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The Linea nigra is seen in pregnant women (the pregnancy hormones are responsible for its appearance). If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any new symptoms. Wait and watch for your periods. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). An ultrasound scan done would also help in confirming/ruling out pregnancy and if you are pregnant, approximate gestational age can be confirmed. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and management. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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