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Darkening Of Nipples (Overview)

Your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) will darken early in pregnancy.


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What causes darkening of nipples?

What causes darkening of nipples?

Hormone changes: Nipples become darker as we enter puberty, and a woman's nipples will often darken with pregancy. If not in puberty or pregnant and sudden darkening or one nipple looks different from the other, best to have your doctor take a look to check for other problems. ...Read more

Darkening Of Nipples (Overview)

Your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) will darken early in pregnancy.


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I'm a 32 year old man, why do my nipples appear to have fluid in them? Been like that since puberty. Can I get rid of it?

I'm a 32 year old man, why do my nipples appear to have fluid in them? Been like that since puberty. Can I get rid of it?

Male nipple discharg: It is unusual for male nipples to show a discharge. Do you also have a lumps under your breasts? Please consult your doctor or a surgeon to evaluate your situation soon. ...Read more

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What causes darkening of nipples?

Hormone changes: Nipples become darker as we enter puberty, and a woman's nipples will often darken with pregancy. If not in puberty or pregnant and sudden darkening or one nipple looks different from the other, best to have your doctor take a look to check for other problems. ...Read more

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Darkening of nipples ok if pregnant?

Darkening of nipples ok if pregnant?

Normal: That's normal. Hormone levels change in pregnancy. One of these effects is increased melanin which darkens parts of the body. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. What else can cause darkening around the nipple area? (Ive ruled out pregnancy though)

Need more info: Is the darkening (hyperpigmentation) in the nipples only? If so, likely to be hormone changes, say from birth control pills. If these changes are all over, then there are other conditions that have to be tested for, some very serious. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more