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Doctor insights on: Skin Discoloration Dark Spots Face Late Pregnancy

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Are skin discoloration and dark spots on face late in pregnancy normal?

Are skin discoloration and dark spots on face late in pregnancy normal?

Melasma: Increased pigmentation on the face during pregnancy or other hormonal changes is called melasma. It is not recommended to treat melasma during pregnancy or while breast feeding - however, thereafter, skin lighteners (including hydroquinone or other herbal products), chemical peels, and ipl laser treatments may help. Melasma can be challenging to correct, but will often lighten at least bit. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Discharge: I would be concerned that this may be ruptured membranes. You should be seen for an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Period 1 month late, pregnancy test negative, but the line was very dark and thick.. will get a blood test in a few days.. Could I be pregnant?

Period 1 month late, pregnancy test negative, but the line was very dark and thick.. will get a blood test in a few days.. Could I be pregnant?

Package insert: Compare your test result to the image portrayed in the package insert that came with your pregnancy test. A negative test is reliable. If you are uncertain of the interpretation of the test result then a blood pregnancy test is reasonable. ...Read more

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Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late pregnancy?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Are severe allergic reactions common in late pregnancy and will it go away?

Are severe allergic reactions common in late pregnancy and will it go away?

Not necessarily: Severe allergic reactions can occur at any time including any time during pregnancy. The effect of pregnancy can have many effects on susceptibility (higher risk of sinus infections) and asthma (may worsen, improve or stay same), but shouldn't increase the risk of severe allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Is constipation in late pregnancy bad?

Is constipation in late pregnancy bad?

Not for baby: Constipation in pregnancy isn't bad for baby, though sometimes it can be a sign of dehydration or not drinking enough water. Increased risk of hemorroids is not fun. Drink as much as you can and if still constipated, consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent as very safe in pregnancy and super effective. ...Read more

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How can you deal with severe groin pain during late pregnancy?

How can you deal with severe groin pain during late pregnancy?

Rest: Slow and steady wins the race. Muscle strain related to mechanical adjustments of the pregnancy can be exacerbated by activities such as heavy lifting, quick movements, etc... ...Read more

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Is it alright to watch/ listen to fireworks during late pregnancy ?

Is it alright to watch/ listen to fireworks during late pregnancy ?

Yes: Imagine if you were in a swimming pool and there were fireworks in the sky above you. The decibel level wouldn't harmful in the least :-) have fun and hope you have a great delivery! ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Sudy
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Black Colored Skin (Definition)

Skin discoloration is a symptom in which a person has color changes on part or all of his skin. Color changes may be related to skin problems such as bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc. ...Read more