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Doctor insights on: Darker Areas Of Areola While Pregnant

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Dark patches on areola does it mean im pregnant?

Dark patches on areola does it mean im pregnant?

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

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Can your areola get darker even when your not pregnant?

Possibly: If it is both breasts, I wouldn't worry, but if it is only one breast, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My areola got darker 9 days before period. Can I be pregnant..

My areola got darker 9 days before period. Can I be pregnant..

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

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Dark spots on areola but not pregnant. What could this be?

Probably normal: This is probably nomal. If they are new then see your gyn or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My right nipple has started to get darker, just the top half of my areola. I'm a 21 y/o female and I'm 100% sure I'm not pregnant. Causes?

My right nipple has started to get darker, just the top half of my areola. I'm a 21 y/o female and I'm 100% sure I'm not pregnant. Causes?

Variation: You can schedule a visit to show your doctor what you are seeing and they can help determine if anything abnormal is happening. Slight variation from one side to the other is fairly typical. ...Read more

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My boyfriend came a little bit on my mid thigh. I think my areola may be a little darker and I had light brown discharge. Is pregnancy possible?

My boyfriend came a little bit on my mid thigh. I think my areola may be a little darker and I had light brown discharge. Is pregnancy possible?

Health Class: Yes. If there was an uncovered erect penis inside of your vagina during any of your ovulation days pregnancy is possible. Pre-cum is well documented as a common cause of pregnancy. No, if there was never any uncovered penis inside of your vagina. Sperm do not swim across dry skin into the vagina. Sperm have to be deposited inside of the vagina to cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can your nipples get enlarged before your period and darker around your areola? Or is that just a pregnancy symptom?

Can your nipples get enlarged before your period and darker around your areola? Or is that just a pregnancy symptom?

Possible: Your body prepares for a pregnancy every single month, when the released egg is NOT fertilized, then you have a period and all the pregnancy like symptoms (breast pain/enlargement) resolve. If you missed your period pls do your pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I recently noticed that the areola on my right breast is darker than my left. I'm 28 and not pregnant. Should I be concerned?

Get checked: Are you also experiencing the darker areola/nipple to be dry and/or scaly? Just to be safe, I would have your doctor perform a breast exam to make sure it is not a sign of breast cancer known as Paget's disease. You are young but it is possible. It could very well be normal, but I don't want you to take any chances. ...Read more

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My breasts turned darker, my nipples turned red, and my areola is cracking. NOT PREGNANT. What is the cause of this and should I be worried?

My breasts turned darker, my nipples turned red, and my areola is cracking. NOT PREGNANT. What is the cause of this and should I be worried?

See your MD: You are young and both breasts are affected. This speaks against anything malignant, and I am guessing more hormonal at this point. I recommend though that you see an MD for an exam! ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant and the areola on breast are very dark, is that normal?

Yes: Increased pigmentation in various areas is common and normal. It will fade again 2 or 3 months after delivery. ...Read more

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I think am 2months pregnant but my doctor after some tests says otherwise. I have a dark areola with some discharges but I do have my period regularly.

I think am 2months pregnant but my doctor after some tests says otherwise. I have a dark areola with some discharges but I do have my period regularly.

Pregnant?: Listen to your doctor and also make an appointment to see a different specialist. Being shy is not helpful!
Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I have a dark ring halfway around areola on breast. Other breast as a white tip on nipple. No chance of pregnancy. What could cause this?

I have a dark ring halfway around areola on breast. Other breast as a white tip on nipple. No chance of pregnancy. What could cause this?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Period due in 2 days. Beginning last week, breasts swollen, areola dark, cramping. HPT so far negative. Normal cycle. PMS never like this. Pregnant?

Period due in 2 days. Beginning last week, breasts swollen, areola dark, cramping. HPT so far negative. Normal cycle. PMS never like this. Pregnant?

Don't know-: Classic pregnancy symptoms normally don't begin until a female has actually missed her period. You could take an early response type home pregnancy test now or wait and see if you miss your period in a couple of days. If you do miss your period - then take a regular home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi im sydney. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore. I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever. I am ha

Hi im sydney. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore. I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever. I am ha

Anytime you like: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant but my areolas aren't getting dark is that bad?

NOT DARK AREOLAS: THERE IS NO HAND AND FAST RULE THAT AREOLAS GET DARKER WHEN YOU ARE PREGNANT.
ALSO, I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN PREGNANT!
WAIT A FEW MORE MONTHS AND THEN ASK YOUR OB ABOUT THIS ...Read more

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Are darker areolas a sign of pregnancy or pms?

Darker Areolas: Can occur with pregnancy. However, it is not diagnostic - so take a pregnancy test to know for sure. Take care. ...Read more

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My areolas have gone darker is this a sign of pregnancy or period?

Possible: Areola color change can occur with pregnancy. Do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can your areolas get dark, even if you are not pregnant?

Naturally darker: The areolar skin is naturally darker than your surrounding skin as you get older during your adolescent years. It also thicken along with your niple skin--i believe it is a natural progression because of preparation for breastfeeding (to cope with the trauma of sucking from the baby). This process intensify during pregnancy--even darker and thicker skin. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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My areolas are getting darker. Took a pregnancy test & its neg. What could be causing them to darken?

Lets review your que: Areola darkening is not an early sign of pregnancy. Darker signed people rend to have darker areolas. Changes in hormone levels can cause it. Early pregnancy usually has signs of fatigue nausea so if you have none of these symptoms it is most likely a normal phenomenon. If it is one sided then I would seek the help of a doctor ...Read more

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My wife's Is 8 weeks pregnant and her areolas were getting darker, overnight they have gone back to normal colour is that normal?

My wife's Is 8 weeks pregnant and her areolas were getting darker, overnight they have gone back to normal colour is that normal?

Doesn't sound: Like anything to be worried about. Her body will go through many changes during pregnancy, try to relax and help her do the same. ...Read more

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I took two at home pregnancy test and both were negative but my areolas are dark could I be pregnant?

Doubtful: Pregnancy: missed cycles, weight gain, breast fullness/heaviness. Occasionally the nipples/areolas may darken; however a pregnancy test is needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

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