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Is a black ring around the neck a sign of diabetes?

Is a black ring around the neck a sign of diabetes?

Maybe: A dark, velvety patch of skin on the back of the neck and underarms may be 'acanthosis nigricans, ' which can be a sign of Insulin resistance, which can be seen in ppl at high risk of developing diabetes, pre-diabetes, or diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do I have a black neck and black on every crease? Its not diabetes.

Why do I have a black neck and black on every crease? Its not 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

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Dark ring around neck? I scrub and clean it daily. Tested negative for diabetes

Dark ring around neck?  I scrub and clean it daily. Tested negative for diabetes

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

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Diabetes: black spots around the neck. Any way to treat this?

Diabetes: black spots around the neck. Any way to treat this?

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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I have a dark ring around my neck .. Does this mean diabetes ? It does run in my family

I have a dark ring around my neck .. Does this mean diabetes ? It does run in my family

get tested: It could be acanthosis nigricans which can signify Insulin resistance. If you have a strong family history of diabetes, and you're worried about it, get a blood test to find out your levels. Ask for a test called a1c. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetes or thyroid problems?

What are the signs of diabetes or thyroid problems?

See full answer: 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

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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?

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?

Maybe yeast: The rash seems to involve areas with folds and may be related to a yeast infection. Review it with your doctor again and arrange a referral to a dermatologist. All the best. ...Read more

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What causes the discoloration on the neck from diabetes?

What causes the discoloration on the neck from diabetes?

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

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I have dark patches on the back of neck. Can this be diabetes?

I have dark patches on the back of neck. Can this be diabetes?

Can be: Acanthosis nigracans- see dermatologist; can happen in type 2 diabetes but usually a band not patches, so do see dermatologist to be sure nothing else going on. ...Read more

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My neck, armpits and thighs are dark, are these usually symptoms of diabetes?

My neck, armpits and thighs are dark, are these usually symptoms of diabetes?

Dark armpits: You are probably overweight too. This condition is called acanthosis nigricancs and is a harbinger of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Friend keeps saying he can't have neck surgery done due to diabetes. How are the two connected?

Friend keeps saying he can't have neck surgery done due to diabetes. How are the two connected?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Hair onjaw,chin&neck&thinning hair onhead &edema feet foryears.I read spironalactone helps this & Diabetes. If lisinopril replaced, might this helpme?

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

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