Increased pigmentation of these areas may be a normal occurrence of aging or may represent an hormonal imbalance or be caused by chronic irritation. Your doctor should be able to perform an examination and order the necessary blood test to determine why this is happening. There are skin bleaching creams used to lighten the skin that may be appropriate depending on the cause. Seeing a Dermatologist may be helpful. Thank you for your question. J. Kyle Mathews, MD
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. MedHelp 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.