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Irregular cycles, itchy lips, swelling, rashes, dryness, turning black

Hi Doc , my lips have started a horrible pattern of getting itchy at first, then swollen, rash (sometimes) then when that disappears they get extremely dry and turn BLACK! This starts just after or before my period? And it s cycle was unfamiliar with till last year July and hasn t stopped. Please, what is this and how do I get rid of it?
Asked On : Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.
The pigmentation of your lips is likely to be due to the hormonal changes that take palce in your body during the periods. These can decrease gradually over time. Using oral contraceptives might help you upto some extent by reducing the premenopausal symptoms.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.


Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi..dear tamara..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Black and dry lips..,itchy and swollen.,
it is also seen during menstrual period..,
usually associated with some hormonal disturbance..,
so do Hormonal assay..and evaluate it..,
My doubt is.... U have problem in Endometrium or ovaries...(PCOD)..,
Hence do all tests regarding and come to final conclusion..,
consult good Gynecologist ...thanQ
Answered: Fri, 11 May 2012
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