Doctor insights on:
Birth Will Areolas Color
Possible: As different hormonal surges/changes can possibly cause this. ...Read more
When? Hmmmm....: While most pregnancy-related changes in the breast will eventually go away, the darker-colored, thicker areola, an adaptation that prepares you for the wear-and-tear of nursing, may never fully change back. It may become lighter over the course of weeks to months, but this is a gradual process and often incomplete. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I have recently been on birth control for three months and just recently my areola is getting bigger and im not sure if its just my body adjusting ?
Have you noticed: any enlargement as well?. Some women will see a slight enlargement on the pill or during pregnancy. With enlargement of the breast, comes an enlargement of the areola. Darkening of the areola is common with pill as well. Enlargement of the areola without enlargment of the breast is less common ...Read more
Is it normal for a young female on birth control to have a ridge like tissue directly under the areola? As if it is outlining the areola gland tissue?
For certain: What you describe is normal breast anatomy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just gave birth three months ago and have noticed that one areola is redder than the other. I have random pain in both breast. What could this be?
Possible mastitis: Breast changes are common when you are postpartum and breast-feeding. Frequently they are just from the hormonal changes, lactation and infant stimulation of the breast. If you have fever and severe tenderness, we worry about infection. See your physician if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more