Skip to content


Related Reading:
Will Insurance Cover Plastic Surgery?
5 Foods for More Beautiful Skin

Find more info see our Healthy Beauty Center

If your question is not related to cosmetic procedures, anti-aging, or beauty please post it on Skin Problems & Treatments Community.
Discoloration/Darkening of Skin Around Navel
bh0307 posted:
I am a 47 year old woman, not pregnant, and no belly button piercing. I noticed last week that abruptly there is a darkening or discoloration of my skin around my navel. It is in a random shape. I have only exposed my stomach once or twice for a short time to the sun this spring, approximately 10 minutes at a time. My stomach usually tans evenly and this darker area showed up several days after the last exposure. What could be causing this?
sohan555 responded:
There might not be a definite reason for this,it maybe just because of aging,however you must consult this with a doctor before doing anything.One more thing which you can do is find a natural solution for this strange thing as there are no side effects for it. To know a fuller,appropriate and a complete natural solution,go to

Featuring Experts

Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

Helpful Tips

Exfoliate 2 to 3 times per weekExpert
All skin types can benefit from exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. For sensitive skin, use a gentle ... More
Was this Helpful?
36 of 45 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon - Robert Kotler, MD ,FACS

Dr. Robert Kotler gets beneath the surface to discuss selecting a cosmetic surgeon, computer imaging, celebrity makeovers and more...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.