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What causes linea negra during pregnancy?

What causes linea negra during pregnancy?

Linea nigra: Linea nigra is a darkening of the niples and line on abdomen its a pregnancy change which will go away post partum. ...Read more

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Linea nigra w/o being preg? I'm darker skinned, I have what looks like the start of linea nigra from belly button to pubis. Neg hpts. Periods on time.

Linea nigra w/o being preg? I'm darker skinned, I have what looks like the start of linea nigra from belly button to pubis. Neg hpts. Periods on time.

Possible.: Some dark-complected women have a visible linea nigra whether they are pregnant or not; it may have been there all along and you only noticed it recently. While it is unlikely that you are pregnant it's not totally out of the question. If you're sure that the line wasn't there before and now it is, you should see your gyn to rule out pregnancy & hormonal issues, e.g. Adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Any tips on removing linea nigra?

Linea Nigra: will normally resolve spontaneously within several months of delivery. It won't need special treatments. ...Read more

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Linea Nigra is it a positive pregnancy sign? I've never had it before until recently.

Linea Nigra is it a positive pregnancy sign? I've never had it before until recently.

3/4 of pregnancies: have linea nigra to one degree or another. Hyper pigmentation of the midline of the abdomen can occur in non-pregnant women or in men as a marker for active sex hormones as during puberty. If you are concerned about pregnancy, take a home test. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have linea nigra from my umbilicus to symphesis pubis,not straight.I'm not pregnant, never been pregnant, No hormones pills,no intercourse,is it ok?

I have linea nigra from my umbilicus to symphesis pubis,not straight.I'm not pregnant, never been pregnant, No hormones pills,no intercourse,is it ok?

Needs evaluation: It may be normal, but, if this symptom is not related to pregnancy, then it could be associated with a hormonal disorder. An endocrinologist would evaluate this, but it could usually be evaluated by a primary care physician as well. ...Read more

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Does a steadily darkening line on OPK mean ovulation is approaching? I know faint line means negative.

Does a steadily darkening line on OPK mean ovulation is approaching? I know faint line means negative.

Yes: When the line keeps getting darker daily, then ovulation is approaching. However, it is best to continue doing the test till it is definitely positive. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Test line on ovulation test is as dark as cntrl line the day i stopped my period after miscarriage 5w5d. Had intercourse that day.Chances to get preg?

Test line on ovulation test is as dark as cntrl line the day i stopped my period after miscarriage 5w5d. Had intercourse that day.Chances to get preg?

Possible: One generally ovulates 3-6 weeks after a miscarriage. If you are in that time range then pregnancy is possible. Simply check a pregnancy test if you miss your next period. ...Read more

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Inner thigh cramping early pregnancy?

Inner thigh cramping early pregnancy?

Low calcium: The muscles of the inner thigh are called the adductors muscles composed by 3 muscles plus the gracilis, usually cramps are due to hyperexcitability of the nerves that stimulate the muscles.The reasons are multiple:low electrolytes, dehydrationetc.In pregnancy are usually due to low calcium and magnesium and some times potasium.Make sure you consume those supplements in your diet. ...Read more

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Could a first late period mean my breasts will grow in later?

Could a first late period mean my breasts will grow in later?

Possibly: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. If you body is a little slower w puberty - than you may need to a wait a little longer for further breast development. ...Read more

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Negative blood test 3 days before period. Day late, yellow cm, firmness above pubic bone. Pregnant?

Negative blood test 3 days before period. Day late, yellow cm, firmness above pubic bone. Pregnant?

May be: You may wish to do a home pregnancy test if you are 4-5 days past due for your period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more