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A 26-year-old female asked:

What can i do if i have acanthosis nigricans?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Acanthosis nigricans: See a gynacologist endocrinologist. You may have pcos. Once under treatment for your gynacological condition your skin condition will slowly get better.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Not much: But should follow a low carbohydrate diet because diabetes is frequent. Use metformin when fertility is an issue.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Whats acanthosis nigricans?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Dark skin: It is a disorder where the skin gets thicker and darker as you gain weight usually, however there are some patients who have normal body weight still have the problem. It usually is on the cheeks, neck, underarms, groin, elbows, knees, ankles, knuckle area hands and feet.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you die from acanthosis nigricans ?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Not specifically: The skin condition is not deadly, but it can be a clue to underlying metabolic problems (like Insulin resistance, diabetes, lipid problems) that increase risk of complications and death. It is a sign to get a full check up and start healthier behaviors.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is acanthosis nigricans and how is it treated?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Hard to treat: Acanthosis nigricans is a velvety darkening of the skin typically around the base of the neck and in the arm pits. Typically it is associated with a problem called Insulin resistance. It is typically associated with obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Treatment usually involves weight loss and treating Insulin resistance.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does acanthosis nigricans wipe off?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 34 years experience
no: Nacanthosis nigricans is a condition characterized by abnormal thickening and darkening of the skin, especially in body creases. It is most commonly associated with obesity or polycystic ovarian disease in women, though acanthosis nigricans can occasionally be found in people who have more serious underlying health problems or who are taking certain medications. Treatment of cause will help.
A 19-year-old male asked:

Acanthosis nigricans are dangerous?

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 17 years experience
Acnathosis Nigricans: Is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. It typically is a sign of another disorder such as diabetes , obesity with Insulin resistance, hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency. However, it can also be a sign of stomach or liver cancer.

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Last updated Jun 27, 2018

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