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Dark Dots In Groin
I'm a fair skinned female but I have dark armpits and groin. By what ways can I make them of fair color?
Genetic: This pigmentation pattern is most likely genetically determined and may not be reversible. However, you could consult a dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more
Dark areas: From your list of medication I figure you are obese and this can happen in obese - a condition called acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more
Exam needed: The description is nonspecific and a physician will need to examine you in order to advise you about the nature of this lesion. ...Read more
Not good to guess: With this limited amount of information. Your best bet is medical assessment if it doesn't resolve on it's own. There are just too many possible causes to venture a guess. Take care. ...Read more
I had jock itch that lasted about 2 weeks. It left dark scars in groin area. Will they go away naturally? If not, what should be done to remove them?
Hello I have left side groin pain, I woke up with a lot of pain lower back, uruine was dark 2 hours later pain got better 2 days later still have pain?
It can be.: It can be completely normal, especially if you have skin of color or are overweight. It may just be the result of chronic friction from walking, clothing, etc. It is also possible that a previous rash in this area will leave discoloration. It's a good idea to have your dermatologist evaluate to be certain it isn't anything that requires treatment. ...Read more
PIPA: Geofridge, you probably have pigment in the dermis from chronic inflammation caused by the fungus, referred to by dermatologists/ dermatopathologists as post inflammatory pigmentary alteration or PIPA. It will take a long time to finally blend away, in some cases years as the melanin is removed from the dermis by histiocytes (macrophages). Dr Hilliard ...Read more
Dermatologist: The genital area will often have a darker hue in general. Concerning the inner thighs not sure without additional history and examination. Suggest going to see a dermatologist or at least primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
My underarms and my groin area is very dark in complexion. Is there any way to lighten the skin tone in my underarms and groin area?
Hyper pigmentation: This is most commonly the result of chronic friction, heat and moisture in these areas and is very common. Fungal infection can be ruled out by an examination, which I would recommend before any treatment is given. Bleaching creams may help if used for prolonged periods of time, but can irritate so proceed slowly. ...Read more
I'm little fat. My groin area (legs) is very dark. I clean every day, but no result. I usullaly use panty n tiet short also. Please give me solution?
Acanthoisis nigrican: Skin darkening especially around groin, armpits or neck, often associated with hormonal effects of being overweight. Anyone with generally darker skin tone can be more prone to this effect, which is an actual skin pigment change and not "dirt" or anything accumulating on the surface of the skin. People with this also more prone to diabetes. Best solution for skin & overall health is to lose weight. ...Read more
Get lots of ingrown hairs in groin area. I have one now size of a large pea and the whole thing inside looks very dark to black in colour. Worried?
Dark circles on skin, not risen. Just skin discoloration. On upper back, neck, and groin region.?
I am female, I have a quarter size non painful lump under my skin in the groin area. Where the lump is skin looks darker or gray. Help!
See your provider!: There are various causes, some of which are harmless, such as a cyst of the skin, and others can be more serious, such as a type of skin tumor. I would see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Why is my groin area so dark. My legs are very thick, could be that. Because something similar happens to my armpits I believe. Can it go away?
Acanthosis: Acanthosis nigricans is a localized skin disorder manifesting with hyperpigmented, velvety plaques located in flexural and intertriginous regions. The precise pathogenesis is unknown but is speculated to involve the stimulation of growth factor receptors on keratinocytes and fibroblasts. Acanthosis nigricans has various subtypes relating to cause and/or location: obesity-associated most commonly. ...Read more
I male 18 having dark inner thighs penis lower hips and groin area from 4 years as compared to my body please help me and reply me fast please plz?
Probably: This is probably acanthosis nigricans. Weight loss helps some patients. See dermatologist to get compound with retin-a, a steroid, and a bleaching cream. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine these in person to he/she can see them live. ...Read more
Anal started to itch bad then lightred rash beside groin light red dots around also itchy and burning?
I always take fiber capsules & had formed stools until abt 3 mos ago. Now they are dark green & unformed (soft) w groin pain that moves along rt side.
Hi, I want to know why my groin area is very itchy with dark patches, whenever I scratch it it has cracks and rough skin. Are there any solution to th?
I have lower back ache and intermittent stabbing pains in my left groin through to my back And my wee has gone very dark brown?
I have a bump on my right leg, near the groin area. It is hard, hurts in contact, and feels like a pea under my skin. It has a black dot on top.
Seek biopsy: Need to see a dermatologist in person. May be a cyst, infected cyst, or something not that benign. ...Read more
Bartholin cyst? Appeared 2days ago. Lil btr since salt bath. Still lrg and painfull now with very dark red leions and pain n groin hard to the touch?
It probably: Needs opening surgically. See your doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have red dots on my body after a while turning dry and scaly on top. Also red scaly patches in groin and underarm area. Could it be inverse psiorosis?
Not likely: Best see a dermatologist. Do not indulge in foolish speculation. ...Read more