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Hyperpigmentation is a type of skin darkening that occurs when certain skin cells release more pigment (dark color). Hyperpigmentation can be the symptom of some severe diseases (e.g. Addison's, scleroderma), and any such symptoms require prompt professional medical investigation....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Hyperpigmentation.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
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Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hyperpigmentation may include:
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hyperpigmentation. Some of these are listed below :
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hyperpigmentation. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Hyperpigmentation as a symptom include:
Excessive pigmentation of the skin, usually as a result of increased epidermal or dermal melanin pigmentation, hypermelanosis. Hyperpigmentation can be localized or generalized. The condition may arise from exposure to light, chemicals or other substances, or from a primary metabolic imbalance.
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The list of organs typically affected by Hyperpigmentation may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Hyperpigmentation mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hyperpigmentation. Of the 151 causes of Hyperpigmentation that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Hyperpigmentation' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Hyperpigmentation or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hyperpigmentation based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hyperpigmentation, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Hyperpigmentation:
Medical Conditions associated with Hyperpigmentation:
Symptoms related to Hyperpigmentation:
Dark skin (136 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Redness (534 causes), Blueness (439 causes), Whitening (69 causes), Hypopigmentation (71 causes), Orange skin (14 causes), Mole, Birthmark, Chloasma (7 causes), Melanoderma, Addison's Disease, Eczema (227 causes), Scleroderma, PCOS, Cigarette smoke
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