Keisha Sethi was surprised to find blue marks on her toilet seat, clothes, sheets and everything else she touched.
The pregnancy journey is often known for its bizarre nature, be it with respect to cravings or symptoms. However, there are rarer symptoms that further astonish pregnant women out of the blue! Keisha Sethi—who goes by @fitnesswithkeisha on TikTok—shared a video on the platform revealing one of the most unreal pregnancy symptoms she has ever come across. The mom-to-be mentioned in her video that her sweat was turning blue. “I’m currently experiencing the weirdest pregnancy symptom I have ever heard of,” said Sethi as she revealed that she was turning surfaces blue.
While sharing the instance, she said, “When I got up off the toilet seat, it was blue. And I was not even wearing any blue.” She added that she had worn a white top to bed the previous night and when she woke up, she found blue sweat stains on it. Further in the video, Sethi mentioned that she did her research and found that few other women had experienced the same symptom as her. In an interview with TODAY, Sethi remarked, “I was staining clothing, my sheets, everything was the color of denim. It made me feel quite anxious." The mum-to-be was then diagnosed with chromhidrosis.
According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, chromhidrosis is a condition that causes sweat glands to produce colored sweat mostly in the underarms, breasts and other areas that profusely sweat. It may be yellow, blue, black, green or even brown. Sethi’s condition cleared up within a week, reports the article. However, the woman was taken aback by the strange realities pregnancy uncovers. “I am genuinely baffled because I thought I was becoming an Avatar,” Sethi said in her video. People in the comment section kicked in to share hilarious and helpful responses. @ssarruuh said, “It happened to me. I thought I was turning into a smurf!” @peutin hysterically said, “At least it wasn’t red,” to which Kiesha replied, “Red would have scared me.”
Other commenters shared their experiences with the bizarre condition. @mibss1 said, “This happened to my white clothes and I was so convinced it was from the dye from my jeans.” @lala_mary said, “This happened to me and eight weeks postpartum, I’m still trying to clean my toilet.” Abigail Waldman, a dermatologist in Boston, told TODAY that sweat becomes pigmented before secretion from the gland. The sweat may be yellow, green, blue, brown or black. She added that chromhidrosis is not more common in pregnant people, although it could become more prominent at this time due to increased sweating during pregnancy.
“It’s thought to be present in 10% of the population but usually is not clinically apparent,” said Waldman. Sethi also posted the video on Instagram, where users were extremely cool and kind about the situation. She captioned it, “Mama’s has anyone experienced this? Does it affect the baby in any way?” @pinkgrinch said, “How strange! I’m glad you found other mums who have experienced the same!!” @susie.lifts said, “I’ve read about this! Not as uncommon as you think. Doesn’t affect the baby and goes away after pregnancy. Our bodies are so cool.”
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