I first experienced this whole "puffy nipple" situation when i was around the age of 13. When i say "puffy nipple", i'm largely referring to the areola section. When i first noticed this problem, i could feel lumps beneath my nipples which i guessed were causing the puffiness. I am now 19 and since then, i'd say the lumps beneath my nipples have decreased in size, however my areolas still remain puffy and they seem to have gotten worse over the years. I'd say in general that my actual nipples are fairly large, but they are made to look even bigger by my puffy areolas. My left side is probably worse than my right. I'm just wondering if, of the people who also had this issue, how long did it last for and did it go away EVENTUALLY? Is this purely a puberty thing which i'll have to wait for it to settle down (despite already waiting 6 years!!)? How old were you when this problem finally went away?
Thanks for the reply. I guess i'm still going through puberty so this is potentially still something that could settle down. My dad keeps reassuring me it will go down. I went to the Doctor's also recently but it was quite a cold room so when i took my top off to show him, my nipples hardened slightly and when they harden, the lump/swelling becomes less prominent haha! So i guess it was hard for him to give me a definitive answer but he also just said "it's normal" which was expected really because i hadn't really had a chance to show him what i meant. I just find it difficult to belive that such swelling is "normal"!