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Is A Black Ring Around The Neck A Sign Of Diabetes
Acanthosis nigricans: Sounds like Insulin resistance, possibly. Even if you don't already have diabetes, if you have an then you're at risk. Many women with an also have polycystic ovary syndrome. An is best addressed through supervised weight loss when patients are overweight with Insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes is also commonly found among such patients. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Acanthosis nigricans: It sounds like you are describing a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans. This appears as darkened, velvety skin around the base of the neck, also in the axilla. It is typically associated with Insulin resistance. You don't necessarily have to have diabetes, but would be at increased risk for developing diabetes. If you are overweight, weight loss can be helpful to treat it. ...Read more
Hello, I have a dark ring around my neck. I am wondering what would be the cause of it? Recently in the past three years I have put on some weight, it started at the back of my neck first an now its formed a ring. I am wondering if its diabetes? Also I sw
Acanthosis: Nigricans, more freq in females with polycystic ovaries ...Read more
Yes: What you're explaining is acanthosis nigricans could be a sign of high blood sugar and diabetes (insulin resistance). Some medications like growth hormones or birth control pills can also cause acanthosis nigricans. With weight loss and control of diabetes and lowering blood sugar to normal levels (less than 100 fasting and less than 140 random), a lot of times the condition resolves over time. ...Read more
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Diabetes: increased thirst and urination with or without increased urination at night time. Bedwetting is also possible in children. If chronic and severe, may have nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain - more common in children -type 1 dm)
thyroid: depends on whether thyroid is under active or overactive. Consider cehcking: american thyroid association website: http://www. Thyroid. Org/. ...Read more
Hello I have rashes in my neck, armpits, and my genital areas and I have checked for diabetes and they said I'm good but its not helping?
Insulin-like GF: Insulin-like growth factors, which are elevated in per-diabetics and diabetics cause the skin to thicken and discolor in a condition known as acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more
Depends: Having diabetes is not a definitive contraindication for neck surgery. When indicated, I will often perform spinal surgery of the neck on a patient that has diabetes. That being said, diabetic patients tend to be "sicker" than the average person and have more medical problems putting them at increased risk for peri-operative medical and surgical complications. Thank you. ...Read more
How can I get the fat from around my neck and face? Any excersices? My neck is also very darker than my face. Because of pre-diabetes.
Weight loss is key: There are no specific exercises to make fat leave a certain area. Dark skin at the back of the neck suggest acanthosis nigricans which is more common in those at increased risk for diabetes. You should have your blood sugar measured. Don't drink beverages with calories. Work on smaller portions, move more (like walking) and get your sugar level checked. You might have diabetes or so pre-diabetes. ...Read more
I have dark marks on my neck, between thighs, under my armpits and breasts. And I don't have diabetes. How can I solve this problem?
Dark marks: This can be particularly difficult to determine without viewing the marks and their distribution. Diabetes was a good thought. Glad you don't have it. Pigmentation in skin folds can for example occur in Addison's disease but more common might be what we call post inflammatory hyperpigmentation where there has been a rash like eczema. ...Read more
Hair onjaw, chin&neck&thinning hair onhead &edema feet foryears. I read spironalactone helps this & Diabetes. If lisinopril replaced, might this helpme?
Hirsutism: I agree with the other comments. But you might want to check a testosterone level to rule out true hirsutism. Extreme male pattern hair growth in a female can be caused by high testosterone levels (high for a female). This can be caused by a testosterone tumor. But this is rare and usually causes severe hair growth. In most post-menopausal females this is NOT the cause of their hair change. ...Read more
I am 18 years old. I have a brown spot on my neck, I thought it was a bruise. It happens to hurt a little. I don't have diabetes. Help!
NECK BROWN SPOT: It is not easy to DX when not seen. Pls. See md. ...Read more
I wake almost every night with terrible neck pain. I am not sure what is causing it. I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea and diabetes.
I have dark lines around my neck. I've been told it isn't acanthosis nigricans or diabetes by a doctor. But I'm uncomfortable with it. Any cures?
Neck lines: Have your doctor refer you to a skin specialist - Dermatologist ...Read more
My neck, back and stomach are darker than the rest of my body. I don't suffer from diabetes or polycrystalline ovarian syndrome. But I am overweight.?
My mom is 70 and the left side of her body like neck, shoulder and arms achy and restless. What could be her problem? She's has diabetes and an andren
See doctor: It is time for her to get a checkup from her internist to find out what's wrong. I suspect that her problem is likely musculoskeletal however and an orthopodic consult may be needed. As for the restless, it may just be from the pain. Have you asked her? ...Read more
I have a ballooning blood vessel in my neck. Going for Ctscan Friday. Is it ok to fly today? I'm 51yr male with controlled diabetes (type 1).
Flying: Unless your career depends on it I would not fly till you have had the scan. ...Read more
Type 1 diabetes, with severe sudden neck, shoulder, head pain. Pain caused vomiting and dka. A1c 11.3. Diabetes related?
Dry throat, clicking noise, worsens at night on lying down. Ultrasound neck thyroid, diabetes all -ve. Taking azos, pantodac (but in vain).Barrium swallow?
Given my age and sometimes feet numbness with diabetes my shin sometimes feels warm legs arms neck could this be premenopausal?
Could: Be hormonal. See your doctor and get a full work up. Blood work etc. Will help make a diagnosis ...Read more
Chronic pain in both ankles, back, neck, knee joint. Father has diabetes and psoriasis. Nsaids/vit. B both help. No swelling/redness. Nerve or psa?
No matter what, do..: No matter what have been happening to you, practice healthy low-risk lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession as the foundation of healthcare and the key to longevity. Besides, bring the feature, degree, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of event to see doc for analysis, more hx, physicals, and possible tests as needed timely; at least once, that would be worthwhile. ...Read more
Affect metabolism: It is a complex question. Briefly, low function of thyroid called hypothyroidism will slow down the using of glucose. If patient has diabetes, hypothyroidism may worsen diabetes, but patient with hypothyroidism may slow down intake of food, so the taking calories may decrease so the blood auger level may be even out. Vise visa hyperthyroidism may have the opposite effect. ...Read more
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