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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?

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

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I have a linea nigra but not pregnant is there a connection between the linea nigra and adrenal fatigue which I belive I have?

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

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How typical is it to have a linea nigra and not be pregnant?

How typical is it to have a linea nigra and not be pregnant?

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

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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?

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

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What to do if I have a linea nigra but i'm not pregnant?

What to do if I have a linea nigra but i'm not pregnant?

Don't worry: 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

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What do you recommend if I have a linea nigra but i'm not pregnant?

What do you recommend if I have a linea nigra but i'm not pregnant?

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

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At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

It is up to her.: I personally don't like some types of movies - so whether pregnant or not, I avoid watching things that are unduly upsetting. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

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

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My husband does'nt produce enough semen to get me pregnant how should he improve this?

My husband does'nt produce enough semen to get me pregnant how should he improve this?

Urologist: Only an evaluation by a fertility specialist and a urologist can get to the bottom of that. Sometimes medicines or surgery can improve things but only after we figure out what the specific problem is. ...Read more

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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?

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?

NT= 2 ??: I am not sure what NT stands for but... Just as there are standard curves for growth in wt an length and head circumphrence there is a spread around the mean. What we really are looking for most closely is the continuing growth of th fetus. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Its elective: Some of the issues associated with Down's syndrome and spina bifida require specialty hospital/surgeons to be available, so knowing the results ahead of time will allow your physician to either have you deliver at those sites or consult someone before delivery ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long does it take before I find out if I'm pregnant r nt?

How long does it take before I find out if I'm pregnant r nt?

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

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If I have a fiancée that drinks n smokes a lot, can affect me in anyway NT to get pregnant?

If I have a fiancée that  drinks n smokes a lot, can affect me in anyway NT to get pregnant?

Yes: Second hand smoke can affect you and your baby. Not as much as you doing the smoking, but it can cause problems for you and your baby. Do him a favor and help him stop smoking. ...Read more