A 44-year-old member asked:
Does pregnancy cause skin changes?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Melasma is the name for the dark splotches than can appear on the face. Stretch marks come from tension on the skin. Acne is common from all the hormone changes. The dark line down the middle of the abdomen is called the linea nigra. The nipples and labia often darken in color. Freckles often become darker as well.
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Facial Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What are the skin changes pregnancy can cause?
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Any pregnancy skin changes?
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Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How do I reduce my skin changes after pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Wait a bit: Most of the skin changes in pregnancy will improve or resolve within about 6 months. Some (stretch marks, saggy skin) may not go away. All the dark pigment should go away. Your ob/gyn can tell you what won't improve.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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