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Darker Areas Of Areola While Pregnant
Are white skin colored spots not bumps on the areola normal at age14? Also areolas getting darker at 14?
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
Yes: Increased pigmentation in various areas is common and normal. It will fade again 2 or 3 months after delivery. ...Read more
My nipples are becoming darker , the glands around my nipples are prominently sticking out, my areolas are also darkening. Am i most likely pregnant?
Melasma: Increased pigmentation on the face during pregnancy or other hormonal changes is called melasma. It is not recommended to treat melasma during pregnancy or while breast feeding - however, thereafter, skin lighteners (including hydroquinone or other herbal products), chemical peels, and ipl laser treatments may help. Melasma can be challenging to correct, but will often lighten at least bit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is very common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal for a female to have 5-10 coarse dark hairs around navel/1 or 2 on chin/a couple lighter brown ones on the breasts? (around nipple)
Could be PCOS: Hair growth on your face or stomach in women (hirsutism) is often a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) which affects 8-10%. We diagnose pcos with an ultrasound scan & blood tests, looking for adrenal gland problems or other causes of hirsutism. Pcos may lead to a higher chance of getting diabetes. See a reproductive endocrinologist if hair growth continues or if your periods are irregular. ...Read more
Hi, noticed very light oil stain from my bra size of my areola. Is this because of Montgomery glands. Not pregnant. Negative prolactin and ultrasound?
Evaluation: It sounds like you have already been evaluated by a doctor if you have already had a prolactin blood test and a breast ultrasound done. The doctor who performed those tests likely did an examination as well. They will have more information to be able to determine the cause. It sounds like everything was ok ...Read more
Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?
Here are some…: Your described penile discoloration may be just a light form of leukoderma or so-called vitiligo, which poses no harm to health and requires no treatment. In other words, the best choice of care is to leave it alone. If still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Your online inquiry hints you're a health-conscious person who wish to live a long happy life. Congratulate! ...Read more
19 years old. Living in greece jan-may. Aereolas more yellow/flesh tone instead of dark. Very itchy nipples and aereolas. Skin is sensitive in general?
Larger areola, increase in white dots in areola,darker outside of areola,always hungry but never want to eat,loss in sleep, sore lower back. Pregnant?
Six months post using a breast pump, my nipples look darker and have purple areas in them; one is darker than the other. Prior to pumping, they were always inverted. There is no scaliness, itch, warmth, or lump. Could it be breast cancer?
Dark aereolae: During and following pregnancy the area around your nipples which is called the aereola tends to darken . They remain dark during breast feeding but will lighten up but not completely when you stop. This is a normal phenomenon and is not a sign of breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have discharge from breast darker nipples prominent veins bumps around nipples very tired may 5 spotted until the 10 very light may 13 normal flow?
Breast discharge: May be normal....better you be seen by a specialist....contact your doctor ASAP ...Read more
Linea nigra w/o being preg? I'm darker skinned, I have what looks like the start of linea nigra from belly button to pubis. Neg hpts. Periods on time.
Possible.: Some dark-complected women have a visible linea nigra whether they are pregnant or not; it may have been there all along and you only noticed it recently. While it is unlikely that you are pregnant it's not totally out of the question. If you're sure that the line wasn't there before and now it is, you should see your gyn to rule out pregnancy & hormonal issues, e.g. Adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more
The color around nipples (areola) is fading. The remaining colored area is asymmetric and no longer circular. I am male; should I be concerned?
No: Unless there is an eczema like rash on the nipple or areola, there is no need to worry. Next time you see your doctor, have her/him check it out. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Darkening of areola for few days, and underside of nipple is completely purple and tip of nipple is yellowing on one breast? No chance of pregnancy
See your OB-GYN: As soon as possible! This may be an indication of a breast condition especially if not both breasts! Good luck! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
The skin on my legs is changing, I have patches where appears a kind of stripes of engrossment of skin and are darker than my regular color of skin?
Circulation change: By description, it sounds like you may be developing venous stasis. This condition relates to diminished return of blood in your legs, and iron deposition in the tissue above the ankle – venous stasis dermatoses, from blood backing up and secondary increased pressure. Support hose might help. Would advise an evaluation. ...Read more
25 weeks pregnant. My breasts are very itchy especially around the nipples and some of the skin around it looks dry and flaky. Is this normal? Help!
Probably: In general pregnant women are more prone to itching due to changes in hormones. Other factors may play a role including certain soaps and detergents preferably unscented products are better then scented products. It is also better to take less frequent shorter lukewarm showers versus long frequent hot showers . However i would have it looked at to rule out other causes of itch and to get treatment. ...Read more
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