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Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more


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My breasts have been noticeably getting smaller than bigger month by month. Now my nipples are bigger and my areolas are growing on the bottom.???

My breasts have been noticeably getting smaller than bigger month by month. Now my nipples are bigger and my areolas are growing on the bottom.???

Unclear: Changes in the breasts typically occur over time and not month to month. If your weight is fluctuating then this may contribute to breast size. If you are concerned schedule a visit for a breast exam to make sure all is normal. ...Read more

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I am male and how come I am growing hair from my areola?

Hair growth male: Every one has hair follicles by their areola, male or female. Some people have more excessive growth than others. It is normal. If it bothers you, look into getting it waxed or lasered. ...Read more

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How normal is it for areola to grow when you're on the pill?

Growing areola.: Usually the areola obtains a hyperpigmented state or darkness during pregnancy and well the pill is being taken. That's about it. ...Read more

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I have a raised mole on my areola that was not always there. It doesn't hurt or bother me, but im pretty sure its growing slowly.?

I have a raised mole on my areola that was not always there. It doesn't hurt or bother me, but im pretty sure its growing slowly.?

Would have it chkd: See a plastic surgeon, especially if it has irregular shape, redness, rapid growth, size bigger than pencil eraser, multiple colors, partial disappearence ...Read more

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I grew coarse hairs on my chin and areolas after taking birth control years ago. How do I make the hair stop growing?

I grew coarse hairs on my chin and areolas after taking birth control years ago. How do I make the hair stop growing?

.? Due to pills: Birth control pills are not going to affect hair growth after stopping them. Their effect is long gone from your system. If this is an ongoing problem, ask your doctor to check for an underlying medical condition such as poly cystic ovary syndrome (pcos), which is a common hormone imbalance (5-10% of adult women) that can cause excess hair growth and irregular periods. ...Read more

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I'm 20 I've something on my areola like in the photo, it's painless, constant size, present ever since my breast started growing, is it dangerous?

Simple mole or more: Most skin lesions are benign (not cancer) and may just represent an ordinary mole. However, melanoma (a type of skin cancer) can present the same way. I would strongly recommend seeing a dermatologist so she/he can examine this area more closely and give you appropriate care. ...Read more

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My daughter is on puberty & on her left areola, there's a mole since she was little. Since her breasts are growing bigger, it is too. Is this normal?

My daughter is on puberty & on her left areola, there's a mole since she was little. Since her breasts are growing bigger, it is too. Is this normal?

Yes: The mole is looking bigger as the skin under it is expanding. If the mole develops a nodule, ulcerates or bleeds, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My 13yr old girl is on puberty. She has mole on her areola Its getting bigger because of breasts growing. Its bigger than pencil eraser. Is that bad?

My 13yr old girl is on puberty. She has mole on her areola Its getting bigger because of breasts growing. Its bigger than pencil eraser. Is that bad?

Not necessarily: If the mole looks bigger because the skin it is sitting on has stretched due to growth of the breast, it is not worrisome. You may wish to watch and wait. If the mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor.
Wish you and your family good health! ...Read more

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I recently notice my areolas are growing I lost 15lb and recently had a planb 3wks ago after unprotected sex what are the chances of me being pregnant?

I recently notice my areolas are growing I lost 15lb and recently had a planb 3wks ago after unprotected sex what are the chances of me being pregnant?

Not likely: How well Plan B works is related to how soon it is taken. Within 24 hours it is 95% effective. This decreases to 89% at 72 hours. Be smart and run a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Idk if I'm pregnant or not but my stomach is kinda hard my areoles are growing larger and I have frequent urination?

Idk if I'm pregnant or not but my stomach is kinda hard my areoles are growing larger and I have frequent urination?

Start with a test: If you don't know whether you are pregnant or not, have been having unprotected sex, and your period is late or abnormal, start with a pregnancy test and, if it is negative, repeat it in 3-5 days to be sure. Frequent urination can be due to fluid intake, a UTI, or a small bladder and breast changes can have many causes. If the tests are negative, see your PCP, GYN, or urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are areolas always round?

Generally: They can round or oval and all sizes. ...Read more

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What to do about large areolas?

What to do about large areolas?

Depends: This is more a cosmetic issue. Do they affect you or others? If it affects you then see a plastic surgeon. Reduction surgery is simple and will not affect future lactation, etc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have big areolas?

Is it normal to have big areolas?

Not abnormal: Every person is unique, and some people may have large areolas, just as some people are tall, some not so tall, etc. ...Read more

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White dots around and on my areolas?

White dots around and on my areolas?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is one areola darker then the other?

Not sure: Often there maybe subtle or more obvious differences on one side of the body that may not have any explanation except we are born that way" nature can't be always perfect " ...Read more

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I am wondering what causes huge areolas?

They can increase: In size with pregnancy or period. Genetics play a part. The areola helps baby focus in on the nipple. ...Read more

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Why do I have new freckles on my areolas?

Not freckles: The pigmented spots on the nipples are probably areolar glands rather than freckles. If you have developed pigmented spots on the nipple you should see you doctor for an exam to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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What can lead to the right areola to itch?

What can lead to the right areola to itch?

Infection: Sometimes you can have yeast infection or allergic reaction from newly changed BRA ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have big areola?

What does it mean when you have big areola?

It means that each: Of us is unique. Size tends to increase during pregnancy and breast feeding. ...Read more

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Areolas getting darker, should I be worried?

Areola: If both breasts areola the same, probably just increased pigmentation. If it is asymmetrical, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have changes in your areola?

Is it normal to have changes in your areola?

Yes: The body changes all the time. Some changes can be a sign of trouble. Hardening, retraction, inversion, discharge, surrounding dimpling of the skin are signs of concern. ...Read more