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What Does Darkened Areola Look Like
Normal variation: Normal areolae have variable sizes and shapes. What appears to be sagging is normal. 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. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Hormones: The hormones that become potent and prevalent in adolescents do many things, including hair growth where there was none, breast development, increased height, increased weight, changes in the brain and how one thinks, deepening of the voice, acne, and the menstrual cycle. Another effect is that the areola darkens. ...Read more
How can u tell if ur areola is raised darkened and widen if u see them everyday and ur pregnant?, how can u tell the difference?
Take a preg test: If you have darker skin, the areola is usally darkened. Areola darkening is not usually a first sign of pregnancy. Early signs of preg are nausea, vomiting, fatigue & breast tenderness. Usu the linea nigra (dark vertical line on stomach) and other skin darkening happens later in pregnancy. If you don't want to be pregnant, use birth control. If you want to be preg, take folic acid/prenatal vit. ...Read more
Is it compulsory for my areola and nipple to darken if I've conceived and if so how long will it take for this to occur?thanks
How is the average 14 year old breast, nipple & areola suppose to look like? My daughter has small breast, they are getting darker & nipple longer.
Wait: You are 20 years old with a 14 year old daughter------wow! give them time to grow. ...Read more
I have a few spots that look like hickeys n my areola but no bruise. I have no discharge or sore boobs. Am i pregnant?
Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you have abnormal skin lesions on your breasts then you should schedule a visit with a dermatologist to find out what is wrong. These are not symptoms of pregnancy ...Read more
My areolas are getting darker. Took a pregnancy test & its neg. What could be causing them to darken?
Lets review your que: Areola darkening is not an early sign of pregnancy. Darker signed people rend to have darker areolas. Changes in hormone levels can cause it. Early pregnancy usually has signs of fatigue nausea so if you have none of these symptoms it is most likely a normal phenomenon. If it is one sided then I would seek the help of a doctor ...Read more