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What does it mean when u have swollen areola?

What does it mean when u have swollen areola?

More info: more specifics are needed ime of cycle unilateral or bilateral any trauma are youe pregnant? etc etc .please ask again or have a pvt convo ...Read more

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One of my areolas has been swollen since puberty (i'm 18 now), what can be done to reduce its size to normal?

One of my areolas has been swollen since puberty (i'm 18 now), what can be done to reduce its size to normal?

Normal: At age 18, the breast may still change and develop. It's normal to have differences between the breasts during this time. It's also normal for women to have differences from one side to the other later in life. But it's more common in young women. If the difference in sides is very noticeable after age 25, plastic surgery can be considered. ...Read more

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One of my areolas has been swollen ever since puberty, (i'm 18 now), what can be done to reduce it to its regular size?

Wait: It still has time to even out. Breast will continue to change until a woman reaches complete reproductive prime. Sometimes this isn't' until mid-20s. If after that time, there is a significant bothersome difference between the breasts, a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon would be possible. ...Read more

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Lower part of my left areola sometimes becomes pale and a little bit swollen, no other symptoms. What's wrong? I have also systs and ligament...

Areola: This could be infection but rare conditions like paget's disease of the breast which is a cancer of the nipple has to be ruled out .You should see your doctor .Sometimes inflamation if superficial veins on the breast may cause a disease called mondors disease which can sometimes falsely look like thickened cords or ligaments underneath your breast. You should see a doc. ...Read more

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Swollen right areola, feeling a vein under the skin, feels hot sometimes?

Swollen right areola, feeling a vein under the skin, feels hot sometimes?

Good breast exam: Have your PMD perform a good breast exam. Is there any discharge from the nipple? Any tenderness. You may require further work up after a breast exam...to me this sounds normal with nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Can pale areola (on lower part) and a little bit swollen areola be a sign of some kind of cancer, or it could be something other?

Can pale areola (on lower part) and a little bit swollen areola be a sign of some kind of cancer, or it could be something other?

Not likely cancer: Cancer of the breast rarely presents as a localized areolar swelling, and you are younger than most breast cancer patients. See your doctor to allay your anxiety, and to see if what you describe is due to some other problem, such as a skin disease. ...Read more

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My left areola is bigger and a little bit swollen, also sometimes becomes pale on the lower part. Should i worry about some kind of cancer?

No: There can be discrepancies in the size of both breast and areola. the only time for concern is if an ulcerating area appears from the nipple and invades the surface of the areola, Pagets of the nipple. There can be some cystic tissue under the areola but usually this area devoid of dense breast tissue. If mammo/sono then just carefully watch with periodic surgical check up. ...Read more

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My areolas are swollen, flaky and moist. My bra keep getting wet and sticking to my bra. I am not breastfeeding. How can treat over the counter ?

See a doctor: you can apply hydrocortisone cream from over the counter,it will dry it up but nipple drainage is not something that you should ignored,and take lightly. you should see a doctor even if if does get better. thank you. ...Read more

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My areola on my right breast is swollen. It changes constantly. Top half, bottom half, left, or right.

My areola on my right breast is swollen. It changes constantly. Top half, bottom half, left, or right.

Breast asymmetry: Hi Laura. How old are you? Are you somewhere in puberty? Breast changes during puberty (which include areolar changes) may be temporally asymmetrical. Of course, you can ignore that if you're far past puberty. ...Read more

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I have a small hole like round scab on my areola right by nipple. Red and a little swollen, what is it?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options because this could be lots of different things. ...Read more

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I woke up today and i have always had pimple like bumps around my areola but they are bigger painful and my actual left nipple is swollen what's wrong?

I woke up today and i have always had pimple like bumps around my areola but they are bigger painful and my actual left nipple is swollen what's wrong?

Exam needed: The breast may have an infection or it could be a blocked duct causing the swelling and discomfort. In any event, its best that you have a breast examination by your physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Have gotten hard pea size bumps under the areola, breast are swollen, and breast are hot at the touch. And they hurt. Can this be why i'm tired.

Have gotten hard pea size bumps under the areola, breast are swollen, and breast are hot at the touch. And they hurt. Can this be why i'm tired.

Should see your dr: Unfortunately, your symptoms really require the benefit of an examination. If they are hot and red, it could be an infection, or possibly something else, and rare forms of breast cancer, though it would be unlikely to happen to both breasts at the same time. ...Read more

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So i got my tubes cut tied an burned 3 years agi the other day i noticed my boobs were swollen an my areola was itchy an had white spots on them i squ?

So i got my tubes cut tied an burned 3 years agi the other day i noticed my boobs were swollen an my areola was itchy an had white spots on them i squ?

No certainty: Tubal ligation is no 100 % guarantee for not getting pregnant. Especially when performed at a young age (early twenties) the risk of failure is 10 - 20 times higher than in women over the age of 35. A pregnancy test will show if your symptoms come from a pregnancy. ...Read more