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What are the causes of areola changes? I have noticed a very slight change in the shape of my right areola, in one small area it seems that it has stretched out. Basically the overall shape is not perfectly round as it has always been. I am slightly conce
Hello. : Hello. Areolas often become stretched out during pregnancy or breast feeding. Even without pregnancy, the areola is subject to changes over time. Things which can impact the areola include hormonal changes, birth control pills, aging, and some medications. However, if your skin is puckering inward or an underlying mass is palpated, that needs to be evaluated expeditiously. ...Read more
Can the color of my areola change to a lighter brown almost white with pain underneath my right breast?
Yes: Yes this can happen see your doctor about this to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Nipples sore, areola changes. 20 almost 21yo. No known pregnancy. Last had sex 2 days ago, unprotected but I have Skyla IUD. What's going on?
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I have a dark ring around my areolas and just changed birth controls to a higher dosage due to endometriosis. What can the circles mean?
Recent abnormal mammo, amorphous microcalcs, 6 mnth FU. Benign conditions that cause areola shape change + edges to be less defined, like color bleed?
Tough question: Most important thing is to make sure you get proper follow up regarding those mirocalcifications. I think at some point you may end up having a stereotactic biopsy so that a pathologist can look at what's causing those microcalcs. Concerning areola shape/color fading, I would guess that wight gain, hormonal changes and pregnancy would be the things that could cause the diameter to increase. ...Read more
Normal for areola to change over time when I'm breastfeeding! I've been nursing for 3 months and the circumstance is odd shaped now! Concern?
No worries: If you are not experiencing new pain, deformity, inflammation or bleeding, then you are unlikely to have a health-threatening condition. See your clinician if it doesn't get better, though, or if you have further concerns. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Possible: As different hormonal surges/changes can possibly cause this. ...Read more
Color changes: Yes your areolae and nipples may get darker due to hormonal changes. ...Read more
Can temperature effect areolas being dark? Like when cold not dark/normal, &warm/hot their dark?(if you are preg.?)tihey may just change constantly idk
Possible: Increased blood supply, as when hot, could result in color changes.. ...Read more
Below areola there is a light brown line appearing with tiny hard patch of skin. The nipple has changed shape slightly. What could cause this?
See your OB/GYN: Changes is the way your breasts appear, even what you describe, should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
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