Female nipple color changes predict gynecological diseases
Female nipples and areolas with normal color are pale red or pinkish brown. If the nipples and areola color are changed, it can prompt some physiological or pathological changes in the endocrine system of women. Women’s nipple discoloration is a health warning signal, and you should always pay attention: Physiological changes 1. After a woman is pregnant, the color of the nipples and areola can be deepened from early pregnancy. The color changes from light red to dark brown. This change is mainly caused by the increase of estrogen and progesterone in the body after pregnancy. It is normal.Physiological changes.
2. Some women, in the absence of pregnancy, the color of the nipples and areolas also gradually deepens, from pink to dark brown. If you do a breast examination, you can’t find any replacement, but this color change suggests thatAt this time, women have a “transient” increase in estrogen in the body, and may be at fault. Due to self-regulation, the estrogen level returns to normal, and the color of the nipples and areola also returns to normal. This is still a normal physiological change.
Pathological changes 1, after the nipple, areola color deepens, and accompanied by double nipples and areola around itchy, breast examination can be found in bilateral or unilateral breast hyperplasia or cystic hyperplasia.
The deepening of the nipple and areola indicates that the level of estrogen in the body is increased. As a target organ, minor complications occur, which is consistent with the pathogenesis.
2. The simple color of the nipple and areola deepens and becomes dark brown or dark brown, and even small nodules are formed around the areola gland to form an interaction. At this time, there is no depression in the breast.
Should the patient have a serious liver disease?
This is because the liver function caused by liver disease is reduced, and estrogen cannot be killed normally in the liver, which causes the nipples and areolas to deepen. This is exactly the same as the “spider mole” and “cinnabar palm” that appear in men with severe liver disease.
3. The female ovary suffers from a benign tumor that increases the amount of estrogen secreted by the ovaries, which may cause the nipple areola to deepen in color, and there may be many small nodules around the areola adenosine.
Such patients should see a gynecologist as soon as possible, find out the cause, and treat them promptly.
Adhere to this, when examining breast cancer, be sure to pay attention to the changes in nipple and areola color.
Need to clarify whether the change of areola color is physiological or pathological, according to the characteristics of the change, make a clear diagnosis and active treatment.
What is the meaning of nipple and areola?
So don’t ignore the small changes.
Of particular vigilance Of course, eczema-like changes in the nipple and areola are not necessarily cancerous, and some of them are simple eczema.
So, what kind of situation should cause special vigilance?
In general, if eczema-like changes occur on one side of the nipple and areola, and those who do not heal for a long time, the possibility of eczema-like cancer is high.
It is mainly manifested by the initial itching or mild burning of the nipples, followed by redness and mild erosion of the nipple and areola skin, often with tan or gray scale-like crusts on the surface, and the skin in some areas is rough and thickened.It is hard and clear from the surroundings. In the future, there may be depression or erosion of the affected nipple, or a hard mass in the breast can be touched.