How can my doctor tell if I have scleroderma?
Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and medical history. He or she will perform a physical examination and look for any changes in the appearance of your skin. Your doctor may want to remove a tiny sample of your skin (biopsy) to examine it under a microscope. He or she may also order a blood test to check for antibodies that suggest scleroderma, or other tests to see if any internal organs have been affected.
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