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Doctor insights on: Nipple Or Areola Reconstruction

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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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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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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. 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

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I have 2 nipples on each areola. I cannot find any research on this. Should I be concerned?

Accessory nipple: Accessory/extra nipples are definately possible and usually are normal. ...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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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

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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

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more