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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

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...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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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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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

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Why are my areola swollen but they don't hurt? I have had a normal period and haven't missed a birth control pill.

Areola swelling: A number of different conditions and medical problems can cause a puffy areola, but in most cases normal hormonal shifts are to blame. ...Read more

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My left breast for 3days now are sore/swollen with both areola's darker followed by 2 irregular cycles I feel no lumps in breast I'm concerned, help?

My left breast for 3days now are sore/swollen with both areola's darker followed by 2 irregular cycles I feel no lumps in breast I'm concerned, help?

Exam: It's difficult to say what is happening, but you should have an examination by a medical practitioner. Soreness of a single breast could possibly be a sign of pregnancy, if you are active in that way, but usually it is both breasts. Please take care of this so you won't have to worry. ...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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I alway had small inverted nipples, why do they now look less inverted? My areolas look swollen & bigger with bruiselike spot above it- veinier breast

Breast appearance: Breast appearance can be extremely variable and will change over time. Some people simply have more visible veins in their breasts. This may become more obvious during pregnancy as well as darkening of the areola. You might want to get a home pregnancy test. ...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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I have several swollen very painful areas that appear to be bug bits. There are some under each armpit, and one next to my areola? Male

I have several swollen very painful areas that appear to be bug bits. There are some under each armpit, and one next to my areola? Male

See your doctor.: This sounds like these areas could be infected, even if they started as insect bites. I would recommend warm compresses to the areas and see your doctor. ...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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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 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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My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

Variety of things: It could be a variety of things with benign nevus (mole) being the most likely possibility but a drug reaction and even ectopic breast tissue or accessory nipple are possibilities. Discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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On Clomid (clomiphene) I ovulated and no period y am I having symptoms? Hotflashes headaches urinate more feel like swollen vagina brown ring on my left areola

On Clomid (clomiphene) I ovulated and no period y am I having symptoms? Hotflashes headaches urinate more feel like swollen vagina brown ring on my left areola

Clomid (clomiphene): If you don't have periods after using clomid (clomiphene), (clomiphene) you might be pregnant or have a residual ovarian cysts causing delay in your cycle. Follow up with your obgyn to rule out pregnancy, vaginal infectio causing symptoms in vagina. Hot flashes are caused by clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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I'm a 29 year old mother of 2, my left breast is swollen and sore with a raised dark vein going through the areola.?

I'm a 29 year old mother of 2, my left breast is swollen and sore with a raised dark vein going through the areola.?

Breast surgeon: This could be an infection of the breast, occluded duct or even an inflammatory growth. I recommend an evaluation by a breast surgeon as quickly as possible. Perhaps your physician or gynecologist could see you and arrange a consultation if deemed necessary. ...Read more

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Hormonals? Following my periods, breasts remain very swollen/tender for weeks. Ongoing pain in left nipple now resolving but blue veins/puffy areola

Hormonals? Following my periods, breasts remain very swollen/tender for weeks. Ongoing pain in left nipple now resolving but blue veins/puffy areola

Breast Swollen: Breast swelling can occur for many reasons (i.e. Cycle, hormones, pregnancy, etc). It can be normal to have some swelling even after a period. Do you have a family history of breast cancer? How old are you? Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more