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Areola Roots Growing
I have a hard knot on my areola. It's very hard and feels like a pebble. It's slowly growing and is starting to occasionally become painful. Ideas?
Mass: Your interests would be best served by having it evaluated and removed. ...Read more
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
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.???
Mole excision: If they bother you then you can have them excised by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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
So I'm 16 and had protected sex. Never once was it unprotected. My boobs have been growing lately and now my areolas are bigger. Is that my hormones?
I had protected sex around 2 months ago and only get a period 3 times a year no symptoms of pregnancy other than my areola growing what could this be?
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
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
I'm 20 years old, I've a very small scar like shape on my areola eversince my breast started growing, is it serious?
Scar: Without a picture is difficult to assess. See your pmd nu. ...Read more
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 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?
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
This thing on my areola isn't mole or lump like it's small, painless, same size everscince my breast started growing no exudates, is it dangerous? I'm 20
See a doctor:
Could be a 3rd nipple. See your doctor.
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?
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
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