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Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more


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One areola is dark, tender, and enlarged?

One areola is dark, tender, and enlarged?

Breast surgeon: I will see a breast surgeon, it may be normal but better safe than sorry to make sure there is no infection of site ...Read more

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I am 24 and have pcos. About 3 days ago I looked in the mirror and noticed both my areolas are enlarged. What could be causing them to do that?

Depends: Most commonly this could be related to temperature. The areolas and nipples can change size/shape based on temperature, hormones, or level of sexuality excitement ...Read more

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I grew coarse hairs on my chin and areolas after taking birth control years ago. How do I make the hair stop growing?

I grew coarse hairs on my chin and areolas after taking birth control years ago. How do I make the hair stop growing?

.? Due to pills: Birth control pills are not going to affect hair growth after stopping them. Their effect is long gone from your system. If this is an ongoing problem, ask your doctor to check for an underlying medical condition such as poly cystic ovary syndrome (pcos), which is a common hormone imbalance (5-10% of adult women) that can cause excess hair growth and irregular periods. ...Read more

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Can your nipples get enlarged before your period and darker around your areola? Or is that just a pregnancy symptom?

Can your nipples get enlarged before your period and darker around your areola? Or is that just a pregnancy symptom?

Possible: Your body prepares for a pregnancy every single month, when the released egg is NOT fertilized, then you have a period and all the pregnancy like symptoms (breast pain/enlargement) resolve. If you missed your period pls do your pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Left nipple itching for a month. Began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple.?

Left nipple itching for a month. Began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple.?

Need to examine: While the risk is low, the symptoms you described are of concern for a particular type of breast cancer. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it checked out.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged montgomery gland on one breast near the outer edge of the areola. There is no infection, no discharge, pregnancy or breastfeeding?

I have an enlarged montgomery gland on one breast near the outer edge of the areola. There is no infection, no discharge, pregnancy or breastfeeding?

No Prob: This is a variation of normal. Montgomery glands are as simple as sebaceous cysts. Nothing needs to be done. Observe for now. Watch for redness, heat, pain, swelling, or drainage. ...Read more

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Period 4days late negative test. Cramps, frequent urination, nausea, tiredness, back pain. Nipples enlarged areola Normal. White or clear discharge?

Period 4days late negative test. Cramps, frequent urination, nausea, tiredness, back pain. Nipples enlarged areola Normal. White or clear discharge?

Many symptoms: It is hard to put all of these symptoms together. The discharge could suggest the pituitary and a prolactin level can help. But many other tests need to be done as well as imaging. Your physician may want you to see other consultants depending on the findings. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Are areolas always round?

Generally: They can round or oval and all sizes. ...Read more

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What to do about large areolas?

What to do about large areolas?

Depends: This is more a cosmetic issue. Do they affect you or others? If it affects you then see a plastic surgeon. Reduction surgery is simple and will not affect future lactation, etc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have big areolas?

Is it normal to have big areolas?

Not abnormal: Every person is unique, and some people may have large areolas, just as some people are tall, some not so tall, etc. ...Read more

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White dots around and on my areolas?

White dots around and on my areolas?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is one areola darker then the other?

Not sure: Often there maybe subtle or more obvious differences on one side of the body that may not have any explanation except we are born that way" nature can't be always perfect " ...Read more

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I am wondering what causes huge areolas?

They can increase: In size with pregnancy or period. Genetics play a part. The areola helps baby focus in on the nipple. ...Read more

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Why do I have new freckles on my areolas?

Not freckles: The pigmented spots on the nipples are probably areolar glands rather than freckles. If you have developed pigmented spots on the nipple you should see you doctor for an exam to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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What can lead to the right areola to itch?

What can lead to the right areola to itch?

Infection: Sometimes you can have yeast infection or allergic reaction from newly changed BRA ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have big areola?

What does it mean when you have big areola?

It means that each: Of us is unique. Size tends to increase during pregnancy and breast feeding. ...Read more

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Areolas getting darker, should I be worried?

Areola: If both breasts areola the same, probably just increased pigmentation. If it is asymmetrical, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have changes in your areola?

Is it normal to have changes in your areola?

Yes: The body changes all the time. Some changes can be a sign of trouble. Hardening, retraction, inversion, discharge, surrounding dimpling of the skin are signs of concern. ...Read more

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Embarrassing question==my areola is dimpled?

Montgomery Glands: Pretty normal - glands of montgomery can give it a ripply appearance. ...Read more

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Is there a procedure to make my areolas bigger?

Not specifically: The areola often grows in proportion to the rest of the breast. Gaining weight, breast growth, or augmentation, may enlarge your areola. A color matched tattoo may also create the appearance of an enlarged areola. ...Read more