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is it normal to have hairy nipples

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Some women have hair on the nipples and usually also on chest. This does respond to laser hair removal if this disturbs you.
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Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hurting Nipples: If you are pregnant or on hormones, then the answer is yes!
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
It happens: Nipples have erectile tissue and become hard with temperature changes, arousal and tactile stimulation such as clothing. Do not be concerned. You migh ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If pushing too much.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Christian
Specializes in Breast Surgery
Inverted nipples ok: It is normal if your nipples have been inverted chronically. Inverted nipples are only a concern if the nipple has always been everted(turned out) and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Some people are born with an accessory or extra nipple. It occurs in the midline below the normal nipple. It can even excrete milk in some individuals ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Many babies have birth marks and some, consisting of vascular lesions regress with time. As long as the birthmark is stable and not bleeding, there i ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not abnormal: Every person is unique, and some people may have large areolas, just as some people are tall, some not so tall, etc.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: Nipple discharge could be a normal variant. Sign of bening discharge include one-sided discharge, non-bloody, with expression only . See doctor too c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
Bumps on nipples: Bumps on the nipples are normal in both men and women. They are usually visually more prominent glands.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hirsutism: Female chest hairiness may be genetic or a hormonal imbalance commonly seen in Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. This condition also presents with acne an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Whoa: Being hairy is the result of a complex array of genes that may not be expressed in other members of your family. Dad and maternal granddad can be smoo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Yes, yes: During pregnancy lactation consultants will use a device to help the nipple protrude somewhat to assit for breastfeeding, this may work can't remembe ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This may be : Related to increase in breast size due to fluid retention.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Nipples: Are you speaking of the overall color? Small glands that are pin point size on the nipple itself or on the areola - round part adjacent to skin. Colo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: Nipple discharge is normal for many women. It can be clear, yellow, milky or green. These are all normal and related to non cancerous changes in the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Rosen
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Not all women leak milk. It is not necessary to do so.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Thanks for asking!: Brown sperm is usually related to infrequent ejaculation and stagnation (rusty pipes) or repesents old blood in the semen (hematospermia) which almost ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pimples as in pus?: Do you have pimples with pus - i.e. Whiteheads? Or... Is it where the hair follicles grow from.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: You may have thin skin which shows veins more. Nothing abnormal.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Braden Richmond
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The increased blood flow to the breasts, along with hormone stimulation, and therefore, hypertrophy of the tissue, lead to the tenderness.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Nipples definitely do not ebb-and-flow with ovulation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetal Gor
Dr. Hetal Gor answered
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, breasts can start leaking as soon as 5th or 6th month of the pregnancy.Avoid stimulating them.

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