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One areola is lighter in color than the other

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 63 years experience
Color : This is completely normal and nothing to worry about
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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: There is an inherent symmetry to the human body. However, there can sometime be slight variations and parts of the body may not be symmetrical. A pigm... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Possibly: Pigment can vary in certain body parts. See your doctor if there is a concern as an exam is needed for skin complaints.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Examination: Areolas come in all shapes and sizes. A doctor can do an examination to help determine if what you are seeing is normal or not. Consider a virtual vis... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: It's hard to describe in words and visualize what the issue is when it comes to colors and bumps. One's primary care doctor can examine and usually ea... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Check with your PCP: It might be a topical fungal infection, but to be sure, check with your family doctor.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: If your period was abnormal and you have been having unprotected intercourse, pregnancy is a possibility. To know for sure, do a pregnancy test and re... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can be: As the breasts expand in size the areola in fair skinned women do not always darken but can lighten especially in Scandinavian descent patients.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ringworm: If this discolored area is itchy, first try an antifungal like lotrimin or lamisil twice daily.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Normal: What you described is a normal variation on the color of areola. You need not be concerned about it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vege... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
All common findings: The bump is likely oil trapped within a gland around the edge. If you are loosing sleep over these features have a checkup & discuss them.
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