomach examined for other issues, and the GPs especially have been shocked when I've told them it's a PR scar as apparently it's not meant to scar, and certainly not scar if you've got pale skin! I've been back to my GP countless times to try and get treatment for the scar as it does affect my self-esteem, but I've been told there's nothing they can do. The reason I'm writing this post now though is that I'm devastated to discover another herald patch yesterday, when the chances of reoccurrence are supposed to be 1 in 50! My point is don't believe the outdated information on this condition that's on the internet, as in my experience it has scarred and I've experienced a reoccurrence. If anybody has had a similar experience to me I would be grateful for any advice, or any treatment recommendations.
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