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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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I have read that white bumps on the areola are sure signs of pregnancy. Is this true? I have an 9 month old already and never paid attention before!

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have read that white bumps on the areola are sure signs of pregnancy. Is this true? I have an 9 month old already and never paid attention before!

Not true : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Randomly breasts hurt, and bumps on areola. I am on continuous pill but near the last week, or is this common with pregnancy? Could it be from pill?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Randomly breasts hurt, and bumps on areola. I am on continuous pill but near the last week, or is this common with pregnancy? Could it be from pill?

The bumps on the: Areola are likely montgomery glands. They can enlarge with pregnancy. Breast pain could be the result of pregnancy, oral contraceptives, pms or your period. If you miss a period - then take a home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
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Can raised bumps on the areola be a sign of PMS as well as pregnancy, or just pregnancy?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
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Can raised bumps on the areola be a sign of PMS as well as pregnancy, or just pregnancy?

Montgomery glands: T a sign of anything but maybe you are cold. ...Read more

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Dr. James Rochester
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I have been experiencing pregnancy symptoms and I had.vomited twice and I have little bumps around my areola and my breast hurt and all I do Is sleep?

Dr. James Rochester
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I have been experiencing pregnancy symptoms and I had.vomited twice and I have little bumps around my areola and my breast hurt and all I do Is sleep?

Pregnant?: Important to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine. If negative, repeat in 7 to 10 days. If both are negative, unlikely you were pregnant. If either positive, see your OB provider for evaluation. Best of luck. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Jones
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Hi, suspecting pregnancy, have nausea and vomiting but no bumps on areolas some pores look like they are opening on my nipples, NT like shown on net?

Dr. Karen Jones
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suspecting pregnancy, have nausea and vomiting but no bumps on areolas some pores look like they are opening on my nipples, NT like shown on net?

Possible pregnancy: If you are at least several days late for your period then check a pregnancy test. Breasts and nipples can change with hormone changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Period and pregnancy. Not sure if I'm pregnant or not. Periods are regular. Frequent urination, white raised bumps on areola, fatigue. Poss pregnancy?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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Period and pregnancy. Not sure if I'm pregnant or not. Periods are regular. Frequent urination, white raised bumps on areola, fatigue. Poss pregnancy?

Possible: If you have been having unprotected sex then you are possibly pregnant although your symptoms alone are pretty non specific. you should get a home pregnancy test kit and find out for sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
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Unprotected sex 6 days ago sore breasts red bumps on areola dark nipples and cramping but started period 2 days ago. Any chance of pregnancy?

Dr. Usha Mukhytar
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Unprotected sex 6 days ago sore breasts red bumps on areola dark nipples and cramping but started period 2 days ago. Any chance of pregnancy?

Not likely: If period started then not likely pregnant unprotected sex just 6 days ago is not likely to show pregnancy that early. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Sore red bump/spot/nipple like on aerola next to nipple on right breast, could it be a pregnancy sign or something seriouse?

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Sore red bump/spot/nipple like on aerola next to nipple on right breast, could it be a pregnancy sign or something seriouse?

Montgomery Glands: What you are describing sounds like montgomery gland cysts. These are modified oil glands that lubricate the nipple and have a tendency to get blocked and inflamed. If this doesn't improve over the next few weeks, please see your gynecologist to make sure all is well. ...Read more

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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During early pregnancy can areolas be dark one day then normal color the next day?

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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During early pregnancy can areolas be dark one day then normal color the next day?

Hormonal: fluctuations can cause it.

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