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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

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...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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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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My areolas have gotten much larger in the last 3 weeks. Why?

My areolas have gotten much larger in the last 3 weeks. Why?

More Information: Hi VMckenzie, I dont 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

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My right areola has become considerably larger than my left areola. Is this normal?

My right areola has become considerably larger than my left areola. Is this normal?

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

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My left areola has a lot of Mont glands, actually has a big ring of tiny ones together. That area sometimes looks dry, does not itch or anything else.

My left areola has a lot of Mont glands, actually has a big ring of tiny ones together. That area sometimes looks dry, does not itch or anything else.

Breast anatomy: Did you have a question? It sounds like you are describing a pretty normal breast exam. If you are concerned something is not normal you should schedule a physical exam. ...Read more

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Uneven breasts/big areolas, is it possible to fix?

Absolutely: The best thing to do is to see a plastic surgeon, certified by the american board of plastic surgery. They can look at you to decide what operation or combination of operations may give you the result you are looking for. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 18. I have no pain but I have large areolas and lost a lot of weight recently. I am not positive if I have gynecomastia, but do you think it will go away?

I'm 18. I have no pain but I have large areolas and lost a lot of weight recently. I am not positive if I have gynecomastia, but do you think it will go away?

See Plastic Surgeon: Many young men get enlarged breasts at puberty. Usually they subside and become normal in about three years. If they persist even after three years > you might need surgery. See a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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I have a very large vein that runs threw my areola looks nasty?

Normal: Not nasty. If you really hate it and want to spend some money, a vascular surgeon can destroy it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are large areolas and labia minora etc unattractive?

Self image: Its all in the eye of the beholder, and ones idea of self worth as it relates to your body image. There is no definitive answer ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are large areolas and labia minora etc unattractive?

Depends on beholder: As stated by dr. Klauber, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Standards of beauty are not fixed. Areolae typically get larger and darker after nursing (3.5 cm before and 4.2 cm after nursing on average). So larger/darker areolae tend to be a subliminal indication of fertility whereas smaller pinker areolae are a sign of nulliparity. However there is great variation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an obese male to have large nipples (areolas) due to their weight? Or what could be the cause?

Is it normal for an obese male to have large nipples (areolas) due to their weight? Or what could be the cause?

Yes: Large nipples and breasts can occur in men and adolescents who are overweight. consult with a nutrition expert about lifestyle and diet changes to lose the weight for your long term health benefit. ...Read more

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Lately I've found somewhat large hard lumps on both sides of my chest and small puss filled bumps on my areolas. Is this normal?

Staph: You may have a mild staff infection I would try using an antiseptic soap if this does not improve I would let a physician see it and give you a definitive diagnosis ...Read more