Moles on areola can develop for a number of reasons and is very common during pregnancy. I can assure you that most likely a mole on your areola means nothing. Lets first understand what a mole really is and if you should be worried or not.
Moles on Areola – Should I worry?
What is a mole anyway?
Moles whether on your areolas or not occur in 100% of the human population and most people have between 10 and 50 moles on average. A mole is a collection of skin cells on one area. Normally these cells are spread out over a larger area. But when they get lonely they group together 🙂 When all of these cells are in such a tight group they produce a concentration of pigment and the skin turns brown or to a darker color. Most moles will be present at birth or will appear within the first 30 years of life.
Are Moles Dangerous?
Short answer is no, very few moles are cancerous. It makes no difference whether you have moles on areola, your back, legs or neck. If your mole is smaller than a pencil eraser and do not change color (except during pregnancy), are not painful or leaking fluid then you have nothing to worry about. Odd shaped moles can be a minor concern though and should be checked out. Sometimes a mole may develop with small darker dots on them also.
Moles on Areola
Moles on areola can develop during pregnancy and sometimes turn darker as areolas and nipples do. Small bumps can also form on the areola, these are called Montgomery glands. A large percentage of women will develop Montgomery glands. As long as your mole is not painful, a white or red color or larger than a pencil eraser then there is no immediate cause for concern. Remember just because there are moles on areola is no different than if that mole was on any other part of your body.