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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!

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

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Obesity (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

This can be a : fungal infection, bacterial infection, or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, either wasy you should see a dermatologist for the correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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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

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

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Is there groin pain in women?

Is there groin pain in women?

Absolutely: Women may experience groin pain due to a condition of the genitals or reproductive organs. Pain can also radiate into the groin from a condition of the hip, lower spine, pelvis, kidney, bladder, or colon. ...Read more

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Hemerroid cause groin pain?

Hemerroid cause groin pain?

Usually not: But if there is an infection, the groin pain could be from enlarged and inflamed lymph nodes. You might need to take antibiotics, so best to see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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Is groin pain a sign of hiv?

Is groin pain a sign of hiv?

Not generally: Hiv disease can produce nearly anything since with profound immune deficiency it leads to numerous other medical problems. But in and by itself it should not cause groin pain. If you think you may have been exposed to hiv, however, you should be tested. ...Read more

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Groin pain a sign of period?

Groin pain a sign of period?

Inguinal ; anterior: Thigh pain can occur when menstruating in some women. ...Read more

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Does hernia groin pain come and go?

Does hernia groin pain come and go?

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 more

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What to do if I have hip/groin pain?

What to do if I have hip/groin pain?

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

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Could enlarged prostate cause groin pain?

Could enlarged prostate cause groin pain?

No,...: Prostate-related pain is usually at perineum, penis, & lower back. Groin pain is usually related with backache as referring pain, hip joint disease, or inguinal hernia, or some disorders inside scrotum itself. But, generally speaking, prostate enlargement itself is painless. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more