My husband noticed two weeks ago that I had a light yellow ???bruise??? (as he called it) on either side of my neck (in the crease). I couldn???t see it at all until last week, and then only when I was in the sun. Now it???s quite a bit darker (like a darker bruise, still yellowish), and very noticeable. It doesn???t hurt, or itch, and it???s the same texture as the rest of my skin. I don???t know of any reason it would be a bruise (ie an injury, or something tight around my neck).
A quick search on google seems to point to Acanthosis Nigricans, but it???s not anything like the pictures, nor is it a different texture, or ???thicker???. Maybe it???s just starting. It apparently shows up on a lot in people who are insulin resistant, and perhaps I am, but I???ve been faithfully paleo for 5 months, so why show up now? Of course, I recognize that I probably was insulin resistant before paleo, and I still could be (I was and am overweight).
Has this happened to anyone else?
asked byJill_E_ (258)
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on August 03, 2012
at 02:44 PM
I'm not saying it was aliens....but it was aliens.
on July 26, 2012
at 08:16 PM
Sounds like jaundice, which usually starts near the top of the body (head, face, neck), and the yellow coloring works its way down as it progresses. Go to a doctor and get a hepatitis and a liver function test at your soonest convenience (likely not an ER situation, but try to make an appointment in the next week or two.) Sometimes hepatitis can be silent for a very long time and randomly become symptomatic, so it could just be coincidence with the change in diet, or it could be that you have added something that is stressing your liver.
Have you added a lot of orange or yellow vegetables to your diet, or started supplementing with beta carotene? Sometimes those cause a yellowing of the skin too.