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Doctor insights on: Discolored Nipples Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Nobody knows. : Most people believe that the hormonal changes in pregnancy cause this, but nobody really knows for sure. ...Read more

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What are the causes for darker nipples other than pregnancy ?

What are the causes for darker nipples other than pregnancy ?

See below: Pregnancy hormones cause increase pigmentation throughout the body. Example, if you have melasma (dark spots on face), they will get worse. Nipples will get darker. ...Read more

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In early pregnancy is it normal for your nipples to get hard easily?

In early pregnancy is it normal for your nipples to get hard easily?

Yes: Breasts become swollen and enlarged in early pregnancy so it is easier for the nipples to stiffen. ...Read more

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About how many weeks in pregnancy should the nipples start opening up?

Huh?: I'm not sure what you mean by 'nipples opening up.' i've never heard that term before. Some women have painful nipples in pregnancy, others notice no change. Some women will have discharge from nipples in pregnancy (early let down), other women have none. Thus, there isn't a time, to my knowledge, that all women experience the same sensation with their nipples. ...Read more

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What does nipples look like in early pregnancy ?

Bigger,brighter, etc: The areola (the darker circle around the nipples) becomes more prominent, and larger. The nipples increase in size in preparation for their natural function, breast feeding. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can scabby nipples be a sign of pregnancy ?

Not necessarily: While your skin may change in pregnancy and the nipples also change there are other things you need to look out for. The nipple can get injured and the nipple skin can dry out. But I would have the area evaluated to make sure its not paget's of the nipple unless it is resolving on its own. Also a urine pregnancy test is easily found in stores ...Read more

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If you have hard nipples can it be a sign of pregnancy?

If you have hard nipples can it be a sign of pregnancy?

Test: A positive pregnancy test is the best sign of pregnancy, along with a missed period. If you're worried take a home pregnancy test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If your nipples turned white on the tops is it a sign of pregnancy??

Pregnancy: Hi, change of nipple color is not specific for pregnancy, if you are concerned for pregnancy please do a pregnancy test. Be well. ...Read more

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I was wondering are protruding and painful nipples a symptom of pregnancy?

I was wondering are protruding and painful nipples a symptom of pregnancy?

It can be, but it is: Not diagnostic for pregnancy. So take a pregnancy test is your period is late. ...Read more

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I have some white stuff coming from my nipples, is this a sign of pregnancy?

Occasionally: Can be other medical problems, from thyroid disease, to pituitary problems. You need to have your thyroid and prolactin hormone levels tested, as well as a breast exam. ...Read more

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My nipples will not stop getting hard can it be a sign of pregnancy or something else?

My nipples will not stop getting hard can it be a sign of pregnancy or something else?

Doctor can check: A primary care or ob-gyn doctor can GT all the details and check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild breast or menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variations with breast sensations, mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with a doctor. ...Read more

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I am on 19th day cycle.my nipples are itching very badly.is it an early symptom of pregnancy?

I am on 19th day cycle.my nipples are itching very badly.is it an early symptom of pregnancy?

Nonspecific: Itching nipples alone are not a proven sign that you are pregnant. Breast engorgement, nausea, and bloating may be but it's too early right now and you should wait until your period. Use birth control if you do not want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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8 days late. 3 negative pregnancy tests. Nipples hurt SO bad. Never experienced this before. Help!

8 days late. 3 negative pregnancy tests. Nipples hurt SO bad. Never experienced this before. Help!

Hormonal imbalance: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 8 days after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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During pregnancy is it possible for nipples to hurt during the time I normally ovulate and only then.

Estrogen effects: While ovulation relates to a surge in estrogen levels, breast and nipple tenderness can occur at other times, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and other times of hormonal imbalances, the list is rather long. Your pregnancy causes sensitivity that can be cyclical - I suggest you run this by your OB for more answers ...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