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darkening of nipples

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
Hormone changes: Nipples become darker as we enter puberty, and a woman's nipples will often darken with pregancy. If not in puberty or pregnant and sudden darkening ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
2 possible reasons: for darkened nipples/ areolas- breastfeeding & pregnancy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: That's normal. Hormone levels change in pregnancy. One of these effects is increased melanin which darkens parts of the body.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sounds very likely: Start by purchasing an otc pregnancy test. If negative still see a physician.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly pregnant: Your symptoms could be caused by pregnancy or ovarian cysts. Check a pregnancy test and if pains continue then see your obgyn.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many things: If your nipples are always like that then this may just be how you were built. Cold, tight bras, friction, hormonal changes can all cause a temporary ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Nipple/ areola: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues & increases in size. The Montgomery glands on the areola become larger. For some wome ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Two times that: Nipples tend to darken is pregnancy ; breast feeding. Not sure why yours are darkening. Take care.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
They may be: Darker with puberty, pregnancy or breastfeeding.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Don't worry : It could be because there is better blood flow when your bra is off. Either way , Not something you should lose sleep over

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