I am a 29 year old black women. I have had a dark line running up my stomach since I can remember. What is it? When I decided to look into it I found nothing but what was called Line Nigra, but that is related to pregnancy. I am not pregnant and never has been as far as I know. What is this line? Does it tell me anything?
Hi, I was wondering the same thing. I have had it as well even before I got pregnant. I don't know what it is either. I am also African American. But good question I want to know exactly what it is as well.
I am the most disgusting white you've ever seen.......and pregnant lol but I read that the linea negra is a line that acrtually is present on every woman. It is just not usually visible. It gets darker during pregnancy due to hormones and the darker the skin, the darker it gets. Sooooo....as for having it when you aren't pregnant, I am not sure what causes it to be so prominant! (I guess I'm not much help...but just wanted to let you know that it is normal! :))
I am a 56 yr old black woman and I have two daughters. I have had the line all the days of my life. Even today it is as dark as ever. I do not know if it got darker when I was pregnant. I do know that my sister in law who is Porta Rican does not have the line and has never seen it on her self. Every other blace woman in my life has it.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.