Should I be concerned about a dark spot on my nipple that I’ve had for years?

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young woman wearing orange towel checking her moleThe darks spot on your areola (nipple) or anywhere else on your skin can be as common as freckle or a mole or something more serious. Most of the time these types of spots are normal and not a reason for concern but it’s a good idea to make an appointment to have it checked by your primary care doctor or a dermatologist (a doctor that specializes in caring for people with skin conditions).