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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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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