I have a question. I am 39 years old and I don't know why I recently noticed this but it worries me. Is it normal to have one areola slightly a different color than the other? My left is a light brown and my right is pink. I hate to go to the dr just for this. I was on birth control pills for a month for an ovarian cyst and then I quit the pill. I don't know if this is hormonal related or what. I figured maybe someone on here has a similar situation or knows someone?
Usually areolas become darker during pregnancy,which could start with one becoming darker and then the other one catching up.
If you are sure you are not pregnant,then hormonal imbalance could cause areola darkening.This can happen during your menstrual cycles,or due to certain medications, particularly birth control pills.
I don't think you should worry about breast cancer,since you don't mention having any other symptoms,such as itchiness,scaling,swelling, nipple discharge etc.Each person responds to their hormone shifts differently and it takes some time for the body to readjusts.
If you have any doubt,I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your OBGYN for evaluation just to make sure that all is fine okay?.
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