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Doctor insights on: Dark Spots On Butt During Pregnancy

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Nobody knows.: Most people believe that the hormonal changes in pregnancy cause this, but nobody really knows for sure.

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Is there anything that can be done during or prior to the pregnancy to reduce patches of dark skin?

Is there anything that can be done during or prior to the pregnancy to reduce patches of dark skin?

No: The hormonal changes of pregnancy can cause lots of skin changes and there is not much you can do about them. Melasma refers to dark blotchy skin changes on the face sometimes called the mask of pregnancy. It is perfectly natural. You should wear sunscreen when outside and use moisturizer to keep the skin clean and healthy.

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I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but I also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

I've been eating healthily during my whole pregnancy but I also have a coffee (decaf) and chocolate everyday (100/150 gr of dark chocolate). Is it bad?

No, not at all: Caffeine, less than 200mg a day is definitely okay in pregnancy. New studies have come out saying so. Even american college of ob/gyn issued a statement recently stating that. One cup of coffee usually has around 90 and a shot of expresso, around 75mg. So you could easily have a double shot latte! Dark chocolate has health benefits and has even less caffeine. So you're definitely okay!

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Is it possible to bleed dark red to brown blood lightly during early pregnancy?

Is it possible to bleed dark red to brown blood lightly during early pregnancy?

Yes: Viable pregnancies can produce some light bleeding initially, but if it increases in character and amount many early pregnancies fail in the form of miscarriages.

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Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? Are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? Are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Progesterone: This is usually due to the pregnancy hormone, progesterone. Sometimes it returns to normal after pregnancy. Wait until after you deliver to see how your body reacts and then see a doctor if no improvement. Good health.

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My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery. Please tell me why and how to improve it?

My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery. Please tell me why and how to improve it?

Normal changes: Pregnancy often causes darkening of the skin particularly in certain areas. The increased pigmentation can fade over time, but that can take months or even years.

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What does cloudy and dark urine mean especially during 1st tri. Pregnancy. She has a catheier in for 2weeks?

What does cloudy and dark urine mean especially during 1st tri. Pregnancy. She has a catheier in for 2weeks?

Cloudy urine: Couldy urine indicated infection that should be promptly treated with appropriate antibiotics by your doctor.

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Very light but dark color bleeding during period. Since 4-5 days. I am trying to be pregnant. When should I take pregnancy test?

Very light but dark color bleeding during period. Since 4-5 days. I am trying to be pregnant. When should I take pregnancy test?

7-10 days after a: Missed period. It appears that you are having a period and it would not be useful to do the test at this time.

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Previously begnign shave biopsied mole has darkened during pregnancy? Same size & shape just darker and slight color change. Concern?

Previously begnign shave biopsied mole has darkened during pregnancy? Same size & shape just darker and slight color change. Concern?

Have your doc check: Melanocyte stimulating hormone is released in pregnancy, which can make moles or any pigmented area darker and change. This can be benign, but melanoma is also more aggressive in pregnancy for this reason. You need it checked out again by your doctor.

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My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

Yes: Because of the hormonal influence, you get hyperpigmentations in the areas as you mentioned, some times over cheeks also. Will disappear after preganancy ends in matter of few wks to fe months.

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Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see if it is a boil - as in an infection - or if it is a blister from nursing. If someone is having problems breastfeeding it would be a good idea to talk to a lactation consultant. Also should have breasts checked by MD to see if infected or not.