Hey Junie - Precursor means "it could come before". Kind of like a warning or a beforehand symptom.
My PCP has done biopsies of my lesions three separate times now...one on the inside of my thigh, one on the inside of my foot, and one on my arm. She had a fairly good idea of the dx before the biopsies, though.
I also get them in my mouth (oral lichen planus) and vaginally. I had my worst outbreak of the oral kind during my chemo. Its classic design is a white striated look (it reminds people of spider webs) on the gums and on the tongue. It makes me really sensitive to spices. My mouth burns like I am eating hot, Mexican food with many, many foods that have no hot spice taste at all.
I would think that if two dermatologists have seen these lesions, at least one of them would have known that it was lichen planus, if it was.
Good luck on finding out what they are and what to do to help with the itching. I know the itching can really be annoying and painful at times.
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