Female health examination: From your breasts, it can be seen that the color and shape of your diseased areola can reflect the health status of your breasts, and details cannot be ignored. What type of areola is normal and how to perform a breast self-examination? Hurry up and learn!
The diameter of the areola is about 3-4cm, with various colors. During puberty, it appears rose red, while during pregnancy and lactation, the pigmentation deepens and appears dark brown. The size and color of the areola vary among women. The size and color of the areola vary among women. Usually, if a person with white skin turns pink and a person with dark skin turns brown black, then the black skin's areola will turn dark brown or black. Usually, the areola changes with a woman's physiological and physical condition, and is therefore one of the signals of health.
Physiological changes: After pregnancy, starting from premature birth, the color of the nipples and areolas can deepen from light red to dark brown. This change is mainly due to the normal physiological changes of estrogen and pregnancy hormones in the body after pregnancy. Deepening of the color of the areola without pregnancy: Dark: Some women (aged 30-45) gradually darken their nipples and areolas from pink brown to dark brown without pregnancy, and no lesions were found during breast examination. However, this color change indicates an increase in estrogen in the female body at this time. After a period of time, due to their own regulation, estrogen levels return to normal, and the color of the nipples and areolas also returns to normal, This is still a normal physiological change.
Pathological changes: 1. After the color of the nipple and areola deepens, there is itching around the double nipple and areola. During breast examination, proliferative lesions or cystic proliferative lesions can be found in both or one side of the breast. Deepening the color of the nipple and areola indicates an increase in estrogen levels in the body, which is consistent with the pattern of breast disease as a target organ.