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Doctor insights on: My Nipple Has A Protruding Areola

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My nipple has a protruding areola?

My nipple has a protruding areola?

Get a check: A protruding area could be a growth under the areola. At your age this could be cause for concern thus I suggest that you see your doctor for a clinical breast exam to make sure it's not a growth. Good luck! ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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What causes itchness on the nipple or bumps on the areola?

Nerve pain: The 'pain' is interpreted as an itch. The 'bumps' are actually called montgomery glands. ...Read more

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What causes nipples to change colors and areolas to get veins showing up on them?

What causes nipples to change colors and areolas to get veins showing up on them?

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

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Why all of a sudden do I have little bumps right near my nipple? Where nipple meets areola?

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

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My nipple has developed purple sits on the tips. It is not on the areola. What could cause this?

? 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

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What causes nipples to get darker...like a dark reddish purple color. Just the nipple not the areola?

Purple nipples: Nipples may darken or change colors in to hormone changes during premenstrual time frame, period, pregnancy & menopause. ...Read more

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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

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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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?

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

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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

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I got my nipples pierced and I can feel a bump in my areola?

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

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I need some tips on how to make the areola and the nipple darker?

They will: Darken naturally with breast feeding & pregnancy. The color can be enhanced by a cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

Dry skin: 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

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Is it normal for there to be mini circles surrounding the nipple? (It's the areola area)

Yes: Hormonal changes during growth affect the pigmentation of the areola and surrounding area.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an obese male to have large nipples (areolas) due to their weight? Or what could be the cause?

Is it normal for an obese male to have large nipples (areolas) due to their weight? Or what could be the cause?

Yes: Large nipples and breasts can occur in men and adolescents who are overweight. consult with a nutrition expert about lifestyle and diet changes to lose the weight for your long term health benefit. ...Read more

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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

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I am an african female, age 29 and I noticed a grey ring on my areola directly outside my nipples. What could this be?

Possibly pigment: It is possible that that is pigment surrounding the areola which is common is pigmented individuals such a Hispanics and African Americans. At your next GYN exam, have your MD take a look at the area for confirmation or not. ...Read more

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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.???

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.???

Unclear: Changes in the breasts typically occur over time and not month to month. If your weight is fluctuating then this may contribute to breast size. If you are concerned schedule a visit for a breast exam to make sure all is normal. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is it possible to have nipple areola cancer?

Is it possible to have nipple areola cancer?

Possible: Breast cancers can involve the nipple areolar region of the breast. Please see your doctor for an exam and an evaluation if you are concerned. ...Read more

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There are pimple-like formations on the areola and nipple. What is the solution?

There are pimple-like formations on the areola and nipple. What is the solution?

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

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more