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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

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

No: Not all women have nipple changes in pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Darkening of the areola in men. I'm really worried?

Darkening of the areola in men. I'm really worried?

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

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Why do girl's areolas darken during puberty?

Why do girl's areolas darken during puberty?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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?

Symptoms: Of pregnancy can vary from person to person and even pregnancy to pregnancy. Don't go by symptoms. If you miss your period, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Yes: Most breast cancers are round hard and not painful If lump is like cylinder that is usually fibrous tissue. However you need a mammogram and possible breast ultrasound to make sure it is not serious problem ...Read more

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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