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PAN Clinic Cologne

PAN Clinic Cologne

Overall rating9 / 10
The PAN Clinic Cologne is a multidisciplinary medical facility that combines advanced medicine, excellent quality of patient care and a high level of comfort. Founded in 1999, the clinic is located in the very heart of Cologne. During this time, the medical complex has gained long clinical experience, but at the same time it has
According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
University Hospital Jena

University Hospital Jena

Overall rating8.9 / 10
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
University Hospital Bonn

University Hospital Bonn

Overall rating9.2 / 10
According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital rightfully enjoys the status of the maximum care medical facility and provides its high-quality services in all modern fields of medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the
According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research facilities in Israel. It began its work in 1961, but it is still popular among the local population and attracts thousands of international patients. The multidisciplinary medical center covers an area of ​​150,000 m&s
The Medicana International Ankara Hospital is one of the leading medical centers, which belongs to the largest medical network Medicana in Turkey. The hospital incorporates all specialties of the modern medicine under one roof. It particularly focuses on bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, cardiovascular surg
The Medicana International Istanbul Hospital is a modern medical institution, which provides patients with an individual approach, excellent health service and attentive care. The hospital is part of the largest Turkish network of the Medicana hospitals. Due to its long successful clinical activities, the network has won th
According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Hospital Bogenhausen Munich ranks among the ten best medical centers in Bavaria and among the top 50 medical facilities in Germany! The medical facility is the Academic Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. The modern hospital with the highest level of services annuall
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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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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. 

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed