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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

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I've had spotting and cramping. Feeling sick and not liking smells that i didn't mind before like coffee. And darkening round the nipples. Pregnant?

I've had spotting and cramping. Feeling sick and not liking smells that i didn't mind before like coffee. And darkening round the nipples. Pregnant?

Take a test: These symptoms can be consistent with pregnancy, but the only way to know is to take a home pregnancy test. They are very accurate even the day you miss your period. ...Read more

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Recently I have been having itch on my nipples.Today there was discharge and i notice my nipples darkening. Is this something I should be worried of?

Recently I have been having itch on my nipples.Today there was discharge and i notice my nipples darkening. Is this something I should be worried of?

Needs evaluation..: First of all if you are sexually active get a pregnancy test, this could be a reason for symptoms. If negative then you would need evaluation by a doctor so tests could be ordered. Causes could be: hormonal problems, breast abnormalities, medications if you are taking any, among others. ...Read more

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What can cause erect nipples that aren't sore at all, prominent montgomery glands, and darkening of areolas besides pregnancy?

Many things: If your nipples are always like that then this may just be how you were built. Cold, tight bras, friction, hormonal changes can all cause a temporary change in nipple appearance. Schedule a visit and have a doctor help if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Almost a month of missed period, negative hpt, lab work normal, nipples darkening, bloated, and dry heaves?

Almost a month of missed period,  negative hpt,  lab work normal,  nipples darkening, bloated,  and dry heaves?

More reliable test: Depending on your previous menstrual habits, it is possible that your last period was too short or hardly noticeable and your are about to have the next one or you may be pregnant but the test you ran was unreliable. If you have a strong reason to suspect that you are pregnant, then you need a more reliable (in lab) preg test ...Read more

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What causes nipples to darken?

Nipple/ areola: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues & increases in size. The Montgomery glands on the areola become larger. For some women, the areola returns to their pre-pregnancy size – but not for all. Although the color of areola may lighten after pregnancy, it is unlikely to to return to pre-pregnancy coloration. http://pregnancy.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Changes_in_Areola_When_Pregnant ...Read more

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My nipples are darkening, what's wrong?

Two times that: Nipples tend to darken is pregnancy ; breast feeding. Not sure why yours are darkening. Take care. ...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