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Skin darkening in teenagers. Is that always normal due to pubertal hormonal changes?

Skin darkening in teenagers. Is that always normal due to pubertal hormonal changes?

Skin darkening: Your skin may be naturally light or dark depending on how much melanin your skin produces. Changes in melanin production can be due to a variety of conditions and some medications. Skin darkening can be due to changing hormone levels or medications, but it can also occur from exposure to ionizing radiation (such as the sun) or heavy metals. Radiation therapy can also cause an increase in skin pigm. ...Read more

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Skin Changes (Definition)

Skin changes is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, thickness changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Can all cancer patients lose their hair during chemo?

Can all cancer patients lose their hair during chemo?

No, not all: It depends on which drugs are being used by the patient. Some chemotherapy drugs cause complete hair loss, others cause partial loss and some drugs do not cause any hair loss. Many of the more modern drugs have minimal if any hair loss properties. These are the so called targeted agents...Not quite like chemotherapy they have a differnt spectrum of side effeects than those from chemo drugs .. ...Read more

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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more

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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more

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After doing a skin sparing and nipple/areola sparing mastectomy, followed by chemo and radiation, can the cancer return in my nipple, areola or skin?

After doing a skin sparing and nipple/areola sparing mastectomy, followed by chemo and radiation, can the cancer return in my nipple, areola or skin?

Rare, can happen: Unfortunately, recurrence of cancer can occur whether you have had a lumpectomy, mastectomy or nipple sparing mastectomy but only in a small number of patients. Your treating physicians will keep a close eye on you with regular checkups. As we don't know your case history details including the type of reconstruction it would be best to speak with your oncologist, breast and reconstructive surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

Medication: Begin with basic nausea medicines such as Compazine or phenergan, (promethazine) if not improved then more expensive medications such as Zofran or others. It also helps if patients avoid smells or foods that seem to trigger the symptom. Sometimes even perfumes and non food smells may be an issue and you can avoid them if suspected. Foods like crackers, 7-up, ginger ale or ginger root can help. ...Read more

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What physical changes occur during puberty?

What physical changes occur during puberty?

Girl or boy?: For girls, the secondary sexual characteristics change, the hips widen, the breasts develop, hair grows in an adult distribution, hormonal changes initiate ovulation and menstuation and later on the growth plates fuse. The frontal lobe remains in a rather disorganized and immature state leading to a lot of dramatic moods and confusion. Onset of an enhanced libido begins to distract. ...Read more

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Cancer: Can being in the year round hot sun in Florida cause early cataracts and skin cancer?

Cancer: Can being in the year round hot sun in Florida cause early cataracts and skin cancer?

Florida living: A lifetime of increased UV sun exposure (not heat),wherever it happens,is associated with a few things, including an increased risks of possible skin cancer,so be checked by the doctor Another fact is that cataracts (that form in everybody if they live long enough) will start to form a few years earlier if you have a lifetime of increased UV exposure, but there are other factors so have fun in FL ...Read more

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Tingly sensation in same nipple. Rarely in other. Ultrasound clear (dense breast tissue). No nipple changes. May occur more often during period. Norm?

Tingly sensation in same nipple. Rarely in other. Ultrasound clear (dense breast tissue). No nipple changes. May occur more often during period. Norm?

Hormonal fluctuation: As long as you were evaluated by a physician and had an imaging test to rule out any masses/cancers, then your symptoms are most likely normal and a result of hormonal fluctuations based on your menstrual cycle. If you'd like, you can prevent/control these changes by using birth control/contraception. Feel free to consult for more information on this and a prescription if needed. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause skin changes?

Does pregnancy cause skin changes?

Yes: Common concerns are increased pigmentation of the face (e.g. Along cheek bones and upper lip, often referred to as the mask of pregnancy) and abdominal stretch marks. Generally increased blood flow may cause a noticeable blush over the cheeks referred to as the pregnancy glow. Acne may become more problematic during pregnancy and spider veins may also develop. ...Read more

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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

Are due to hormones: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormone levels. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can make Change dark skin into light skin ?

Is there a surgery that can make Change dark skin into light skin ?

No: I think it would be more important to ask yourself why you would want to do such a thing. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can make Change dark skin into light skin ?

CHANGING SKIN COLOR: SORRY. THERE IS NO SURGICAL PROCEDURE TO CHANGE DARK SKIN INTO LIGHT SKIN. NOT YET, ANYWAY . . . ...Read more

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What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

Hair, pregnancy: Hirsutism does not change during pregnancy or breast feeding largely because hair that has already grown in will not go away unless shaved/ plucked/ etc. Hair thinning is not so much affected by PCOS to begin with, but women sometimes have temporary alterations in head hair, particularly after delivery. Check out telogen effluvium online. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can propofol exposure cause changes in your menstrual cycles?

Can propofol exposure cause changes in your menstrual cycles?

Menstrual changes: Propofol does not directly affect your menstrual cycles but the stress of surgery many times affects your menstrual cycle for that month. ...Read more

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What physical changes happen to your organs during elderly age?

What physical changes happen to your organs during elderly age?

Thanks for asking!: Decreased muscle size is what you will be see in physical changes as they age. Each organ has specific signs/symptoms and therefore there may be physical change. ...Read more

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Which type of cells tend to be damaged the most during chemotherapy and radiation treatments?

