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Possibility of Addison's Disease

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I have a black colour in between my front teeth and lips.I am thinking it is due to tobacco using in that part. there is no pain. But after reading al these things i stopped using that and in my sleep also i am getting doubt that i have cancer....may its anly a doubt......please advice all u can tell

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replied March 25th, 2010
Dental Health Answer A10937

Black color in between front teeth and lips might be related to using tobacco. One serious medical condition that might be related to the black color you mentioned might be Addison’s disease. Addison’s disease is a disorder in which the adrenal glands produce insufficient steroid hormones.

The most common symptoms include: fatigue, dizziness, weight loss, diarrhea, sweating, sudden drops in blood pressure and hyperpigmentation. The hyperpigmentation occurs even on places that are not exposed to sun like: the palms, nipples and the inside of the cheeks on the buccal mucosa.

You might want to visit an endocrinologist to rule out this serious condition. In your particular case, Addison’s disease is not likely because the other symptoms are easy to be recognized and would have been already mentioned.

However, you might want to pay a visit to an endocrionologist just to be on the safe side.

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