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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Areola Pregnancy

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 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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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

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more