Read below about skin darkening of the thigh(s), including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your skin darkening of the thigh(s) from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

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3 Potential Skin Darkening of the Thigh(s) Causes

  1. 1.Hemochromatosis

    Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in the body. This can be hereditary or caused by another condition like liver failure.

    Lifelong

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), joint pain, decreased sex drive, frequent urination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Adrenoleukodystrophy

    Adrenoleukodystrophy describes a family of closely related inherited disorders of fat metabolism. It is a condition that is passed down from parent to child and affects mostly males. People affected with the disease cannot break down certain large fats, which accumulate in the nervous system, adrenal gland, and testes as a result, disrupting normal activity.

    Adrenoleukodystrophy is a chronic genetic disease that requires lifelong management.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, vomiting, hearing loss, general weakness, involuntary defecation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Adrenal Insufficiency

    The adrenal gland's outer layer produces hormones such as cortisol and aldosterone, which control many important functions of the body such as blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, and urine production. In adrenal insufficiency, not enough of these hormones are produced, leading to symptoms such as fatigue and weakness, appetite and weight loss, nausea, and vomiting.

    Adrenal insufficiency is a chronic condition that requires lifelong management, and can be fatal if not treated.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    depressed mood, anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Skin Darkening of the Thigh(s)

  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Skin Darkening of the Thigh(s) Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced skin darkening of the thigh(s) have also experienced:

    • 12% Skin That Is Darker Than It Used to Be
    • 6% Abdomen Itch
    • 6% Dry, Flaking Skin
  • People who have experienced skin darkening of the thigh(s) were most often matched with:

    • 31% Hemochromatosis
    • 12% Adrenoleukodystrophy
    • 6% Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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