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Groin Pain In Obesity
I'm obese and I have excessive pigmentation on my underarms and groin. How do I get my skin back to normal? I have it since i was a teenager. Thanks!
Acanthosis nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans is a brown to black, poorly defined, velvety hyperpigmentation of the skin. Common affected areas include the neck, underarms, and groin. This is usually seen in people under age 40 with obesity as well as conditions such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, acromegaly, polycystic ovary disease, insulin-resistant diabetes, or cushing's disease. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Brown rash exactly where my testicles lay in groin area, on both inner thighs. No itching. Hygenic/not obese. What is this and how did I get it?
sweat on my back, under my breasts, my groin, vagina, & behind my knees as soon as I go outside? not obese. 114 ibs and I'm 5'4 age 17 no thyroid prob
Summertime! : I'm not sure what the temp was In Philly today, but we hit 95 degrees and heat advisory in Kentucky. The heat combined with the humidity triggers our bodies to sweat which helps cool the skin and this cool our core body temperature. This experience sounds like " normal sweating" to me. If you have night sweats combined with weight loss, see your physician! ...Read more
It often does: There is a hole in the muscle layers of the abdominal wall and a sac is coming through it. When you cough, lift or strain, the sac is 'puffed up' by the abdominal pressure, and it puts pressure on the muscles. The muscles can pull apart more from this pressure and give symptoms similar to a muscle strain. The severity will come and go. Best to see a surgeon before more trouble can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nonspecific: This is a nonspecific complaint which could be due to several possibilities such as groin pull, arthritis, hernia, pinched nerve, etc. If you've had a recent injury, it would be reasonable to treat with rest, ice, anti-inflammatories, but if symptoms are persistent or severe then see a physician. ...Read more