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Dark Neck (did it go away after sleeve??)



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The medical term is called

Acanthosis nigricans. I’ve had it since I was a child. I’m dark skinned but it’s still very noticeable. I’ve lost 33 pounds since surgery 7 weeks ago. Does anyone who struggles with this have any success stories? Or what should I be doing now to make sure it goes away

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My understanding was that this is related to PCOS. I'm not sure if weight loss alone will help if PCOS is still an issue.

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This is due to insulin resistance (sign of PCOS as well). Generally the more weight you lose, the less insulin resistant you are. Bariatric surgery also alters/improves several hormones that help improve IR.

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Thx, I’m having faith it will go away completely

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Mine has faded, but is not completely gone (yet). Also hoping it will go away completely after more weight loss.

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