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ask: why don't i have areola?

By owllover88
 
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I'm 23 and I've always wondered why I don't have areola. Is it something not all women get?

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owllover88

I do have a nipple, i just never noticed the area around it too much until i got older.

March 12, 2012 - 1:19pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi owllover88

Thanks for your post - it sounds like you were born without them?

Or perhaps they are so pale that they match your skin?

I assume you have the small nipple on top?

I have never known someone to be born without areolas; this is something you need to take up with your doctor.

Best,

~Susan

March 9, 2012 - 1:44pm
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