Brown Line From The Genitals To Below The Navel?
hello, I am 15 years old, I have a brown line from my genitals to below the navel, after I searched on google it said linea nigra means pregnant, but I did not have sex, because I was so scared I took a pregnancy test and the result was negative. but until now there is still a line then I searched again from google and someone said that ” u003cspan style = ” caret-color: # 505657; color: # 505657; font-family: AcuminPro, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; ” u003eWomen who are not pregnant, the possibility of hyperpigmentation is caused by melasma or blackness of the skin due to increased production of melanocytes which increase melanin pigment “, can you please explain, what is the meaning of this sentence? thank you u003c / span u003e
Hello, good morning, Gabriella.
The linea nigra is a brown or black line that extends across a person's stomach, usually extending from the navel to the pubic bone. Although this line is usually seen during pregnancy, this line can also appear before pregnancy, which is a lighter color than in pregnant women (called linea alba), so if you are not pregnant but have this line you don't need to worry. .
The mechanism for the formation of this line is still uncertain, but in pregnant women this line is formed due to high levels of the hormones estrogen and progeterone and stimulates melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells are melanin-forming cells, where melanin is a skin pigment that produces a dark color in the skin. In general, women who are not pregnant have the same cause, namely due to increased hormones that cause increased melanin production. Especially in Asian people, where the levels of melanocyte cells are more so that the possibility of this line to appear before pregnancy is greater. The chances of this line appearing will also be greater if you have a habit of sunbathing or wearing clothes with an open stomach so that your stomach is exposed to the sun. This line can also occur in reproductive diseases such as PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), but if you have never experienced complaints such as irregular menstruation, pain during menstruation, excessive hair growth, skin tends to be oily and acne, gain weight, etc., then you don't have to worry about it.
That's all, hope it helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa