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Pregnant with purple skin on the abdomen. What is it?

Hello, I am 34 weeks pregnant and have been noticing that sometimes half of my belly gets covered in mottled, purply skin. This happened last week but then disappeared after a day and has now come back today. I have not have a hot shower, banged my tummy in any way or anything that would explain the marks. Both times the skin is on the left side of the belly button. Please let me know what you think. With thanks
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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The mottled purply skin that you get after a hot shower is likely to be related to cholinergic stimulation or urticaria. Using a comparatively luke warm water will help in reducing the symptoms. This is self limiting and usually does not need a specific treatment.
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Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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