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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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Breasts sore with sharp pains. Slight darkening of nipples. One more than other. Feel full. Crampy on occasion. Period due 5 days. No vomit. Pregnant?

Breasts sore with sharp pains. Slight darkening of nipples. One more than other. Feel full. Crampy on occasion. Period due 5 days. No vomit. Pregnant?

Possibly pregnant: Your symptoms could be caused by pregnancy or ovarian cysts. Check a pregnancy test and if pains continue then see your obgyn. ...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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Why are my Nipples darkening if I Just had my period abd took s pregnancy test that came back negative?

Why are my Nipples darkening if I Just had my period abd took s pregnancy test that came back negative?

Chemical pregnancy: Can make breast changes. Take a blood pregnancy test to see if hcg level is elevated. ...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

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Do your nipples darken when they are erect or could this be an early sign of pregnancy?

Do your nipples darken when they are erect or could this be an early sign of pregnancy?

Likely not pregnancy: Darkening effect as nipple erects, is most likely due to closer proximity of the tissue pigments. However a pregnancy test could be useful if you are unsure? ...Read more

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Is it compulsory for my areola and nipple to darken if I've conceived and if so how long will it take for this to occur? Thanks

No: Not all women have nipple changes in pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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On second depo shot can it make your boobs hurt? Be sore can it also darken your nipples?

On second depo shot can it make your boobs hurt? Be sore can it also darken your nipples?

Yes: The progesterone is a pregnancy hormone that is made in large quantity when you are pregnant. It can cause nipple tenderness and may cause darkening of the nipple and areola, just like in pregnancy. Using depo-provera give long term dose of progesterone to prevent you from getting pregnant for 12 weeks. So this is not uncommon, Good luck! ...Read more

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In a phantom pregnancy can spider veins and major blue veins start appearing? Also do nipples darken?

In a phantom pregnancy can spider veins and major blue veins start appearing? Also do nipples darken?

Yes: It is sometimes difficult to distinguish a phantom pregnancy from a normal pregnancy and, therefore, signs and symptoms that can occur with normal pregnancies can also occur during a phantom pregnancy including the things that you have described. ...Read more

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5 days ago I had unprotected sex, I'm now experiencing headaches, cramps, lower back pain, tiredness, darken nipples? Brown/red blood? Pregnant?

5 days ago I had unprotected sex, I'm now experiencing headaches, cramps, lower back pain, tiredness, darken nipples? Brown/red blood? Pregnant?

Not likely on Day 5: A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or 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, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and the test is not needed. ...Read more

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How can I darken a region of lighter skin on my chest? I once had tinea versicolor but doctors determined the fungus to be gone. Is tanning ok?

How can I darken a region of lighter skin on my chest? I once had tinea versicolor but doctors determined the fungus to be gone. Is tanning ok?

I wouldn't try: This post-inflammatory pigmentation is to be expected. Exposing your skin to ultraviolet will age it faster than it needs to happen, and risks cancer down the road. Messing around with darkeners like permanganate is more likely to leave a mess. In real life, there are no movie-star-perfect bodies, and nobody cares. At your age, like any other, looks are 95% about fitness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do my nipples hurt?

Why do my nipples hurt?

Needcontext: There are a myriad of reasons for any particular, single symptom. We need to know the timing, setting, associated symptoms, etc, before we can even begin to give an educated guess. ...Read more

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Why do men have nipples?

Why do men have nipples?

No particular reason: Men and women are not that different after all, are they? The nipples may be decorative, but also have sensitive nerve endings. ...Read more

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Why do men have nipples?

Why do men have nipples?

Because...: Human babies are mammals, and so babies have nipples. Some grow up to be women with breasts and nipples. Others grow up to be men with nipples (and sometimes a little bit of breast tissue under the nipple). In other words, "that's just the way you're made". It also means men can get breast cancer on rare occasions. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples soar?

Depends: It could be that you don't have enough Progesterone to counteract your normal estrogen. ...Read more

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What makes nipples darker?

What makes nipples darker?

Darker Nipples: / areola - hormonal change such as with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples hurting?

Sse a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more

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Why do males have nipples?

The Why Questions...: There is often no answer to 'why' things are as they are when it comes to life. The human fetus develops first and always as a female. It is during fetal development that testosterone kicks in and masculinizes male babies. The chest wall will have been developing and then when it masculinizes there is no further real 'breast' growth or potential for female breasts. ...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