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My Nipple Has A Protruding Areola
My nipples are becoming darker, the glands around my nipples are prominently sticking out, my areolas are also darkening. Am I most likely pregnant?
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Nerve pain: The 'pain' is interpreted as an itch. The 'bumps' are actually called montgomery glands. ...Read more
Medical evaluation: There may be an infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hormones: Female hormones are at work here! Estrogen stimulates breast and nipple development. Pregnancy hormones prepare the breasts for lactation. Oxytocin stimulates the release of breast milk from the glands into the ducts after childbirth. Darkening of the nipples and areola, as well as noticeable veins on the breasts, are common changes during pregnancy. ...Read more
Both sides?: Commonly women have prominent oil glands around the areola called montgomery glands. They are numerous and are usually flesh colored or slightly yellow. They usually occur on both areolas and not just on one side. If you are concerned about your nipples/areolas you should consult a doctor for an official diagnosis. ...Read more
? bruises?: Have your nipples been irritated by something or someone? What kind of bras do you wear? Are they irritating the nipples? Sometimes you may get a tiny purple lesion called an angioma or hemangioma on the nipple which may even be hereditary. I would check it out if it is bothering you. ...Read more
Hey I'm kinda confused is burger nipples the actual nipple being really big or the areola around it being big?
Burger Nipple is a: Vulgar term referring to large areola that resemble a meat burger. ...Read more
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
Below areola there is a light brown line appearing with tiny hard patch of skin. The nipple has changed shape slightly. What could cause this?
See your OB/GYN: Changes is the way your breasts appear, even what you describe, should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
I just got my nipple pierced a week ago, it doesn't hurt really anymore and I clean it regularly, I have noticed my areola has changed shape though?
Areola: Hmm, unless there was some minor inflammation that caused a "distortion" of the area, or you had a ring that was heavy and pulled the skin causing a change, the areola really should not get affected. If this does not go back to normal, see your Doc for an evaluation. Best wishes ...Read more
Well. ..: Probably just the body recognizing that there is something in the body the body that shouldn't be there -- however -- best to have it checked out by your doctor just to be sure. Always better safe than sorry in this instance! Hope that helps! ...Read more
As the weather gets colder, this is common. Use a heavier moisturizer on the area (eucerin, aquafor).
If you have an abnormal rash or breakage in the skin, see you doctor. ...Read more
Yes: This is completely normal. Not to worry. ...Read more
Hormonal changes during growth affect the pigmentation of the areola and surrounding area.
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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Mastitis: Could be an infection in the of the milk ducts. Your doctor should be consulted ...Read more
Can my nipple/areolas change become large when it was being sucked? Because my areolas got bigger. Not darker.
Nipples: It is caused by the sucking causing increased blood flow in the areola ...Read more
Is it normal for an obese male to have large nipples (areolas) due to their weight? Or what could be the cause?
I have thick white stuff that comes out of my nipple and areola only when I squeeze it though... should I be worried?
Montgomery glands: Montgomery glands produce oily secretions that help to lubricate the areola & nipple. If you are concerned - your doctor can help to insure that everything is ok. ...Read more
I am an african female, age 29 and I noticed a grey ring on my areola directly outside my nipples. What could this be?
My breasts have been noticeably getting smaller than bigger month by month. Now my nipples are bigger and my areolas are growing on the bottom.???
What could be the cause of my areola 2 b itchty and flaky. It has been like this since the nov and also my nipples itches as well. What should I do.
Yeast: Most common reason for those symptoms would be a yeast infection. You can try some over the counter anti-fungal and see if that helps. If it doesn't then it may be hormonal. If anti-fungal doesn't work, consider making appt with your doctor for an exam and work up. Hope that helps! ...Read more
See below: 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
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