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Doctor insights on: Puffy Nipple Areola Complex

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I have no gyno but puffy nipples since puberty. I'm a bodybuilder and weight is 68 KG. I feel there's hollowness under my areola. Is it FAT?

I have no gyno but puffy nipples since puberty. I'm a bodybuilder and weight is 68 KG. I feel there's hollowness under my areola. Is it FAT?

Get examined: Describing your areole can help only so much, but an exam will give the most information. It is likely this is connective tissue and glandular subcutaneous structures, but have a doctor or nurse practitioner weigh in on this with a physical exam, and go from there ...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


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Bodybuilder, never used steroids, having puffy nipples for so long. When pressed inwards Feels there is hollowness under areola , no pain, no lumps.

Bodybuilder, never used steroids, having puffy nipples for so long. When pressed inwards Feels there is hollowness under areola , no pain, no lumps.

Normal variant: Hard to be certain what the problem is without proper examination but on the onset it doesn't sound life- threatening. I'm a bodybuilder myself and nipples can be puffy for any number of reasons. When did this problem begin? How are your father's nipples? Do you have family history of breast disease? Is there any pain about the breasts? ...Read more

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Why my areolas are puffy? I do exercise regularly, Had not taken any steroids except whey protein powder. my lower chest looks slightly saggy.

Why my areolas are puffy? I do exercise regularly, Had not taken any steroids except whey protein powder. my lower chest looks slightly saggy.

Overweight?: Stop the protein powder. High protein diets are not healthy, as we knew well before Atkins made us forgot decades of good research. Now studies are showing again that high protein diets are increasing chronic illnesses. As far saggy and puffy, keep exercises and drop a few pounds to lower body fat and show off those gorgeous toned pecs lying underneath! If you are already thin, see a doc ...Read more

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I got my nipples pierced and I can feel a bump in my areola?

Well ...: Probably just the body recognizing that there is something in the body the body that shouldn't be there -- however -- best to have it checked out by your doctor just to be sure. Always better safe than sorry in this instance! Hope that helps! ...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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What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

What causes itchy nipples/areolas, and is there something that can be done?

Dry skin: As the weather gets colder, this is common. Use a heavier moisturizer on the area (eucerin, aquafor). If you have an abnormal rash or breakage in the skin, see you doctor. ...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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Is it normal for an obese male to have large nipples (areolas) due to their weight? Or what could be the cause?

Is it normal for an obese male to have large nipples (areolas) due to their weight? Or what could be the cause?

Yes: Large nipples and breasts can occur in men and adolescents who are overweight. consult with a nutrition expert about lifestyle and diet changes to lose the weight for your long term health benefit. ...Read more

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I have thick white stuff that comes out of my nipple and areola only when i squeeze it though... should i be worried?

Montgomery glands: Montgomery glands produce oily secretions that help to lubricate the areola & nipple. If you are concerned - your doctor can help to insure that everything is ok. ...Read more

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I am an african female, age 29 and i noticed a grey ring on my areola directly outside my nipples. What could this be?

Possibly pigment: It is possible that that is pigment surrounding the areola which is common is pigmented individuals such a Hispanics and African Americans. At your next GYN exam, have your MD take a look at the area for confirmation or not. ...Read more

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My breasts have been noticeably getting smaller than bigger month by month. Now my nipples are bigger and my areolas are growing on the bottom. ???

My breasts have been noticeably getting smaller than bigger month by month. Now my nipples are bigger and my areolas are growing on the bottom. ???

Unclear: Changes in the breasts typically occur over time and not month to month. If your weight is fluctuating then this may contribute to breast size. If you are concerned schedule a visit for a breast exam to make sure all is normal. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my areola 2 b itchty and flaky. It has been like this since the nov and also my nipples itches as well. What should I do.

What could be the cause of my areola 2 b itchty and flaky. It has been like this since the nov and also my nipples itches as well. What should I do.

Yeast: Most common reason for those symptoms would be a yeast infection. You can try some over the counter anti-fungal and see if that helps. If it doesn't then it may be hormonal. If anti-fungal doesn't work, consider making appt with your doctor for an exam and work up. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have nipple areola cancer?

Is it possible to have nipple areola cancer?

Possible: Breast cancers can involve the nipple areolar region of the breast. Please see your doctor for an exam and an evaluation if you are concerned. ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more