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Dark Circle Areola
Dark brown patches around both areolas - looks like a stain, is a bit dry, is itchy sometimes. Its grown slightly over past two nights. What's up?
For your eyes only: Yep! That is a James Bond movie reference, that answers your question. My eyesight through this computer screen will not allow me to see London, England and your breast problem to identify the cause. Please go see a MD there who can very well see what the problem is. ...Read more
The darkening of the areolar areas of your skin do not typically get darker related to your cycle. I would not say that this could never happen, but it is not typical.
The main time that we see this happen is in pregnancy. Could you be pregnant?
Regardless of the cause, it is not a sign of underlying problems in almost all cases.
Good luck! ...Read more
Positive test?: If there is not a positive pregnancy test then dark areola are not diagnostic for the same. Areolar pigmentation can occur for reasons other than pregnancy especially in non white individuals. ...Read more
Dark areola: Dark circles around areola are there in some ladies. Every individual is different. ...Read more
Can temperature effect areolas being dark? Like when cold not dark/normal, &warm/hot their dark? (if you are preg.?)tihey may just change constantly idk
Possible: Increased blood supply, as when hot, could result in color changes.. ...Read more
Probably normal: This is probably nomal. If they are new then see your gyn or dermatologist. ...Read more
I am experiencing White knobby spots around my areolas and my nipples. Both side. And dark nipples.?
Any possibility: You could be pregnant? The areola may darken and Montgomery glands may become more prominent. ...Read more
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'm on fertilaid an Trying to chart my way threw I am on cd 20 with about five days of lotion like discharge and my areolas are darker, bigger, an swolle?
Not FDA approved: Fertilaid is a vitamin, mineral and herbal supplement that purports to enhance fertility in men and women. There is NO, and I mean NO, scientific evidence that it does anything other than enhance the bottom line of those who sell it to you. On the other hand, it doesn't PREVENT pregnancy. So, if you are having "pregnancy-like" symptoms, by all means, do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
A few days ago a pimple-looking thing appeared on my left areola. It's painless when I touch it and there seems to be a dark dot in the middle of it. It's been concerning me as an 18-year-old male. Could you give me any advice what it could be?
Blackhead?: The simplest answer is a comedone, or pimple, that is fairly easy to treat, other pissibilities would best be handled by a skilled dermatologist, my differential would include inclusion cyst, skin cancer, and possibly infected mole. I would go see your dermatologist to get the best results snd treatment ...Read more
Possibly: If it is both breasts, I wouldn't worry, but if it is only one breast, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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
Can my nipple/areolas change become large when it was being sucked? Because my areolas got bigger. Not darker.
Nipples: It is caused by the sucking causing increased blood flow in the areola ...Read more
11 yr old daughter's areola looks like it's 'fading'. Her areola is turning almost skin-coloured and her other is dark brown. Is this normal?
Breast Changes: In your daughter need to be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more
My left areola sticks to my bra and leaks fluid when separated; scabs, heal, sticks. Its darker and is always itchy. Been like this for 1.5 years.
See a doctor: I would see a physician to have this evaluated asap. ...Read more
Dark spot above my areolas to the edge of it & surrounds each in a semi circle way, getting thinner as it goes farther away from the top; bruise-like?
Are white skin colored spots not bumps on the areola normal at age14? Also areolas getting darker at 14?
My right breast areola is two different colours starts off dark brown but then goes pink and is quite painful. What is this?
Get checked: If this is a new breast finding then it needs to be checked by your doctor. ...Read more