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Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Nobody knows. : Most people believe that the hormonal changes in pregnancy cause this, but nobody really knows for sure. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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In early pregnancy is it normal for your nipples to get hard easily?

In early pregnancy is it normal for your nipples to get hard easily?

Yes: Breasts become swollen and enlarged in early pregnancy so it is easier for the nipples to stiffen. ...Read more

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Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Progesterone : This is usually due to the pregnancy hormone, progesterone. Sometimes it returns to normal after pregnancy. Wait until after you deliver to see how your body reacts and then see a doctor if no improvement. Good health. ...Read more

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If you have hard nipples can it be a sign of pregnancy?

If you have hard nipples can it be a sign of pregnancy?

Test: A positive pregnancy test is the best sign of pregnancy, along with a missed period. If you're worried take a home pregnancy test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My nipples will not stop getting hard can it be a sign of pregnancy or something else?

My nipples will not stop getting hard can it be a sign of pregnancy or something else?

Doctor can check: A primary care or ob-gyn doctor can GT all the details and check to see if there is a medical issue, if a woman has mild breast or menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variations with breast sensations, mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with a doctor. ...Read more

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During pregnancy is it possible for nipples to hurt during the time I normally ovulate and only then.

Estrogen effects: While ovulation relates to a surge in estrogen levels, breast and nipple tenderness can occur at other times, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and other times of hormonal imbalances, the list is rather long. Your pregnancy causes sensitivity that can be cyclical - I suggest you run this by your OB for more answers ...Read more

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My nipples are hard and hurt if anything brushes against them sumtimes even my shirt for 3 days now and IV done 3 test all negative for pregnancy.

My nipples are hard and hurt if anything brushes against them sumtimes even my shirt for 3 days now and IV done 3 test all negative for pregnancy.

Nipple pain: Sounds like your nipples could just be irritated. I would try using vaseline or aquaphor for a couple of days. Have you recently started running or working out? ...Read more

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I have just recently had a baby, there was hard stuff attached to my nipples throughout pregnancy and my baby is now 10 weeks old but it's still there?

I have just recently had a baby, there was hard stuff attached to my nipples throughout pregnancy and my baby is now 10 weeks old but it's still there?

Colostrum: It is a excretion of the breast tissue in response to the pregnancy hormones preparing you to breast feed. Once the excretions dry, they become hard and can be gently washed off when showering. If the material looks like caked or crusted blood, please see your OB GYN MD for an examination of your breasts. ...Read more

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Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Mastitis?: Yes, infections can happen in nipples; this is called mastitis, and can be either bacterial or yeast in origin. I am unsure what the core of your question is, however. ...Read more

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Is nipple discharge during a pregnancy bad?

Is nipple discharge during a pregnancy bad?

Depends on color: Nipple discharge is common in women. Clear, yellow, milky and greenish color discharge usually are benign. It is common to have a white or milky discharge during pregnancy, especially toward the end as the breast prepares for lactation. Contact your ob/gyn and have them take a look. ...Read more

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How early can you get pregnancy signs like around nipple?

How early can you get pregnancy signs like around nipple?

A variety of : Breast changes can start occurring in the beginning of pregnancy.
The nipples & aerolas can become darker due to hormone changes. The glands of montgomery on the areolas can look like raised bumps and the nipples may protrude more. ...Read more

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During pregnancy or early pregnancy does the nipple area and boob area go dry ?

During pregnancy or early pregnancy does the nipple area and boob area go dry ?

Yes: often with the change in hormones you can get dry nipples It can also occur with breast feeding Use a good moisturizing lotion to keep them moist and soft ...Read more

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For the past week my nipples have been hard and tender, which has never happened before. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, what could it be?

For the past week my nipples have been hard and tender, which has never happened before. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, what could it be?

See a doctor: You're right that pregnancy is a possibility. There are others, though, including infection, hormonal abnormality, medication side effect, mass, etc. If it doesn't resolve, you'll want to be examined. ...Read more

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Is constantly hard nipples, and more prominent veins a sign of pregnancy?

Is constantly hard nipples, and more prominent veins a sign of pregnancy?

What will we think?: What can we think of next to worry about? No. The answer is no. First comes conception. Then comes implantation. Then the fetus has to grow big enough to have blood cells and share chemicals with the mother's body. That is about fourteen days or so after conception. Then the body missed a period and the pregnancy takes hold. Please if you have missed a period get tested. If not you must wait. ...Read more

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Is it normal during pregnancy to experence breast pain that runs to my nipples? 15weeks pregnant

very common: Many women will experience breast pains during pregnancy due to the hormones involved. Most will see a decrease around 15 weeks. Let your doctor know so they can make sure this is just normal pregnancy pain. ...Read more

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Can your nipples get larger and darker nipples before your period? or is that just a pregnancy symptom?

Hormones: These are symptoms of hormone changes which may be menstrual or related to pregnancy although significant increase in nipples size would be unusual ...Read more

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Had little spots during my last period and around my nipples is a light brown color. Are these pregnancy symptoms?

Had little spots during my last period and around my nipples is a light brown color. Are these pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy possible: The possibility exists. If you are one week late and still haven't had your menses, you should perform a home pregnancy test. If it is negative, repeat in one week. ...Read more

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Hello I am 4 DPO & starting yesterday, my nipples have been constantly hard and very tender to touch. Could this be an early pregnancy sign?

Hello I am 4 DPO & starting yesterday, my nipples have been constantly hard and very tender to touch. Could this be an early pregnancy sign?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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

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I have inverted nipples they come out only during cold or stimulation.i also hv saggy breasts. is it normal? M a virgin.will pregnancy correct this?

I have inverted nipples they come out only during cold or stimulation.i also hv saggy breasts. is it normal? M a virgin.will pregnancy correct this?

Normal: Normal to have inverted nipples. Common in women as well as men.
Not sure what HV refers to but 'saggy' breasts could be due to size or normal genetics. If it's a cosmetic issue you could address it with a plastics doctor.

Pregnancy will make your breasts fuller but generally with age and after pregnancy your breasts may develop stretch marks or lose more fat so might be worse, hard to say. ...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