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Birthmarks and other abnormal skin pigmentation is caused by the body's inability to produce enough melanin. Abnormal skin pigmentation can cause conditions such as vitiligo, pigmentation loss, melasma, albinism, port wine stains, macular stains and hemangioma.


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    • Itching (Pruritus) Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection...learn more »
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      Itching (Pruritus) Article
      • Itch facts
      • What is an itch?
      • What are associated symptoms and signs of itching (pruritus)?
      • What causes itching?
      • How is the cause of itching diagnosed?
      • Should people scratch the itch?
      • What are topical itch treatments? Are there any home remedies for itching?
      • What are oral itch treatments?
      • Can itching be prevented?
      • When should the doctor be consulted for itching (pruritus)?
      • What are possible complications of itching?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for itching?
    • Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) There are many symptoms involved in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. The first early pregnancy symptom is typically...learn more »
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      Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
      • Pregnancy facts*
      • Introduction
      • What is the first trimester (week 1-week 12)?
      • What is the second trimester (week 13-week 28)?
      • What is the third trimester (week 29-week 40)?
      • How will my baby develop week by week?
      • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester of her pregnancy?
      • Body aches
      • Breast changes
      • Constipation
      • Dizziness
      • Fatigue, sleep problems
      • Heartburn and indigestion
      • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
      • Itching
      • Leg cramps
      • Morning sickness
      • Nasal problems
      • Numb or tingling hands
      • Stretch marks, skin changes
      • Swelling
      • Urinary frequency and leaking
      • Varicose veins
    • Pernicious Anemia Pernicious anemia is a blood disorder in which the body does not make enough red blood cells due to a lack of vitamin B12 in the...learn more »
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      Pernicious Anemia Article
      • Pernicious anemia facts
      • What is pernicious anemia?
      • What is megaloblastic anemia?
      • What causes pernicious anemia?
      • Is pernicious anemia the same as vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia?
      • What are the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency/ pernicious anemia?
      • How is pernicious anemia/vitamin B-12 deficiency diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for pernicious anemia and vitamin B-12 deficiency?
      • Can pernicious anemia/ vitamin B-12 deficiency be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for pernicious anemia/ vitamin B-12 deficiency?
    • Melanoma Melanoma is a type of skin cancer which begins in skin cells called melanocytes and affects more than 53,600 people in the United...learn more »
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      Melanoma Article
      • Melanoma facts
      • What is melanoma?
      • What does melanoma look like? What are melanoma symptoms and signs?
      • What if the skin changes are rapid or dramatic?
      • What are the causes and risk factors for melanoma?
      • How can people estimate their level of risk for melanoma?
      • What are the types of melanoma?
      • How is melanoma diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for melanoma?
      • How do doctors determine the prognosis (outlook) of a melanoma?
      • What methods are available to help prevent melanoma?
      • Conclusions
      • What research is being done on melanoma?
      • Where can people get more information about melanoma?
    • Varicose Veins Varicose vein: A dilated (widened) tortuous (twisting) vein, usually involving a superficial vein in the leg, often associated...learn more »
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      Varicose Veins Article
      • Varicose veins and spider veins facts
      • What are veins and what is their function?
      • What are varicose veins and spider veins?
      • Varicose vein and spider vein pictures
      • Who gets varicose and spider veins?
      • What causes varicose and spider veins?
      • What are varicose vein symptoms?
      • How are varicose veins evaluated (diagnosed)?
      • What treatments are available for varicose veins and spider veins?
      • How can compression stockings help with varicose veins?
      • What is sclerotherapy?
      • Pictures of sclerotherapy treatment
      • What are potential side effects and complications of sclerotherapy?
      • What surgical procedures are available to treat varicose veins?
      • Can laser be used to treat varicose and spider veins?
      • What type of doctors provide treatments for varicose and spider veins?
      • What are the side effects of these treatments?
      • How can varicose veins be prevented?
    • Vitiligo Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin turns white due to the loss of pigment from the melanocytes, cells that produce the...learn more »
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      Vitiligo Article
      • Vitiligo facts*
      • What is vitiligo?
      • What causes vitiligo?
      • Who is affected by vitiligo?
      • What are vitiligo symptoms and signs?
      • Will the white patches spread?
      • How is vitiligo diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for vitiligo?
      • What can people do to cope with vitiligo?
      • What research is being done on vitiligo?
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Terms related to Birthmarks and Other Skin Pigmentation Problems:

  • Albinism
  • Hemangioma
  • Macular Stains
  • Pigmented Birthmarks
  • Port-wine Stains
  • Skin Pigmentation Problems