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14 Jan 2008

Thyroid
Can an overactive or inactive thyroid cause pigmentation? I am on the pill (yasmin), use sunscreen, but still get pigmentation? Will Laser Therapy help? Please advise!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Denise
No thyroid problems don't usually cause pigmentation. Female hormones do however cause this - see http://dermnetnz.org/colour/melasma.html
Dr Bets
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