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darker skin around vagina normal or abnormal?

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Im 30 now but since I was young girl teenager before having sex started to notice skin darken up around my vagina ... lips and clitorial are pink and purple normal but all skin around it on the out side of vagina and even in my inner legs started getting darker and darker... why did this happen? Can I use skin lighteners for such delicate area? its quite embarrassing to be naked ... normal or abnormal?
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replied September 23rd, 2011

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It is common to have genital area a little darker than the other skin parts.But if the skin is very much darker then it can be due to hormonal imbalance,hair removal creams if used,epilators etc.
Usually skin lighners do not help and being a very sensitive area it should be avoided.
You can consider visiting a Dermatologist for evaluation.

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