I was diagnosed with Behcet's this past June. I began a few years ago with severe oral ulcers that would be large and/or numerous. Often occuring on the back of my throat or even down my esophagus. Along with this came extreme exhaustion and not being able to eat. In May of this year I had my first bout with vaginal ulcers. It was a nightmare and I couldn't walk or pee for over a week! That is when my Rheumatologist diagnosed me with BD. He also noticed that I have skin lesions and scars on my arms and legs. I had always assumed they were mosquito bites since they appear in random places around my arms and legs and I notice most of them in the Spring and Summer months. I knew the scars were bad because I tend to scratch and pick at them(bad habit, I know!). He and my gynecolologist who also saw the skin problems, said they thought it was a Behcet's symptom because there were so many and they didn't think I could get that many bites. Therefore, I had a biopsy on one of the bumps/lesions and it wasn't any skin disorder according to the dermatologist. I did read on a Behcet's website that one of the skin symptoms could be "red bumps that look like insect bites." Has anyone else had this as a symptom? I started getting them about 6-7 years ago right before the oral ulcers started. Thanks!!
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