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A 18-year-old female asked:

One of my areolas is lighter than the other, is this normal? i am 18.

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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 pigmentation difference may account for the difference in color. Also, any history of burn, surgery to that area may make it appear different.
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Last updated Jun 16, 2021

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