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Linea Nigra Not Pregnant
A week ago I woke up and saw I had a linea nigra. Not pregnant and never have been. I'm 30/F. Internet says either pregnant or hormonal imbalance but do they ever show up and nothings wrong?
Yes. Rarely.: You don't mention where you saw the iinea nigra.. If the skin darkening isn't in the middle of your lower abdomen, it's technically not "lina nigra" Linea nigra is caused by an increase in melanocyte-stimulating hormone. Pregnancy and oral contraceptives are common causes. If you aren't pregnant & not on OCP's, you should see a doctor to be checked for a hormonal problem. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Hi Doc. Is it possible to have linea nigra without being pregnant...my second child is 6 years and there line is visible?
I don't have a linea nigra when not pregnant, i only get it during pregnancy. Plus, I have plenty of pregnancy symptoms, what does it all mean?
I have a linea nigra but not pregnant is there a connection between the linea nigra and adrenal fatigue which I belive I have?
Just to clarify: Hi. Just to clarify, there is no such thing as "adrenal fatigue". It's a made-up condition in the homeopathic community for which there is no scientific or clinical validity. Since linea nigra is real and adrenal fatigue is not, there is no relationship between the two. ...Read more
Rarer: I don't know the incidence. It may occur is about 75% of pregnant women. It is no where's near this common in women who aren't pregnant but I could not find stats on this. ...Read more
Is it possible to have linea nigra w/o being pregnant? Lmp 10/28/12 no sex since 9/2 even w/ that took a planb. So what's the deal?
Could be hormonal: A linea nigra (literally "black line") can run either upward or downward (or both) from the belly button. Do you take birth control pills? They raise your hormone levels, like pregnancy does, and can cause linea nigra. If not, you could be secreting abnormal levels of hormones from your adrenal gland (or elsewhere), and you should see your doctor for lab tests. ...Read more
My pregnancy test was negative and I got a depo shot. After a few weeks I now have a linea nigra, could I be pregnant or is it the birth control?
Are you sure...: First of all, be absolutely certain that you are not pregnant. If there is any question, then have a blood test performed. This is also possibly related to hormonal imbalances such as occurs with pcos. ...Read more
Hi good day, I wanna ask how can I get rid of linea nigra/alba, I am not pregnant how can this happen?
See a dermatologist: Or plastic surgeon there are many creams and preparations you can try. ...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?
Get it checked.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more
My wife is 11 week pregnant and we went for sonography. The NT came 2mm. Her age is 24yrs please suggest what does it mean?
Dr, is it necessary to do NT or quadruple scan in pregnancy? If we found any defect in baby is there any medicine to solve the defects?
I have habit of eating raw rice frequently im NT able to control myself..! planning to get pregnant n m scared if it will effect bad? any solution?
A habit to break...: Raw rice won't harm your pregnancy unless it is contaminated with a germ that can harm your pregnancy. When rice is cooked, all the germs are killed and its the best way to eat rice when you are pregnant. You should work on breaking this habit prior to "trying" to get pregnant. Get help from a therapist if you can't do it on your own. Best wishes! ...Read more
It depends: It depends based on the test you use. Most OTC urine pregnancy test manufacturer will note on the box or insert how many days after sex you can expect the test to be accurate. Different tests are different. On average, it can be detected 10 days after a missed menstrual period. If concern, consider taking a blood/serum HCG test which is more reliable from your doctor's office/lab. ...Read more