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Nipple Or Areola Reconstruction
Accessory nipple: Accessory/extra nipples are definately possible and usually are normal. ...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?
Yes: 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
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
Mastitis: Could be an infection in the of the milk ducts. your doctor should be consulted ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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