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Menopause

Brown Spots Like the Mask of Pregnancy

01/20/2011

Question:

I have a brown area of skin forming on my forehead. Im concerned its the use of hrt. I have been on it for about 10 years. Im 59 years old. I wear sunblock everyday so It cant be sun damage in one spot.

Answer:

This sounds like an "age spot," which is common and normal in post-menopausal and aging women.

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Response by:

Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University