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Nipples Are Becoming Lighter In Color
Pain in one nipple. Itchy around it. Ring around the nipple has become lighter than the other. Should I be concerned?
Nipple concern: It should be checked more carefully, women tend to be very observant with breast changes. Have it checked for sure. It all matters if you had mammograms, your family history, do you exercise,! have a new baby or whatever your situation ...Read more
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
Can you tell me why my breast is becoming lighter at the bottom my nipple is still darker but my breast at the bottom is lighter then it is at the top?
Sunlight?: One's primary care doctor can examine the breasts to see exactly what the patient is describing. That being said, sunlight will darken the top of the breasts, while the lack of direct sunlight will allow the bottoms to lighten up. ...Read more
My arreolas are dark but my right is dark but now has a lighter skin shade around it closer to the nipple. Whst could it be?
Hard to say: Hard to evaluate on line. Please see you MD for evaluation. Could just be normal but if continuing to change or grow should be biopsied ...Read more
One of my nipples has become considerably lighter in colour. I have fake breasts & used to wear silicone nipple covers under my bra until recently.
LIKELY: FROM THE GLUE OR ADHESIVE USED FOR NIPPLES BUT I WOULS SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. ...Read more
I've had gynecomastia for 3 years but I noticed the outside of my nipple getting lighter especially on the bottom. Does this mean it's clearing up?
Gynecomastia: Is enlargement of breast tissue. Overlying pigmentation probably has nothing to do with it. Sorry, it probably does not mean it is clearing up. ...Read more
I am 29. Not pragnent. I felt a white patch on my left nipple last month. And today I feel like there is wider lighter circle around nipple on areola.
Period 5 days early a lot lighter than usual only lasted 4 days. A week later I have tingling nipples and also clear watery discharge. Pregnant?
Not pregnant: If you had your period - even if it was lighter and a bit briefer - you are not pregnant from the month before. If you had unprotected sex since then, you might be newly pregnant. The bleeding is the disposal of the uterine lining and everything in it - including egg (s). If the egg is fertilized - it implants and the hormonal changes cause the lining to be retained so you miss having a period. ...Read more
In my 20s. No kids, not pregnant. Noticed a tiny piece of skin on tip of nipple, slightly lighter colored, like a little flap. Could this be Paget's?
No: Sounds like a skin tag. Don't worry but of course have a doc look at it in real. ...Read more
Why are my nipples/areolas darker? I noticed after my period was a week late which never happens to me. It was lighter than normal as well. Pregnancy?
Possibly: You should certainly have a pregnancy test to see if you are. Other signs are that your breasts are larger and slightly tender. You may also feel a little nauseous. ...Read more
I had a baby and breast fed but my left nipple is lighter in some places I also have a tumor in that breast, what is going on?
Breast surgeon: I assume you've had the tumor evaluated. If not you need to see a breast specialist. ...Read more
Is it normal for a female to have 5-10 coarse dark hairs around navel/1 or 2 on chin/a couple lighter brown ones on the breasts? (around nipple)
Could be PCOS: Hair growth on your face or stomach in women (hirsutism) is often a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) which affects 8-10%. We diagnose pcos with an ultrasound scan & blood tests, looking for adrenal gland problems or other causes of hirsutism. Pcos may lead to a higher chance of getting diabetes. See a reproductive endocrinologist if hair growth continues or if your periods are irregular. ...Read more
I have been getting brown discharge instead of period off and on for 2 week and it's getting lighter day by day my nipples are sore wat can it be I have had 6 negative hpt?
Stop testing: If you have had six negative tests you should stop doing them since clearly you are not pregnant. There are many options to control irregular menstrual bleeding. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn or schedule a Healthtap Prime visit. Birth control would provide excellent menstrual cycle control. ...Read more
Last month I had unprotected sex and got my period but it was a lot lighter. Now my nipples are sore and my breast hurt and lots of discharging.
Pregnancy test: Sometimes you can have a light period for no reason. You may also get a lighter 'period' if you were pregnant ...Read more
I have shorter, lighter periods with no cramping, nipple hair, and urinating frequently. My pregnancy test comes out negative.
I have had bloating, headaches, fatigue, moodiness, swollen breasts and my nipples are darker and larger than normal. I was a day late for my period then it was very light spotting. I'm having a period that is lighter than normal but there was a tiny cl
Pregnancy test: You are describing several symptoms of pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test. ...Read more
I'm dark skinned n have these little spots takin over my back n now my chest. They r small n lighter than my complexion, therefore easy to see. Help!
