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If I think I conceived & my period was5-2-13&ovulated 5-29, by now how would be feeling? Are their other changes besides darkening areola?

If I think I conceived & my period was5-2-13&ovulated 5-29, by now how would be feeling? Are their other changes besides darkening areola?

Symptoms: Of pregnancy can vary from person to person and even pregnancy to pregnancy. Don't go by symptoms. If you miss your period, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period (negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period (negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Too soon to test: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Does the areola look bigger on periods?

Does the areola look bigger on periods?

No.: The enlargement may give that appearance. If you do measure size. You could consider a reduction of the areolar region. This can be completed under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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My areola got darker 9 days before period. Can I be pregnant..

My areola got darker 9 days before period. Can I be pregnant..

Hard to guess: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Areola got swell. Last period 24 august. No penetration sex occur before or after that. Possible to pregnant?

Testing is easy: Given your history it is unlikely, but urine pregnancy test are sensitive, inexpensive and readily available...Go get one and check. ...Read more

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I just finished my period 4 days ago. Why are my areola's bigger and veiny? My period was lighter and shorter (2-4 days) and spotty. Help!?!

I just finished my period 4 days ago. Why are my areola's bigger and veiny? My period was lighter and shorter (2-4 days) and spotty. Help!?!

Possible: If your period was abnormal and you have been having unprotected intercourse, pregnancy is a possibility. To know for sure, do a pregnancy test and repeat it in 3-5 days if it is negative. If it is still negative, pregnancy is not the cause of your breast changes and it is unlikely that breast cancer would cause bilateral changes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Recently I developed white bumps on my areola in the shape of a ring, And I'm on my period. What could be the cause of this? And will it go away?

White bumps on beeas: Those bumps are called Montgomery's glands Nd they lubricate the nipple especially when nursing. They change throughout your cycle. Never squeeze or pick them as that can cause infection. ...Read more

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Most pregnancy symptoms incl. Darker areola & aversions (for 3 weeks), bleeding like a period. Is this just HI or could it still be pregnancy?

Most pregnancy symptoms incl. Darker areola & aversions (for 3 weeks), bleeding like a period. Is this just HI or could it still be pregnancy?

It could be: We need to have home pregnancy test.
of course it could be a pregnancy, if you are sexually active, and you do not use any protection, and you have a normal healthy cycle, why you do not expect to be pregnant.
so check pregnancy first ...Read more

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My right areola has become considerably larger than my left areola. I am not pregnant... I am on my period. I am 25 years old. Is this normal?

My right areola has become considerably larger than my left areola. I am not pregnant... I am on my period. I am 25 years old. Is this normal?

Please have exam: Most women breasts and areolas are different sizes. But if yours has recently changed, please get seen by a doctor.
Do yu feel any breast lumps? Are you nursing a baby or taking any method of birth control? ...Read more

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I have dark areola wth some discharges though I do see my period, but my doc says otherwise after some tests. I feel am 2 months preg. Pls doc am i?

I have dark areola wth some discharges though I do see my period, but my doc says otherwise after some tests. I feel am 2 months preg. Pls doc am i?

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Feel a little lump in my areola, had mammo and us and the findings are normal. I am on my period and the tech said she saw some small cysts but no lum?

Probable cyst: Tumor masses are rare right under the areola. If the US and mammo are neg there is a good chance that there is no tumor. Rather the areola, nipple represent the confluence of the mammary ducts, and if the normal hormones effect the terminal duct, fluid builds up in the ducts to present with cystic changes ...Read more

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Can your nipples get enlarged before your period and darker around your areola? Or is that just a pregnancy symptom?

Can your nipples get enlarged before your period and darker around your areola? Or is that just a pregnancy symptom?

Possible: Your body prepares for a pregnancy every single month, when the released egg is NOT fertilized, then you have a period and all the pregnancy like symptoms (breast pain/enlargement) resolve. If you missed your period pls do your pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I came on my period but recently I have been getting dark areola around the edges and feeling faint and alot more symptons confused to what could be?

I came on my period but recently I have been getting dark areola around the edges and feeling faint and alot more symptons confused to what could be?

Dr. Can check but...: One can consider doing a pregnancy test if sexually active. A home pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. Generally, having one's normal regular period means "not pregnant". ...Read more

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Why is my areola spot becoming bigger and my nipple pain while I am not having my period?

Why is my areola spot becoming bigger and my nipple pain while I am not having my period?

Breast symptoms: This is difficult to answer. I suggest you contact your doctor for an exam and possible blood work. ...Read more

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I think am 2months pregnant but my doctor after some tests says otherwise. I have a dark areola with some discharges but I do have my period regularly.

I think am 2months pregnant but my doctor after some tests says otherwise. I have a dark areola with some discharges but I do have my period regularly.

Pregnant?: Listen to your doctor and also make an appointment to see a different specialist. Being shy is not helpful!
Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Why are my areola swollen but they don't hurt? I have had a normal period and haven't missed a birth control pill.

Areola swelling: A number of different conditions and medical problems can cause a puffy areola, but in most cases normal hormonal shifts are to blame. ...Read more