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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What causes the pain around the areola during pregnancy?

What causes the pain around the areola during pregnancy?

Engorgement: Breast tissue normally expands, and later becomes engorged. The stretching of the skin around the breast can often lend itself to pain around the areola. The areola is also hypersensitized during pregnancy and after delivery to help with breastfeeding and this can cause some irritation/pain as well. My wife used cocoa butter when she was pregnant and it helped her. Ob will have other treatments. ...Read more

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How early in pregnancy do nipples change colors and areola gets veins showing in them?

Nipple changes: Nipple changes occur around 12_ weeks. The areola gets darker and Montgomery tubercles get most prominent. Be sure to ask for me t get more information, ...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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Are darkened areolas a reliable symptom of pregnancy at 6/7 dpo? Or too early? I weaned my toddler a month ago. I just noticed this change today.

Are darkened areolas a reliable symptom of pregnancy at 6/7 dpo? Or too early? I weaned my toddler a month ago. I just noticed this change today.

Patience: No. At 6-7 days after ovulation, there is no sign or symptom that says there is a pregnancy, and there is no sign or symptom that says there is not a pregnancy. It is too early for one to be thinking about pregnancy. A woman can start thinking about pregnancy if her period is missed, about 2 weeks after ovulation, and do a home pregnancy test a few days after that. Patience is a blessing. ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more