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What can i do for dark lines on neck and armpits in pregnancy ?

Dark lines on my neck folds and armpits in my pregnancy .. Is it because of iron tablets? Hi.. Im pregnant in my 9th month and i take multivitamins and iron supplements as prescribed by my doctor . Now in tlhe folds on my neck, dark lines are developed.. Also my armpits also got very dark.. Is this because of my iron tablets? What can i do to reduce these dark lines?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Aug 2011
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  User's Response
hello. Dark lines during pregnancy is very common problem among women. There is nothing to worry. It occours due to hormonal changes. i think u can contact ur gynecologist for preventive ointment, bcouse as far as i know, there is no medicine to prevent it. it will disappear autometically after the delivery.
Answered: Tue, 2 Aug 2011
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hi welcome to HCM.These changes are because of hormonal changes during pregnancy, which stimulate a temporary increase in body's production of melanin. The areas of increased pigmentation will probably fade within a few months after delivery and your skin should return to its normal shade, although in some women the changes never completely disappear.its not because of iron tablets also ok.have a happy and tension less pregnancy
Answered: Tue, 2 Aug 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.What you have is hyper pigmentation due to pregnancy.In pregnancy due to changes in hormones at times this is very common.Do not worry,it has nothing do with iron tablets.After pregnancy this should go.
wishing you good health.
Answered: Tue, 2 Aug 2011
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