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What can I do if my skin is changing while I am pregnant?

What can I do if my skin is changing while I am pregnant?

Hydrate with water: The solution to pollution is dilution. Make sure you're getting plenty of water intake. An easy measuring stick is to look at your urine, especially first of the morning. If it is dark yellow then you may be getting dehydrated, but if it is more clear yellow, then you're probably getting enough water intake. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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How can I emotionally handle changes to my skin and appearance after pregnancy?

How can I emotionally handle changes to my skin and appearance after pregnancy?

Difficult: This is tough. Pregnancy hormones cause many changes to the skin: drk areas and dark lines, moles that grow and darken, acne, rashes etc. Most changes improve or resolve after delivery but can taken a long time. Some women try bleaching but the pigment changes extend down to deep layers of the epidermis, which require a long time to clear through slow exfoliation. Avoid the sun. ...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?

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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Early pregnancy symptoms..My skin was really dry and flaky on my hands and face, then almost over night. It changed, oily.Pregnancy sign?

Early pregnancy symptoms..My skin was really dry and flaky on my hands and face, then almost over night. It changed, oily.Pregnancy sign?

Pregnancy/Oily Skin: If you have a problem with acne already, your acne may become more irritated during pregnancy. The extra hormones in your body cause your oil glands to secrete more oil, which can cause breakouts. ...Read more

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Obgyn & dermatologist looked at spots on vulva & said they were normal (moles or pregnancy changes). They look bulging under skin and purple. Venous?

Obgyn & dermatologist looked at spots on vulva & said they were normal (moles or pregnancy changes). They look bulging under skin and purple.  Venous?

Exam needed: We will not be able to guess without being able to do an exam and see what the lesions look like. It sounds like your Obgyn and a dermatologist have done an exam. Schedule a follow up visit to have them clarify the diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more