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why am I getting the linea nigra line? I am not pregnant.

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why am I getting the linea nigra line? I am not pregnant.
Linea Nigra is is caused by an increase in melanin, usually triggered by an increase in hormone levels, usually estrogen. Being on birth control pills can sometimes cause the linea nigra to form.

Other causes which can cause the linea nigra to form are PCOS which cause an increase in male hormones and other hormonal abnormalities and adrenal insufficiency.

If you areon Birth control, then that is probably the cause of your linea nigra.

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no i am not on birth control

Then you need to be tested for PCOS and adrenal insufficiency. Please consult your doctor.

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