Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I was suffering from irregular periods. Now it is almost normal for the last 4 months. My problem is my dark neck. Rough and dark skin developed. Please tell me some way to get rid of this.
It typically occurs in individuals younger than age 40, may be genetically inherited, and is associated with obesity or endocrinopathies, such as hypothyroidism, acromegaly, polycystic ovary disease, insulin-resistant diabetes, or Cushing's disease You should be screened for diabetes and, although rare, cancer. Controlling blood glucose levels through exercise and diet often improves symptoms. It is likely to improve in circumstances where a known cause is removed. For example, obesity-related pigmentation will improve with weight loss, and drug-induced is likely to resolve when the drug is ceased. Hereditary variants may or may not fade with age, and malignancy-associated variants may, after a malignancy is removed, fade For medication consult online in private
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Darkening of neck could be due to obesity or thickening of skin around neck area. This could be due to PCOS as you also had irregular menses. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs. It is more of Lifestyle Disorder. You will have to take care of diet, exercise and reduce stress level. Darkening can be reduced through medication and some procedures like QSL or chemical peel. Kindly visit some dermatologist for best treatment.
This description sounds like acanthosis nigricans. This is a condition where your skin folds like underarms, inner thighs or groin, neck and face becomes dark. It is either genetic or due to sedantry lifestyle and overweight. This can be treated. Please contact me with photos using online consult option for proper diagnosis, treatment advice and prescription.
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