secondary areola

secondary areola

a second ring appearing around the areola of the breast during pregnancy that is more pigmented than the areola before pregnancy.
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Physiologic skin changes in pregnancy include changes in pigmentation (in the form of melasma, linea nigra, secondary areola, localized or generalized hyperpigmentation), vascular system (such as palmar erythema, spider angiomas, varicosities), striae distensae and endocrine function, as well as, changes in hair and nails.
In our study, pigmentary changes were seen in 98% of cases, of which linea nigra was the most common, seen in 86% of cases followed by secondary areola seen in 74% of cases.