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Sores On Areola
I have a lump by my nipple on my left breast and it pusses sometimes. Now, my entire areola is dry and peeling and ihave dry sores around my breast. What should I do?
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
Acanthosis Nigricans: If it is associated with increased weight, this may represent acanthosis nigricans. This is a benign condition that can be associated with pre-diabetes. Other causes include post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or other causes. See a dermatologist to evaluate this condition. ...Read more
Asymmetry is common.: The amount of breast tissue a woman has is genetically determined. This includes areola size. Most parts of your body are not symmetric and identically sized, including breasts, and there is nothing "abnormal" about one nipple, areola, or entire breast somewhat larger or smaller than the other. If this is a new change for you, however, it's best to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Normal areolae have variable sizes and shapes. What appears to be sagging is normal.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
No: See primary care physician person to evaluate rough hard edge around Areola ...Read more
No: I do not see in my expertise it would pose a problem or problems though. ...Read more
Here's a link...: Http://www. Healthywomen. Org/content/ask-expert/1296/normal-breast-changes-over-lifetimeGet a more detailed answer ›
I don't have a medical reason for your apparent change in size of nipples. Need more information
Body changes with weight changes. Would have to ask more questions. Are you pregnant, did you gain weight, how did you measure, what made you measure them.?
Rest assured it is normal to ask about body changes.
Dr Lange ...Read more
Get eval: Pain for over 1 week should be evaluated. Get an exam to assess the area. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes/no: Female areola can be either. Some are soft naturally and some are doughy and the rest are hard (especially if frequently touch or plays with it). ...Read more
It's possible.: It could be a normal variant or from greater stimulation (you know what I mean!) take care! ...Read more
Areolae: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normally different: Although most parts of our body have left and right counterparts, their size may vary. Ie. Ears may be slightly higher on one side than the other. It is normal to have areolas different in size. It is a normal variant if this is not a new change. ...Read more
Slightly: Could be due to hormonal, infectious, glandular or skin related condition. Difficult to tell without examination, which I highly recommend. ...Read more