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Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from23 Votes

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions.

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1106
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

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1072
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Diagnostic tests for abnormal breast areola
1042
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

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1055
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

ATOS Clinic Munich

9.8/10 from23 Votes

The ATOS Clinic Munich is a highly specialized health care facility offering high quality treatment and excellent service. Medical focuses of the clinic include diagnosis and treatment of the entire orthopedic spectrum.

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1222
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Diagnostic tests for abnormal breast areola
1025
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Diagnostic tests for abnormal breast areola
1045
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Prosper-Hospital Recklinghausen

9/10 from23 Votes

The Academic Prosper-Hospital Recklinghausen has been rendering medical and health care services of excellent standing for more than 160 years. With approx. 530 beds and 12 medical departments, the Hospital is famous for being the largest medical facility in the region.

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1018
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Recklinghausen

Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Cologne

10/10 from23 Votes

The Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in Cologne is a private practice, which offers services and surgical interventions of the entire spectrum of plastic and aesthetic surgery.

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1063
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Clinic Dr. Brenner Bonn

9/10 from23 Votes

The Clinic Dr. Brenner in Bonn, Bad Godesberg, is very popular among both German and foreign patients. It offers the full range of medical services for the treatment of skin diseases.

Diagnostic tests for abnormal breast areola
1080
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

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location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Skin Health Turkey Istanbul

10/10 from23 Votes

Clinic for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Hair Transplantation Skin Health Turkey is a modern, dermatology clinic in Istanbul, founded by a group of the leading doctors in 2013.

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887
location_onCountry: Turkey
location_searchingCity: Istanbul

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10 from42 Votes

The HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal is a well-known maximum care hospital and an advanced rehabilitation center in Germany. The hospital belongs to the Witten-Herdecke University and, with its 1000 beds, is the largest one in the Bergisches Land region.

Diagnostic tests for abnormal breast areola
1069
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Wuppertal

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

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location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

Hospital Waldbrol Oberberg

9.7/10 from23 Votes

The Waldbröl District Hospital has the state-of-the-art medical equipment and is the certified Cancer Center. The key goal of the Hospital is to provide patients with a competent individual medical care and nursing.

Diagnostic tests for abnormal breast areola
985
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Waldbrоl

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.7/10 from41 Votes

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level.

Diagnostic tests for abnormal breast areola
1056
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen
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About the disease

Abnormal breast areola is a condition whereby there are changes in the appearance of the nipple in certain situations. For example, the appearance of areola can exhibit an abnormal change in a reactive way, meaning that changes occur when they are touched or when there are changes in temperature. Abnormal breast areola can also develop as a response to certain hormonal changes.

Hormonal changes tend to develop during such periods as puberty, first menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Pregnancy brings on major hormonal changes, especially to the appearance of the breasts, which swell and become visibly bigger. This happens because the milk ducts are activated. The nipples can change as well, becoming swollen and painful to touch, changing in color and even producing discharge before and after the birth of the child. During the menopause, the nipples can also become dry and painful. Some women experience pain in the nipples before or during their menstruation cycles, due to monthly hormonal changes. All these changes are considered to be normal and are rarely a cause for major concern.

However, sometimes breast areola change for no apparent reason. Some women are born with inverted or retracted nipples as a congenital condition. Abnormal nipple discharges can be caused by fibroadenomas, polyps and even infections. In this case, the discharge from the breasts may have a green or yellow tinge to it. Breast cancer can also cause the development of abnormal breast areola.

Symptoms

  • Swollen areola
  • Change in color
  • Painful to touch
  • Look different from usual
  • Discharge that is pus-like
  • Bumps or lumps in the areola area

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will palpate the patient’s breasts to check for bumps or lumps.
  • The doctor will ask the woman about her menstrual cycle and her hormonal balance.
  • Hormonal tests may be performed to analyze the patient’s hormonal levels.
  • A mammogram, which is an imaging test, is used to examine the breasts and rule out the possibility of various abnormal formations.
  • A fine needle aspiration biopsy can also be useful in examining the cells of the abnormal breast areola and can determine why the abnormality has developed.

Treatment

  • A doctor may prescribe hormonal treatment to normalize the patient’s hormonal balance if the problems were caused by hormonal changes.
  • Resection of bumps, lumps or any other malformations may be recommended if the doctor suspects malignancy, or if the patient is in a high risk group for breast cancer.
  • Plastic surgery can also improve the appearance of the areola if the woman is dissatisfied with how they look. 



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