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A 28-year-old male asked:

what is the definition or description of: skin darkening?

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Dr. George Kroumpouzos
Dermatology 32 years experience
Darker skin color: Color of the skin becoming darker.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Yes,pigmentation?: Multiple causes depending about distribution, spread, etc' need valuation.
A member asked:

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my skin darkening?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Start w/ regular doc: They might be able to tell you if your condition is due to a medicine, a rash, asensitivity to light (photosensitivity) or to an endocrinologic condition like thyroid disease, addison's disease, cushing's disease, or acanthosis nigricans.
A 22-year-old male asked:

What can be solution for skin darkening patches ?Tried treatmeent for pigmentation but didn't work

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
See derm: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.
IN
A 19-year-old female asked:

What are the reasions of skin darkening? Is it the sign of any disease?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
A few to know: Generalized darkening of the skin is a classic warning of addison's disease and of hemochromatosis; the mechanisms are different but they're both worth knowing. If you're losing weight or feeling really ill without an obvious explanation, make an appontment; otherwise mention it to your physician when you next visit. Many folks have some darkening of the skin as adulthood approaches.
India
A 25-year-old female asked:

I m working in an it company in panchkula, india. Problem is my skin darkening.

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Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 20 years experience
.: Darkening of skin/tanning is a protective mechanism of the body. Increasing your melanocytes when you have increased sun exposure. If you don't want that better start applying sun block when out in sun and also try to decrease sun exposure.

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