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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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Hi im sydney. how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore. I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever. I am ha

Hi im sydney. how long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore.  I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling  very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever.  I am ha

Anytime you like: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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My boyfriend came a little bit on my mid thigh. I think my areola may be a little darker and I had light brown discharge. is pregnancy possible?

My boyfriend came a little bit on my mid thigh. I think my areola may be a little darker and I had light brown discharge. is pregnancy possible?

Health Class: Yes. If there was an uncovered erect penis inside of your vagina during any of your ovulation days pregnancy is possible. Pre-cum is well documented as a common cause of pregnancy. No, if there was never any uncovered penis inside of your vagina. Sperm do not swim across dry skin into the vagina. Sperm have to be deposited inside of the vagina to cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a dark ring halfway around areola on breast. Other breast as a white tip on nipple. No chance of pregnancy. What could cause this?

I have a dark ring halfway around areola on breast.  Other breast as a white tip on nipple. No chance of pregnancy.  What could cause this?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Spotted pink/brwn 3 days, 2 weeks later 2 day period, not heavy, no cramps. Dark areolas with rings around them. Confused. Pregnancy?

Spotted pink/brwn 3 days, 2 weeks later 2 day period, not heavy, no cramps. Dark areolas with rings around them. Confused. Pregnancy?

Hard to tell: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after a "weird" period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples/areolas darker? I noticed after my period was a week late which never happens to me. It was lighter than normal as well. Pregnancy?

Why are my nipples/areolas darker? I noticed after my period was a week late which never happens to me. It was lighter than normal as well. Pregnancy?

Possibly: You should certainly have a pregnancy test to see if you are. Other signs are that your breasts are larger and slightly tender. You may also feel a little nauseous. ...Read more

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My areolas are getting darker. Took a pregnancy test & its neg. What could be causing them to darken?

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

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Are darker areolas a sign of pregnancy or pms?

Darker Areolas: can occur with pregnancy. However, it is not diagnostic - so take a pregnancy test to know for sure. Take care. ...Read more

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My areolas have gone darker is this a sign of pregnancy or period?

Possible: Areola color change can occur with pregnancy. Do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I took two at home pregnancy test and both were negative but my areolas are dark could I be pregnant?

Doubtful: Pregnancy: missed cycles, weight gain, breast fullness/heaviness. Occasionally the nipples/areolas may darken; however a pregnancy test is needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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On Mirena (levonorgestrel) noticed areolas getting slightly darker and larger, pregnancy test negative, what could be the cause of the changes?

Unclear: Mirena (levonorgestrel) can cause acne and breast tenderness, but typical side effects do not include darkening or enlargement of the areola. I suggest you see your GYN for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My areolas get big and my breast become a bit low is it because of everytime being Massage and sucked when having sex? Other than pregnancy. Pls help.

My areolas get big and my breast become a bit low is it because of everytime being Massage and sucked when having sex? Other than pregnancy. Pls help.

Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes can cause some fluctuation in the breasts throughout the month. Weight changes as well. Sexually activity will not cause a long term change in the breast. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Tender breasts and darker areolas on pill. Negative pregnancy test. what could this be??

Tender breasts and darker areolas on pill. Negative pregnancy test. what could this be??

Hormonal imbalance: It may be a side effect of the pill. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Dark rings around areoles with blue veins. Sore breasts. Fatigue. Constipation. Mild cramps. Spotting for 5 days now. Negative pregnancy test?

Dark rings around areoles with blue veins. Sore breasts. Fatigue. Constipation. Mild cramps. Spotting for 5 days now. Negative pregnancy test?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Randomly breasts hurt, and bumps on areola. I am on continuous pill but near the last week, or is this common with pregnancy? Could it be from pill?

Randomly breasts hurt, and bumps on areola. I am on continuous pill but near the last week, or is this common with pregnancy? Could it be from pill?

The bumps on the: Areola are likely montgomery glands. They can enlarge with pregnancy. Breast pain could be the result of pregnancy, oral contraceptives, pms or your period. If you miss a period - then take a home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period(negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period(negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??

Too soon to test: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more

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What causes the pain around the areola during pregnancy?

What causes the pain around the areola during pregnancy?

Engorgement: Breast tissue normally expands, and later becomes engorged. The stretching of the skin around the breast can often lend itself to pain around the areola. The areola is also hypersensitized during pregnancy and after delivery to help with breastfeeding and this can cause some irritation/pain as well. My wife used cocoa butter when she was pregnant and it helped her. Ob will have other treatments. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for areola expansion? i took a pregnancy test and it came back negative

Elastic tissue: The elastic tissue of the skin will determine the area of the breast that the areola will cover. As aging, pregnancies or breast enlargement(or shrinkage) occurs, the areola will change its' appearance. ...Read more

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Varicose veins on my breasts and on my areola, a sign of pregnancy?

Varicose veins on my breasts and on my areola, a sign of pregnancy?

Maybe.: Prominent breast veins are common in pregnancy and can occur pretty early. But, if you're not pregnant and want to eliminate the veins, I've seen very good results with sclerotherapy. It's easy to do and most patients find it less painful than they thought it would be. ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more