GVHD thickening skin
When one GVHD burns out, another takes its place!
The skin inside my right elbow has been thickening. It was the size of around a small coin, but now it's spread to about a handful. The left elbow is beginning to feel some thickening, too.
It doesn't hurt, I can still get blood samples from the vein, but when will it stop? I feel like I'm becoming an elephant or a hippo, if you know what I mean. I reported it to my hematologist at the 2 year check, he didn't say much.
Just wondering if anyone had thickened skin after a transplant, and does it disappear gradually, or will it cover the whole body?
Female born 1965, diagnosed MDS RAEB1 in August 2016, watch and wait for 9 months. Sibling match - Stem cell transplant in June 2017. Some GVHD skin, liver, stomach, esophagus.