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A 19-year-old female asked:

Skin bronzing since 2 years and it fades greatly during mentruation but returns soon after periods end. could it be hemochromatosis?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: Females generally do not develop problems with hemochromocytosis until after menopause. Hyperpigmentation can be associated with addison's disease. Go to your regular doc and get checked out.
Last updated Oct 27, 2012

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