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Are dark spots on bikini line due to skin cancer or STD?

I am roughly 8 weeks pregnant (maybe further, irregular periods, waiting for doc apt) I have had a dark tarnish color spot on my bikini line and it continues to get more spots and seems to be spreading my family has a lot of history with skin cancer so I am wondering if it could symptom of pregnancy, possible skin cancer or even an std? Please help cannot get doc apt for 3 more weeks!
Thu, 13 Aug 2020
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Hi,

No need to worry of cancer. Skin cancers usually present as new changes on preexisting skin lesions. It is common for skin hyper-pigmentation over skin folds during pregnancy, due to hormonal changes. Stay relaxed, and show to your doctor during the appointment.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician
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Are dark spots on bikini line due to skin cancer or STD?

Hi, No need to worry of cancer. Skin cancers usually present as new changes on preexisting skin lesions. It is common for skin hyper-pigmentation over skin folds during pregnancy, due to hormonal changes. Stay relaxed, and show to your doctor during the appointment. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician