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38 weeks pregnant and still no linea nigra. With my first son, i had a light line but I am quite fair skinned.Does it matter that i don't have one now?
No worries!: I am also fair skinned and i hardly had a linea nigra at all as well throughout my entire pregnancy. Typically this is caused by the elevation of hormones in your system, but not having one does not mean anything is wrong. My belly button never "popped" either! just put your feet up for the next two weeks and relax before your sleepless nights return. I say don't worry about it! good luck! ...Read more
My linea nigra had faded a couple months after i gave birth its starting to darken and get thicker what does that mean?
Hard to say: If u ovulate irregularly u may have high testosterone and elevated insulin. Otherwise it is difficult to determine especially if it's the only place that is getting darker. Good luck, but doesn't sound like a disease process, wt gain can be correllated with high Insulin and darkening pigment. ...Read more
I have just noticed my 5 year old daughter has what looks like a very faint linea nigra, is this normal? It is very faint but I can see it.
Normal: This is normal especially in pigmented individuals. ...Read more
Used condoms and my bf ejaculated outside while having condoms. The thing is that I began to see a dark line (linea nigra?) Why did it appeared?
Unknown... but ...: What you saw and described may not be related with condom &/or semen. You may just watch it and see how it may change and evolve as long as being free of symptoms like itch, redness, swelling, etc. How to sort the related things out correctly for good care? Follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best wish... ...Read more
Linea nigra: Linea nigra is not caused by thyroid disease but it ma,y be seen in adrenal gland deficiencies and in PCOS ...Read more
What to do if I'm aware I have gained weight for sure for the past year, n just today I noticed a linea nigra on my stomach?
Is the weight: gain related to endocrine abnormalities. Linea Nigra can develop during pregnancy, with use of some oral contraceptives & due to change is hormones. Adrenal gland insufficieny and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can be associated with Linea Nigra. Linea Nigra is not a pregnancy indicator. ...Read more
What to do if i'm aware I have gained weight for sure for the past year, and just today i noticed a linea nigra on my stomach?
Home pregnancy test: Linea nigra (Latin for "black line") is a dark vertical line that appears on the abdomen in about three quarters of all pregnancies. ...Read more
Unusual: It's more common with combination hormones, especially with the higher dose pills, and of course in pregnancy. I've not seen it with Mirena (levonorgestrel) since the amount of systemic hormone (amount in your body's circulation) is very small. Make sure you're not pregnant and check with your Doc if you notice more darkening pigmentation. Take care. ...Read more
I am 44 year now and i newly notice the linea nigra on my stomach and i am not pragnant what is the meaning of that?
I have a light linea nigra. I have been on depo for 1.5 years, I was on OCPs for 2 years prior to depo. 6 negative HPTs. Why is this happening?
I have a horizontal blackish line on my stomach, like a centimeter/less w/a white line in mid, passes from top belly to bot belly. Is it a linea nigra?
No: A linea nigra is vertical, not horizontal. This is true even if a woman is lying down, because doctors call the orientation "vertical" if it is in the head-to-toe direction. ...Read more
Linea nigra can it appear falsely since I have endometriosis? I am sexually active without protection. The line is very faint bellow my belly button.
I just found a light linea nigra. I have been on depo for 1.5 years, I was on OCPs for 2 years prior. 6 negative HPTs. Possible PCOS. Not preg right?!
Not pregnant: 6 negative tests? On DMPA? You are not pregnant, best wishes. ...Read more
My obgyn prescribed me metformin.I took it for a week and have sex every day.I have grown a linea nigra and bled for 2 weeks straight with clots.preg?
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
Can i have a linea nigra if i'm getting a contraceptive shot? No sex since Jan 27th, two heavy periods in feb with clots, also I use condoms with shot
Yes, but do a test.: Linea nigra, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating, weight gain and other signs and symptoms of pregnancy can be seen with contraceptives containing hormones. Since all contraceptive methods can fail, even when using hormonal contraceptives, any signs or symptoms of pregnancy warrant a pregnancy test. Double protection is not a guarantee. The only sure pregnancy prevention is abstinence. ...Read more