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Old 05-10-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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ive never really had the guts to talk to anyone about this because i get totally embarassed but after seeing all the support people give on this board, heck why not give it a try. ok my question is, does anyone else have dark under arms? i dont know what its called but its the same thing that happends in between some peoples thighs.. is there anything i can do to get rid of that color.. maybe go see a skin doctor for bleaching ect? ive tryed those bleaching creams from the store but they dont seem to do anything. also, my skin tone is olive so people can see it when i were tank tops but ive seen people who are a lot bigger than myself and they dont have that problem.
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Do you have diabetes or insulin issues? It could be a sign of that
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Acanthosis nigricans is a disorder that may begin at any age. It causes velvety, light-brown-to-black, markings usually on the neck, under the arms or in the groin. Acanthosis nigricans is most often associated with obesity.

Eating too much of the wrong foods, especially starches and sugars, can cause insulin resistance. This will result in elevated insulin levels. Most patients with acanthosis nigricans have a higher insulin level than those of the same weight without acanthosis nigricans. Elevated levels of insulin in most cases probably cause acanthosis nigricans. The elevated insulin levels in the body activates insulin receptors in the skin, forcing it to grow abnormally. Reducing the circulating insulin by dieting or medication can lead to improvement of the skin problem.

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I have the dark underarms. It's from diabetes. You could be diabetic. I'm type 2. Basically, I don't think it goes away.
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ive had this problem ever since i can remeber, thats why i dont think its diabetes.. then again it could be. i dont even want to think about it anymore.
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I have it too. It's faded a bit since I've started working out, but it's still there. If you look in my progress pics, it's really evident in some of my "flexing" pics. Oh well. I'll just deal with it. I don't have type 2 diabetes, but came really close and probably would have ended up with it some day.
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Pinup, it doesn't mean you have diabetes, those with other insulin issues like PCOS also can have the dark patches. It could also be a sign of something else. I would say it is worthwhile to talk to your doctor. They could tell you if it is something simple or something more serious.
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The link below will address your question directly!
http://www.doctorslounge.com/dermato...opic-1881.html
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The link below will address your question directly!
http://www.doctorslounge.com/dermato...opic-1881.html
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Thanks for sharing. That explains everything, because I sweat like a pig!
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