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Dark circles on skin, not risen. Just skin discoloration. On upper back, neck, and groin region. ?

Dark circles on skin, not risen. Just skin discoloration. On upper back, neck, and groin region. 
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? Hyperpigmentation: Darkened skin, for several reasons, post infection/ inflammation, side effect of creams ointments, side effect of a drug, (photosensitivity), etc.. See a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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How can overweight people get rid of hyper pigmentation on there neck the natural way?

How can overweight people get rid of hyper pigmentation  on there neck the natural way?

Acanthosis nigricans: A sign of insulin resistance. Check for diabetes. Increase exercise. Control weight. Avoid sugar. Work with your Dr. After delivery, work hard to control weight. There is nothing more natural-----or more effective-----than that. ...Read more

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My neck, back & shoulders ache every day. I can't stand for too long, i'm 21 not overweight and get regular exercise.

My neck, back & shoulders ache every day. I can't stand for too long, i'm 21 not overweight and get regular exercise.

See below: See your doc. Many different possibilities could be responsible for your symptoms from simple to complex, the first one that pops into my head is thyroid issues. Get checked. ...Read more

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I'm an African American and I have dry rashes on my neck. It's dark and it's a long dark mark on my neck with some dark circles on my neck.

I'm an African American and I have dry rashes on my neck. It's dark and it's a long dark mark on my neck with some dark circles on my neck.

Hyperpigmentation: Dark patches on the back of the neck can be caused from a number of inflammatory conditions such as nickel sensitivity, fungal infections and eczema. Acanthosis nigrans is a skin condition of hyperpigmentation, and can be associated with increased risk of diabetes. A visit with your doctor is in order to diagnose and treat your condition. ...Read more

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My niece is 18. Had a menstrual cycle ONCE. Sleeps all the time. Overweight. Neck dark on back. PMD says thyroid normal. What is it? 2nd opinion?

My niece is 18.  Had a menstrual cycle ONCE. Sleeps all the time. Overweight. Neck dark on back. PMD says thyroid normal. What is it? 2nd opinion?

Acanthosis nigricans: Is the darkness on the back of her neck. She has insulin resistance and PCOS She needs to see an endocrinologist and start treatment for this. She will be unable to lose weight until her insulin resistance is treated. Her periods will not normalize without addressing the hormonal imbalance she has. ...Read more

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I had a stroke during spinal surgery that left me in wheelchair My neck has a six inch rod in my neck I am overweight am I at risk for more stoke ?

I had a stroke during spinal surgery that left me in wheelchair 

My neck has a six inch rod in my neck 

I am overweight am I at risk for more stoke ?

That is dependent as: to the reason you had a stroke in the first place. Was it related to the surgery directly or an underlying condition like an irregular heart beat, a period of low blood pressure during surgery, a blood vessel issue in your brain, a blood coagulation issue etc. this is best discussed with your physician as to your specific risks based on the cause if known. ...Read more

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I'm getting pins and needles in my chest and neck after running short distances. I'm overweight but walk often 2 - 4 miles every other evening.

I'm getting pins and needles in my chest and neck after running short distances. I'm overweight but walk often 2 - 4 miles every other evening.

?cervical stenosis: If you have a congenital narrowing of the spinal canal, the jostling of running could irritate the spinal cord and cause what is called, a Lhermitte's phenomenon. This can also occur with low vitamin B-12 levels, and inflammation, such as multiple sclerosis. MRI of neck should answer these concerns. ...Read more

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My fiancee' has tingling on the neck & collarbone, dizziness, shaking, slightly overweight, fuzzy vision. What do I do? What could this be? Worried =/

My fiancee' has tingling on the neck & collarbone, dizziness, shaking, slightly overweight, fuzzy vision. What do I do? What could this be? Worried =/

Get checked: I would certainly take her to be checked as soon as possible. The combination of dizziness and vision changes is particularly concerning and a stroke would be one consideration among many possible causes. Consider taking her to the er to be seen immediately. Thank you. ...Read more