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What skin pigmentation disorders can be caused by pregnancy?

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Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
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Dr. Jessica Davis
Family Medicine

In brief: Chloasma & more

In general, pregnancy hormones stimulate changes that cause hyperpigmentation, or skin darkening.
Chloasma (called melasma if unrelated to pregnancy) is when the darkening occurs on the face. Linea nigra is a darkening of the linea alba, a vertical line from your belly button to your pubic bone. Good news is that all generally return to normal a few weeks after delivery!

In brief: Chloasma & more

In general, pregnancy hormones stimulate changes that cause hyperpigmentation, or skin darkening.
Chloasma (called melasma if unrelated to pregnancy) is when the darkening occurs on the face. Linea nigra is a darkening of the linea alba, a vertical line from your belly button to your pubic bone. Good news is that all generally return to normal a few weeks after delivery!
Dr. Jessica Davis
Dr. Jessica Davis
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