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The area under my arms is very dark. I stay away from wearing sleeves blouses and clothes. Any suggesions?
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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This may be a condition called acanthosis nigricans, with patches of dark, velvety skin most often in the underarm and neck regions.
This can be a sign of Insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, or diabetes, especially in younger people. It can also be associated with cancer, particularly in older people.

In brief: See your doctor
This may be a condition called acanthosis nigricans, with patches of dark, velvety skin most often in the underarm and neck regions.
This can be a sign of Insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, or diabetes, especially in younger people. It can also be associated with cancer, particularly in older people.
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