11months has small oval spot on chest since 7months. Now she has another 1 on thigh which is not white but lighter than skin. Is it temp? Hypomelanosis
See a dermatologist: Skin marks or hypo pigmentation spots commonly appear after birth for years. Best way to attempt to get a diagnosis is to see a skin doctor. ...Read more
The spots don't itch there lighter then my skin and there on my neck back and two on my chest. Please need something the treat it thank you. Not rough?
Had a cough for 1 wk + mucus. It's a lighter yellow now, but the cough is getting stronger and makes me gag and my chest feels tighter. Advise please?
Lower respiratory?: Sounds like you got an upper respiratory infection characterized by productive cough. Lighter yellow sputums is a sign that it's improving. Thicker mucus/gag may means you're not drinking enough fluids, which is a key part of getting over this. The deep cough and tight chest is concerning and could mean 'wheezing'. Would c ur gp, may need chest x-ray and further treatment. ...Read more
Ihave white spots that are lighter then my skin on my neck and chest spreeding fast. Can my pregnacy have anything to do with it?
Tinea versicolor: Check this image. If its tinea versicolor its easily treated w/topical or oral meds. As you are pregnant, i'd use a topical selenium sulfide preparation but only if its really bothering you. Its not a big deal to treat it after you are done w/the pregnancy. No big deal. ...Read more
My skin is uneven I am lighter in some places and darken e.g my collar bone area is lighter than my chest can overmastubation cause this?
NO CORRELATION: It's genetics.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have discoloration on my chest, neck, back, and the beginning of my butt crack, how can I make it lighter or make it go away, my doctor said its fungis?
How can I darken a region of lighter skin on my chest? I once had tinea versicolor but doctors determined the fungus to be gone. Is tanning ok?
I wouldn't try: This post-inflammatory pigmentation is to be expected. Exposing your skin to ultraviolet will age it faster than it needs to happen, and risks cancer down the road. Messing around with darkeners like permanganate is more likely to leave a mess. In real life, there are no movie-star-perfect bodies, and nobody cares. At your age, like any other, looks are 95% about fitness. Best wishes. ...Read more
So I been having terrible head aches and a runny nose and chest pains and a lighter period. I'm 16 years old. Could this just be a bad?
Runny nose: You either have an allergy affecting your sinuses and nose or a bad cold. See your doctor for determination. ...Read more
Palpitations are now all over body. Can feel them in stomach, back, throat, lighter on chest though. Throat bit sore, is all of this my reflux?
Hard to say: Reflux can lead to discomfort, & if you're stressed about it, you may have palpitations. An investigation of palpitations will generally include a 24-hour Holter study to try to "catch" an episode, which is generally easier if the episodes are frequent. It can also be helpful if you count your pulse during the episodes. We approach episodes with a HR of 240 differently from ones with a HR of 120. ...Read more
Both can happen: People use sunblock moisturizer. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up, but the color won't be lighter than one's natural untanned color. One should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more
Nipples: is it normal if one of the nipples is becoming slowly (through the years) larger or smaller than the other one?
It is not abnormal: Breast tissue weight can be heavier on one side to cause "stretching of the skin envelope. This would be noticed possibly as sagging of thalthough breast shape size, etc. Are usually symmetrical, at least 10% of women have some assymetry. Many may be a full cup size different. Correction of nipple size or even areola (the flat, colored portion of the nipple complex) size is easily done surgically. ...Read more
Is it bad for my periods to get more spread out and lighter after being on a normal cycle? They are becoming more infrequent and shorter. (I'm 16)
I'm 19, I have irregular period but why is my period becoming lighter and lighter? I'm underweight.
Malnourished: Are you iron deficient?Get a more detailed answer ›
Because...: Human babies are mammals, and so babies have nipples. Some grow up to be women with breasts and nipples. Others grow up to be men with nipples (and sometimes a little bit of breast tissue under the nipple). In other words, "that's just the way you're made". It also means men can get breast cancer on rare occasions. ...Read more
The Why Questions...: There is often no answer to 'why' things are as they are when it comes to life. The human fetus develops first and always as a female. It is during fetal development that testosterone kicks in and masculinizes male babies. The chest wall will have been developing and then when it masculinizes there is no further real 'breast' growth or potential for female breasts. ...Read more
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