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How Long Until Darkening Of Areola
Is it compulsory for my areola and nipple to darken if I've conceived and if so how long will it take for this to occur? Thanks
Acanthosis Nigricans: If it is associated with increased weight, this may represent acanthosis nigricans. This is a benign condition that can be associated with pre-diabetes. Other causes include post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or other causes. See a dermatologist to evaluate this condition. ...Read more
Caused trauma to areola due to excessive stimulation caused one areola to swell and feel painful, how long before it should feel better?
Hormones: The hormones that become potent and prevalent in adolescents do many things, including hair growth where there was none, breast development, increased height, increased weight, changes in the brain and how one thinks, deepening of the voice, acne, and the menstrual cycle. Another effect is that the areola darkens. ...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
Noticed small lumps on my areola's (breasts). I think they're Montgomery Tubercles. Should I be worried? Will the lumps disappear, and if so how long?
Montgomery Tubercles: Hi, as you mentioned yourself the bumps could be Montgomery Tubercles which become when stimulated and with hormonal changes. ...Read more
If I think I conceived & my period was5-2-13&ovulated 5-29, by now how would be feeling? Are their other changes besides darkening areola?
Bodybuilder, never used steroids, having puffy nipples for so long. When pressed inwards Feels there is hollowness under areola, no pain, no lumps.
Normal variant: Hard to be certain what the problem is without proper examination but on the onset it doesn't sound life- threatening. I'm a bodybuilder myself and nipples can be puffy for any number of reasons. When did this problem begin? How are your father's nipples? Do you have family history of breast disease? Is there any pain about the breasts? ...Read more
Is there a sure-fire way to diagnose paget's disease of the breast? How long does the condition take to worsen? I have a itchy patch on my areola.
Biopsy: The only sure way to diagnose is by taking a biopsy and have a pathologist examine the tissue. It would be prudent to see a doctor as it is not feasible to give a meaningful opinion without examining you. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Can normal fibrous breast tissue feel like a long hard ridge? Left upper outer side near areola. Have two similar spots near eachother feels lumpy.
How is the average 14 year old breast, nipple & areola suppose to look like? My daughter has small breast, they are getting darker & nipple longer.
Wait: You are 20 years old with a 14 year old daughter------wow! Give them time to grow. ...Read more
Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period (negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??
Too soon to test: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Can an areola reduction be performed at the same time as other breast alteration surgeries? My breasts have been gradually sagging for a little while. (gravity is starting to take hold.) now, my areolae seem to be getting bigger or longer. My doctor says
Absolutely.: Absolutely. In fact, the areola diameter is nearly always reduced during a breast lift or breast reduction surgery. However, over time, the areola size and shape may change. The areola nearly always stretch back to a larger size. This is highly dependent on the quality of your skin, and since you are considering a lift, that means that your skin has the propensity to stretch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have sore breasts and I realised today that my areolas are also darkening, I feel hungry and thirsty, exhaused nd frequent headaches, help?
I had unprotected sex just over 2 weeks ago. Had light cramps and sore breasts with darkening areola which has never happened. Got light period. Preg?
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
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
Hi, can a fibroid mimic pregnancy symptoms like nausea, bloating, slight cramping, headaches, food aversions, and backache and darkening areola?
Some symptoms: They can cause pain, urinary frequency and urgency if large enough as well as back pain. However, they don't exhibit the hormonal changes that cause darkening of the areola. Fibroid torsion or degeneration may cause nausea and vomitting, but is usually associated with severe pain too. Food aversion also not really related to fibroids. Headaches from anemia also common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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