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What are symptoms of scleroderma?

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When you have scleroderma, the skin on your fingers, arms, legs, hands, feet, or face tightens, gets harder, or gets thicker. Other symptoms are:

If the condition affects your other organs, muscles, and connective tissue, you might notice:

  • Swelling, stiffness, or pain
  • Puffy or discolored skin
  • Fingers and toes that react strongly to cold
  • Red spots on the hands, face, lips, or tongue
  • Sores on fingertips, knuckles, or elbows
  • Feeling tired
  • Shortness of breath
  • Problems digesting food

From: Scleroderma Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

The Scleroderma Foundation: "What Is Scleroderma?" 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Scleroderma."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES: 

The Scleroderma Foundation: "What Is Scleroderma?" 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Scleroderma."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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