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One of my nipples have been harder than the other for a year

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Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
It's : It's not uncommon for boys to have a condition called gynecomastia during puberty. This is a slight enlargement of breast tissue--which can be very t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Infection?: It sounds like there may be an infection or abscess. I would all and make an appointment to be evaluated and possible antibiotics, ASAP.
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A male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: You need to see a doctor for examination. Give a good history. For example did you wake up and the nipple was swollen? Did you have any injury?
A female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Examination: It is very important to get examined if this is a new finding. Some women have a slight difference between two breasts but it sounds like that you jus ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal discharge: If he vaginal discharge has an odor or itches then it needs to be evaluated for an infection. If not, then it is normal.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Breast size can increase til around 21 years. Re:nipple-sounds like a normal variation. Have your family doctor take a look.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
We aren't : completely symmetric in color, size and shape. If minor variation would not fret about it. If symptomatic get it checked.
A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Need exam to Dx: It could be a small or significant thing but you'll need a good exam to know - maybe even lab tests or imagry - but it's worth a visit. Don't worry - ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Anatomy: Yes. Of course. One testicle is always more dominant than another.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See a physician!!: Unfortunately it's not possible to give you meaningful advice other than you should SEE A PHYSICIAN soon as possible who will be able to examen you p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
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Ear skin problems: Cant really answer this - see your doctor/dermatologist as you'll need an examination. Here is some general advice about ear skin problems. http://w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Both are possible: Just quit smoking while you still can recover completely. Smoking may ruin your young body and mind (drug dependency)
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Quit Now: Quit NOW, before it's too late. Now the increased risk you have done to your body is largely theoretical (although some might argue some permanent har ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: What you described most likely represents the evolving change of left hydrocele, which is the unharm fluid collection inside the normal space of tunic ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Pupil: you likely have physiologic anisocoria, considered a normal variant
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A female asked:
Dr. Walter Evans II
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible mastitis: Breast changes are common when you are postpartum and breast-feeding. Frequently they are just from the hormonal changes, lactation and infant stimula ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillar asymmetry: A small degree of difference between the right and left tonsils is not necessarily unusual. You should see an ENT doctor to evaluate this. There are c ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably not: Almost everybody has a few palpable lymph nodes. They're your friends and help fight infection. When one is cancer (at your age, Hodgkin's), it is so ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: The usual transient gynecomastia that occurs with puberty will usually resolve in 6 mo to a year. When it has persisted for more than three years, lip ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypertension: Is defined as a blood pressure above 140 over 90. In diabetics above 135 over 90. Both are significant and can are disease that can cause end organ da ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
4 years?: and TODAY is the day to get some answers??-No- get to a dermatologist and have it examined. Cannot be answered online.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
The real issue?: Nobody's face is perfectly symmetric. If you have a strabismus that's been missed so far, consider surgery. Stop looking at yourself so closely in a m ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: But see an ent to fully check it out. Depending on the exam you may be advised to have it removed.

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