Breast Cancer Community
black areola
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast cancer, biopsy, genetics, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, lumps, lumpectomy, lymph node dissection, lymphedema, mammograms, mastectomy, radiation therapy, reconstruction, and self exams.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

black areola

my dad's left areola is black. the right one looks fine. we tried to get him to go to the doctor but he wont. what could this be?
Blank
587083 tn?1327123862
Hi,
Not sure what this color change means,but I suggest that your father should see a physician.If other abnormalities such as a lump,skin dimpling,nipple retraction, (turning inward) redness or scaling of the nipple,nipple discharge are not present,then it could indicate an infection that can cause hyper pigmentation,or perhaps a circulatory problem.
Please encourage your father not to let it go too long without a professional medical opinion.
Best wishes to both you and your Dad.
3 Comments
Blank
587083 tn?1327123862
Hi,
Not sure what this color change means,but I suggest that your father should see a physician.If other abnormalities such as a lump,skin dimpling,nipple retraction, (turning inward) redness or scaling of the nipple,nipple discharge are not present,then it could indicate an infection that can cause hyper pigmentation,or perhaps a circulatory problem.
Please encourage your father not to let it go too long without a professional medical opinion.
Best wishes to both you and your Dad.
Blank
Avatar f tn
Thank you so much for your response. I told him I was looking into this for him and when i told him this site put my ? right to the breast cancer page he sort of looked scared, I felt bad for him, but i think this might push him to go back to the Dr..Why are men so stubborn?...lol
Again Thank you, Judi
Blank
587083 tn?1327123862
Hi Judi, you are more than welcome!
I am glad you are encouraging your dad to seek medical attention.Don't give up,with love and patience I am sure he will listen to you and do the right thing.Hopefully it's nothing serious,but only his doctor can confirm that.
Yes, men can be very stubborn indeed,but we women have a natural gift called "power of  persuasion " LOL...
Again wishing all best for your Dad .
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Breast Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Breast Cancer Answerers
25201 tn?1255584436
Blank
japdip
587083 tn?1327123862
Blank
zouzi
739091 tn?1300669627
Blank
SueYoung55
State of Confusion