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Why does my areola appear in different colors sometimes ?

sometimes when i look at my areola (around nipple) i see it is not exactly one color, sometimes it appears in different colors, but not anything extremely wierd just a sligh difference in color on the same areola. is this normal
Mon, 29 Aug 2011
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Hi,

Welcome to HCM.
Slight colour difference is nothing to worry about. If there is itching or pain in the region, then you need to consult a dermatologist to rule out fungal or bacterial infection, otherwise ignore it.
If there is discharge from nipple, then you should consult a surgeon or endocrinologist.
Wish you all the best.
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