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Doctor insights on: What Skin Pigmentation Disorders Can Be Caused By Pregnancy

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What skin pigmentation disorders can be caused by pregnancy?

What skin pigmentation disorders can be caused by pregnancy?

Skin and Pregnancy: The skin is definitely affected by the hormonal changes in pregnancy. Among the changes are: darkening of areas (freckles, nipples, inner thigh), linea nigra (dark vertical line on the belly), worsening of acne, melasma (darkening of sun exposed areas of face), spider veins, and of course stretch marks. Once the hormones return to normal, most of these may return to normal. ...Read more

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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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Do most skin pigmentation disorders affect a person’s overall health?

Do most skin pigmentation disorders affect a person’s overall health?

No: Most skin pigmentation disorders do not affect a person's overall health. However, they can be associated with other health concerns. Patients should seek evaluation any time there is a new or changing skin pigmentation issue to obtain a proper diagnosis and have other associated diseases assessed. For example, vitiligo is not dangerous in itself, it is associated with thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to detect various skin pigmentation disorders?

What tests can be done to detect various skin pigmentation disorders?

Skin biopsy: Many pigmentary disorders are diagmosed clinically, by the way they look, and associated symptoms. If there is doubt, a skin biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

Various: Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors of internal organs. You are probably referring to vitiligo, which is essentially a auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that characterize skin pigmentation disorder?

What are the symptoms that characterize skin pigmentation disorder?

Pigmentation Disorde: Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Skin cells give your skin color by making a substance called melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin pigmentation disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Skin pigmentation disorder?

Skin pigmentation: Skin color is derived from a pigment called melanin. Different medical conditions can cause an increase or decrease in melanin which can affect the body in general or just some areas. This affects skin color. ...Read more

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What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more

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What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

Ichthyosis: Ichthyosis (fish scale disease) is an inherited condition characterized by dry scaly skin as a result in defective skin barrier function. The most common subtype is ichthyosis vulgaris, which is pigmentless.The rare subtype, epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, is characterized by retained thickened scales in skin folds, giving the appearance of "dirty skin" even though no pigment is actually deposited. ...Read more

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What can cause a dark skin pigmentation on my neck ?

Many things: Acanthosis nigricans causes dark, velvety patches of skin on the neck & skin folds and since it can be associated with diabetes or other health issues, it is important to have it looked at. Many other causes exist: sun-exposure, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, tinea versicolor, other rashes & even retained dirt (terra firma-forme) are just a few! see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. Broken lid vessels lead to pigmentation. Certain glaucoma eye drops are known for skin pigmentation, as is Latisse (bimatoprost) for eyelash growth (if it gets onto the skin). Decreased pigmentation can occur which cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) and vitiligo. ...Read more

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What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read more

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What would cause splotchy skin pigmentation changes on my chest, shoulders, and neck that pop up every summer ?

Tinea versicolor: This is a benign fungal infection. The fungus prevents even tanning that becomes more apparent upon getting sun exposure, particularly in the summer. You can treat it by applying a dandruff shampoo like Nizoral (ketoconazole) for 10 minutes before showering each day for 1-2 weeks. This will often eliminate the fungus and the skin color will then gradually even out upon additional tanning. ...Read more

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Cortisol is 651 - T4 Free 14.9 - TSH 5.610 - Male 33 could this be Addison Disease - Skin Pigmentation also - Male 33 - Thin build.

Cortisol is 651 - T4 Free 14.9 - TSH 5.610 - Male 33 could this be Addison Disease - Skin Pigmentation also - Male 33 - Thin build.

Doubt it: Hi. I am not familiar with the units you measure cortisol in in Ireland, but if it the units I suspect (which would be 23 in the units we use), it would be very unlikely to be Addison's. You could have poor adrenal reserve, or the circumstances (e.g., stress) the cortisol 651 was drawn under could perhaps make one think yours should have been higher. With uncertainties, I can't be absolute. ...Read more

Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...Read more