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What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy? I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy?  I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

Hormone changes: Hormone changes are most likely but if you are not drinking as much (possibly due to nausea or sickness) and are dehydrated, that would also contribute. Use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more

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What causes the pain around the areola during pregnancy?

What causes the pain around the areola during pregnancy?

Engorgement: Breast tissue normally expands, and later becomes engorged. The stretching of the skin around the breast can often lend itself to pain around the areola. The areola is also hypersensitized during pregnancy and after delivery to help with breastfeeding and this can cause some irritation/pain as well. My wife used cocoa butter when she was pregnant and it helped her. Ob will have other treatments. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for areola expansion? i took a pregnancy test and it came back negative

Elastic tissue: The elastic tissue of the skin will determine the area of the breast that the areola will cover. As aging, pregnancies or breast enlargement(or shrinkage) occurs, the areola will change its' appearance. ...Read more

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Varicose veins on my breasts and on my areola, a sign of pregnancy?

Varicose veins on my breasts and on my areola, a sign of pregnancy?

Maybe.: Prominent breast veins are common in pregnancy and can occur pretty early. But, if you're not pregnant and want to eliminate the veins, I've seen very good results with sclerotherapy. It's easy to do and most patients find it less painful than they thought it would be. ...Read more

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Besides pregnancy what else can cause blue veins on the areola?

Besides pregnancy what else can cause blue veins on the areola?

Hormonal changes: If you have new, prominent veins in the breast, you may be undergoing hormonal changes. These can be simple cyclical changes like your menstrual cycle or can be an indicator or larger changes like pregnancy. They are not signs of cancer or anything serious or abnormal. If they bother you, a phlebologist or vein specialist can treat them cosmetically. Phlebology.Org for referrals. ...Read more

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Randomly breasts hurt, and bumps on areola. I am on continuous pill but near the last week, or is this common with pregnancy? Could it be from pill?

Randomly breasts hurt, and bumps on areola. I am on continuous pill but near the last week, or is this common with pregnancy? Could it be from pill?

The bumps on the: Areola are likely montgomery glands. They can enlarge with pregnancy. Breast pain could be the result of pregnancy, oral contraceptives, pms or your period. If you miss a period - then take a home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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How early in pregnancy do nipples change colors and areola gets veins showing in them?

Nipple changes: Nipple changes occur around 12_ weeks. The areola gets darker and Montgomery tubercles get most prominent. Be sure to ask for me t get more information, ...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 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

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more