How soon in pregnancy do your nipples start to darken?

I think I'm pregnant, I'd be about 3 weeks, and my boyfriend told me today that around my nipples look darker and they look brownish. How soon do your nipples start to darken in pregnancy?

Marissa l asked on 09 May '11 at 18:42

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Miss_muffet answer on 09 May '11 at 18:42

mine darkened when im pregnant for about 8-12 weeks. my hubby noticed that it was darker than usual (since im an asian) and my boobs got even bigger and sore. it was like the the circle around the nipple got bigger and i felt it was itchy all the time. hope this one helps.

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I love my baby answer on 09 May '11 at 17:15

They immediately start getting bigger and your nipples will darken as well.I started getting bigger glands probably about 3 weeks after i found out i was pregnant and my breasts were a dead give away they got huge quick! I went from a 34 D to a 37 DD and now i can no longer fit i a double D with out hanging out and i am 24 weeks pregnant and petite! They are out of control and i am often asked if i have implants! It angers me when i am asked that! The breasts are definitely the first sign then the missed period! If your breasts hurt even to be touched or bumped then you are more then likely pregnant and it only gets worse the further along you get! Mine feel like rocks.Just make sure when you take a pregnancy test t use first morning urine because hcg levels are higher in the morning because your urine is not diluted with things you drank through out the day. good luck to you!

Jessiekay answer on 09 May '11 at 17:15

I've never heard of implantation bleeding but I can tell you as far as pregnancy you do have sore nipples and whitish discharge. My sister took three tests that all came out negative and she was actually pregnant had to get a blood test to confirm it so it is possible that you are pregnant. I would wait till you miss your period for sure and retest then if you still have all the symptoms and no period its probably a good thing to make a doctors appt.Hope this helped and good luck!

Miss_muffet answer on 09 May '11 at 18:42

mine darkened when im pregnant for about 8-12 weeks. my hubby noticed that it was darker than usual (since im an asian) and my boobs got even bigger and sore. it was like the the circle around the nipple got bigger and i felt it was itchy all the time. hope this one helps.

One-hot-mama<3 answer on 09 May '11 at 19:39

well u have to wait at least 5 days before you missed period.. some signs are darkening of the nipples, increased urination, sensitive breasts, ect however you dont usually notice any signs at all so early. I felt constipated and had implantation bleeding right away with my son ! A yeast infection can occur at anytime and doesnt ness. have anything to do with pregnancy, so i wouldnt connect the 2 unless you are actively TTC and have an increase in BBT temp or

Jade answer on 09 May '11 at 22:02

A big sign is missing your period. Other possible causes of missing your period are travel, fatigue, stress, illness, extreme weight gain or loss, going off the pill and breastfeeding. Morning sickness is also another biggie. It usually occurs 2-8 weeks after conception. I started feeling slight waves of nausea around the time my period was due, obvioously it didn't arrive because I'm 13 weeks pregnant! Other possible causes of nausea are food poisioning, emotional stress and a variety of illnesses. Frequent urination is another sign some women have. It usually rears its ugly head as early as 2-3 weeks after conception. Other possible causes are urinary tract infection, stress or diabetes. Tingling, tender and swollen breasts is a very common pregnancy symptom. It can occur as early as a few days after conception, I know that was the case for my two pregnancies! Other possible causes are birth control pills and impending menstruation. Another sign is darkening of the aerola (area around the nipple) and elevation of the tiny glands around the nipple. This usually happens later in the first trimester, although I noticed it around the same time I got a positive pregnancy test, when my period was due. Other possible causes of this are hormonal imbalances or the effect of a prior pregnancy. A big sign for me was blue and pink lines under skin and later on abdomen. For me, I found that my breasts were the first to look like a road map with blue veins, about 5 days after conception. After that my thighs, hands and feet started to show veins as well. Later on, purple veins appeared under my armpits, on my eyelids and on my cheeks - I have very light skin. This usually occurs later on in the first trimester. Other possible causes are hormone imbalance or the effect of a prior pregnancy. Food cravings can drive pregnant women insane! They usually appear in the first trimester. Other possible causes include poor diet, stress and impending menstruation. A big sign for me, was tiredness. I used to almost be an insomniac, and about a week and a half after conception, I struggled to keep my eyes open past 8.00pm. I also started to have 'grumpy pregnant lady' mood swings! I'm going to include the link to a trying to conceive forum that I think you might find useful. It's full of supportive women with boundless knowledge about these issues. I learnt so much there that I doubt I would have learnt otherwise.