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I just found out I am pregnant. While i’m excited, I am worried because my nipples have become very dark. Is this normal? Will they stay this way?
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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Darkening of the nipples and surrounding skin (areola) is a very normal change in pregnancy.
It is more noticable in darker skinned individuals. The color will go back to normal after delivery and will in no way interfere with breastfeeding. Congratulations!

In brief: Yes
Darkening of the nipples and surrounding skin (areola) is a very normal change in pregnancy.
It is more noticable in darker skinned individuals. The color will go back to normal after delivery and will in no way interfere with breastfeeding. Congratulations!
Dr. Caren Reaves
Dr. Caren Reaves
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nipples
Discoloration without discharge or discomfort is not anything to worry about at this stage.

In brief: Nipples
Discoloration without discharge or discomfort is not anything to worry about at this stage.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Ely Pelta
Psychiatry
In brief: Yes
It is normal.

In brief: Yes
It is normal.
Dr. Ely Pelta
Dr. Ely Pelta
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