So, I'm 7ish weeks pregnant. I got up today to take a shower and I noticed my groin area..my outer labia to about 2 or 3 inches out onto my thighs has turned dark reddish brown (I am caucasian).
What on earth would cause this to happen so suddenly?
I am over weight, and some areas on my body, like groin but closer to my butt and underarms have been this way for quite a long time, presumably from friction..but this literally came on over night.
Is this related to pregnancy? My areola have darkened, and I'm starting to show signs of the linea nigra on my belly, but this is strange, and I didn't have this last pregnancy.
I know this darkening is common in diabetics and people with PCOS, neither of which I have.
The only thing that I can think of is I found a link online that said something about a sudden surge in insulin can cause quick darkening of skin in these areas that are commonly affected in diabetics...I have had really awful nausea this pregnancy, and all I've really been able to keep down are simple carbs, am I giving myself gestational diabetes already?
I talked to my midwife about my diet and lack of exercise, and she said not to worry about it to rest when I need to rest and eat what I can, and stay hydrated, then focus more on nutrition and fitness in the 2nd trimester. I havent spoken with her yet about the darkening.
ETA: I don't think I have a yeast infection, although it could be a possibility-- thoughts?