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A 22-year-old male asked:

my face and body skin color is fair.but my all over genital portion and underarms is so dark in color.why is it so? is it normal?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Hyperpigmentation is normal in those areas for some people. What is your ethnicity?
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice: I wouldn't worry about the hair color. It sounds hereditary but the itch needs to be checked out.

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Last updated Mar 6, 2015

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