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18 weeks pregnant and the areola on breast are very dark, is that normal?

18 weeks pregnant and the areola on breast are very dark, is that normal?

Yes: Increased pigmentation in various areas is common and normal. It will fade again 2 or 3 months after delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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30 weeks pregnant my nipples & areola are widen & area is dry n very rough can use some oil for massage or petroleum jelly to get rid of dryness please hel?

30 weeks pregnant my nipples & areola are widen & area is dry n very rough can use some oil for massage or petroleum jelly to get rid of dryness please hel?

YES, or Lansinoh ;am: Both olive ; coconut oil are safe to use for massage ; will probably help. Calendula cream is also an excellent choice, as is lansinoh- see https://www. Lansinoh. Com/products/hpa-lanolin
i also advise you take a purified fish oil rich in dha, which often helps dry skin and is very important for development of your baby's eyes and nervous system. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant but my areolas aren't getting dark is that bad?

NOT DARK AREOLAS: THERE IS NO HAND AND FAST RULE THAT AREOLAS GET DARKER WHEN YOU ARE PREGNANT.
ALSO, I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN PREGNANT!
WAIT A FEW MORE MONTHS AND THEN ASK YOUR OB ABOUT THIS ...Read more

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What does it mean if im pregnant and my areolas are sorta flaky and dryed out is this something I should be scared or concerned about?!

What does it mean if im pregnant and my areolas are sorta flaky and dryed out is this something I should be scared or concerned about?!

Possible eczema: Dry, flaky skin around the nipples can be a sign of nipple eczema, which is not uncommon. The hormonal changes of pregnancy can induce eczema in some. I would have this area examined by your OB or primary care physician to see if that is all that is going on; if they are not sure, a dermatologist should be able to help! ...Read more

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My wife's Is 8 weeks pregnant and her areolas were getting darker, overnight they have gone back to normal colour is that normal?

My wife's Is 8 weeks pregnant and her areolas were getting darker, overnight they have gone back to normal colour is that normal?

Doesn't sound: Like anything to be worried about. Her body will go through many changes during pregnancy, try to relax and help her do the same. ...Read more

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Not a runner, not possible to be pregnant, why are my areola's sore?

Sore areola: You may have an infection of one of the glands that are present on the areola ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and my left areola lower area is bigger than the right side. It looks like new bumps are forming with the same color. Normal?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and my left areola lower area is bigger than the right side. It looks like new bumps are forming with the same color. Normal?

YES: Nipples will become engorged and vary in size: the follicles you refer to are called Montgomery's follicles and are a normal part of the breast changes during pregnancy ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant my nipples and areola area or skin is very dry and rough what should I do can I use olive or coconut oil for massage or something el?

30 weeks pregnant my nipples and areola area or skin is very dry and rough what should I do can I use olive or coconut oil for massage or something el?

YES, or Lansinoh ;: Both olive ; coconut oil are safe to use for massage ; will probably help. Calendula cream is also an excellent choice, as is lansinoh- see https://www. Lansinoh. Com/products/hpa-lanolin
i also advise you take a purified fish oil rich in dha, which often helps dry skin and is very important for development of your baby's eyes and nervous system. ...Read more

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Dark patches on areola does it mean im pregnant?

Positive test?: If there is not a positive pregnancy test then dark areola are not diagnostic for the same. Areolar pigmentation can occur for reasons other than pregnancy especially in non white individuals. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and I noticed some black dots around my areola, is it normal?

Could be: The skin around the nipple can change in color when pregnant and certain hormones change/fluctuate throughout your pregnancy. At your next prenatal visit, have your provider examine your areolar area to be safe though. Congratulations. ...Read more

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I'm 25weeks pregnant it my 1st and one areola is significantly bigger than the other. Anything I can do to increase the other areola? I can't stand it

Life's little issues: Yes, this is one of life's "little" issues as usually one breast is also larger than the other, thus the areola will also be of different sizes. No, there is nothing you can do about Mother Nature's construction. ...Read more

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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more

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Are bumps on areola normal even if you aren't pregnant?

Normal: There are glands on your areola that look like bumps, that are completely normal. If you have a new lump or mass, however, then definitely see a doctor for an exam and work up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes the pain around the areola during pregnancy?

What causes the pain around the areola during pregnancy?

Engorgement: Breast tissue normally expands, and later becomes engorged. The stretching of the skin around the breast can often lend itself to pain around the areola. The areola is also hypersensitized during pregnancy and after delivery to help with breastfeeding and this can cause some irritation/pain as well. My wife used cocoa butter when she was pregnant and it helped her. Ob will have other treatments. ...Read more

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Help please! Could bumps appear on the areola without a woman being pregnant?

Yes: Montgomery Glands lubricate the nipples and areolas. They look like small bumps. They become more prominent with pregnancy ...Read more

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How can u tell if ur areola is raised darkened and widen if u see them everyday and ur pregnant?, how can u tell the difference?

Take a preg test: If you have darker skin, the areola is usally darkened. Areola darkening is not usually a first sign of pregnancy. Early signs of preg are nausea, vomiting, fatigue & breast tenderness. Usu the linea nigra (dark vertical line on stomach) and other skin darkening happens later in pregnancy.
If you don't want to be pregnant, use birth control. If you want to be preg, take folic acid/prenatal vit. ...Read more

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I have clear liquid coming out of my areola. I'm 20 and I don't think I'm pregnant. There's a little pain when squeezed. Should I be concerned?

I have clear liquid coming out of my areola. I'm 20 and I don't think I'm pregnant. There's a little pain when squeezed. Should I be concerned?

Prolactin rise: Prolactin is a hormone that acts on the breast to produce milk when pregnant. If it is being inappropriately produced by a pituitary (brain) growth then clear breast liquid can also be produced. Have a MD do a prolactin blood test when you see her/him. ...Read more

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Can your areola get darker even when your not pregnant?

Possibly: If it is both breasts, I wouldn't worry, but if it is only one breast, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My areola got darker 9 days before period. Can I be pregnant..

My areola got darker 9 days before period. Can I be pregnant..

Hard to guess: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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My left areola circumference is 1cm bigger than the right side. I am just 25 and am not pregnant. I noticed the difference since a couple of month?

Common: No one is exactly symmetrical and it is more obvious in some than in others. I have had one patient who was a breast size AAA on one side and D on the other and have known people who have to buy 2 pairs of shoes in order to fit both feet. These are the extremes but do speak to our asymmetry. As long as size is the only difference, it is normal. ...Read more

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Dark spots on areola but not pregnant. What could this be?

Probably normal: This is probably nomal. If they are new then see your gyn or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for areola expansion? I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative

Elastic tissue: The elastic tissue of the skin will determine the area of the breast that the areola will cover. As aging, pregnancies or breast enlargement (or shrinkage) occurs, the areola will change its' appearance. ...Read more

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Areola got swell. Last period 24 august. No penetration sex occur before or after that. Possible to pregnant?

Testing is easy: Given your history it is unlikely, but urine pregnancy test are sensitive, inexpensive and readily available...Go get one and check. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant and only have two montgomery tubercules on left areola and four on the right. Is it a sign of problem?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant and only have two montgomery tubercules on left areola and four on the right. Is it a sign of problem?

No problem! :): Montgomery tubercles are simply raised areas of glands in the areola (the colored part of the breast surrounding the nipple). They secrete oils and can become enlarged, especially in pregnancy. Most women have between 4-26 glands per areola. If the area surrounding this gland becomes hot, swollen, tender, hard -- that could be an infection, and see md. Otherwise, is very normal in pregnancy! ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more