Which type of cells tend to be damaged the most during chemotherapy and radiation treatments?

Fast growing ones!: Chemotherapy and radiation therapy affect the most rapidly-growing cells, which are usually the cancer cells! but they also affect other fast growing cells including hair follicles, the cells lining your stomach and intestines, and your white blood cells. That explains the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Is it true that high import of sugar cause skin changes, blotches, etc?

Not aware: Probably high intake of any product may cause skin irregularities but within reasonable quantities, I am of aware of sugar causing specific skin changes. ...Read more

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My skin changes colors to dark when its cold why?

My skin changes colors to dark when its cold why?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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When I get cold sometimes my skin changes hue. Is this normal?

Yes that's normal: Changes in temperature can affect the small blood vessels or capillaries in the skin. When you get exposed to cold these vessels will shrink or constrict to reduce heat loss and the skin may become pale or bluish. In hot environments these vessels will dilate to give off excess heat and the skin will become pink or red. Some medicines or diseases such as low thyroid may make this worse. ...Read more

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My skin changes dramatically throughout the day, how can keep my skin healthier?

3 steps: Cleanse well...Exfoliate...And ...Hydrate..There are many different products that can do these things. Find the ones that are good for you and affordable. And remember to always apply spf.... ...Read more

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Any pregnancy skin changes?

Any pregnancy skin changes?

Stretch marks: The most significant change my patients have complained about is stretch marks. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause skin changes?

Yes: Common concerns are increased pigmentation of the face (e.g. Along cheek bones and upper lip, often referred to as the mask of pregnancy) and abdominal stretch marks. Generally increased blood flow may cause a noticeable blush over the cheeks referred to as the pregnancy glow. Acne may become more problematic during pregnancy and spider veins may also develop. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my skin changes after pregnancy?

How do I reduce my skin changes after pregnancy?

Wait a bit: Most of the skin changes in pregnancy will improve or resolve within about 6 months. Some (stretch marks, saggy skin) may not go away. All the dark pigment should go away. Your ob/gyn can tell you what won't improve. ...Read more

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Aside from hrt, is there anything i can do to deal with skin changes at menopause?

Aside from hrt, is there anything i can do to deal with skin changes at menopause?

BHRT. : The Estradiol and Progesterone deficiencies caused by menopause can accelerate skin wrinkling and dryness. The best treatment is to replace these hormones using bioidentical hrt. That is, hormones which are identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce if it could. ...Read more

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Could my skin changes & breast pain be anything serious?

Could my skin changes & breast pain be anything serious?

Maybe: Can't answer that it this forum. You need to see a doctor! some skin changes can be related to infection or rash - others may be cancer. You need a breast exam and probably imaging (mammogram and ultrasound). Get it checked! ...Read more

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My finger and foot skin changes color in for no reason alought?

My finger and foot skin changes color in for no reason alought?

A few things: Color changes in the fingers and/or toes may have circulatory or neurologic in origin. Raynaud's is a vasospatic condition that causes color and temperature changes. If these cause pain, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot go unnoticed for 1.5 years or more? Would you see skin changes or have pain?

Can a blood clot go unnoticed for 1.5 years or more? Would you see skin changes or have pain?

Blood clot: Blood clots may cause a spectrum of symptoms depending on the location and size. In extremities, blood clots can cause symptoms such as pain and swelling. In the lungs, blood clots can cause shortness of breath and chest pain. Because blood clots commonly involve deep vessels skin changes aren't usually seen. ...Read more

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What happens to the skin if you both have Ehlers Danlos (thinner and elastic skin) and scleroderma (thicker and stiffer skin)? Any skin changes?

Yes: Hi TakaishiS It might seem the two would cancel each other (EDS involves less effective collagen and stretchy skin, SD involves XS collagen deposition) but unfortunately it seems to be somewhat additive. Suggest you check our http://prettyill.com/forums/viewthread/531/#2699 and continue working with your regular practitioner. ...Read more

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Could u please describe the skin changes to the vulva due to yeast infection?

Could u please describe the skin changes to the vulva due to yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Common symptoms include red, swollen, tender, burning, and itching. There is usually a thick white discharge. Sometimes it can bad enough to cause the skin to crack with small fissures. ...Read more

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What are the skin changes / side effects of laser hair removal?

Few: If done correctly, laser hair removal is safe and effective, with few skin changes. Blistering and pigmentary changes can occasionally occur. ...Read more

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I am 16. I've noticed rapid skin changes on my face for the past 3 years. My face looks a lot darker than my arms. How can I recover my skin​ tone?

Protect it.: For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more

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Hi I had unproducted oral sex with csw. insertive .I hv some skin changes. no fever till now. @6 weeks I had pcr rna not detected. Is it conclusive?

Hi I had unproducted oral sex with csw. insertive .I hv some skin changes.  no fever till now.  @6 weeks I had pcr rna  not detected. Is it conclusive?

Yes: The activity is low-risk for you as far as HIV transmission. However, doing this stuff can get you a case of gonorrhea, and you can make friends with the wrong people. You may also be contributing to this mistreatment of the person who provided the services if you obtained this through a syndicate. And it's only gentlemanly to use a condom if you decide to do some more exploring. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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