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what does it mean when your nipples hurt

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nipples: Some women experience pain of nipples when stressed or cold due to vasospasm (raynaud’s of the nipple). Allergies to deodorants, lotions ; soap can ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Galactorrhea: Milk coming out of the nipples is called galactorrhea. White discharge is milk, which may be caused by breastfeeding or pregnancy. It can also be ca ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not dangerous: In most cases of bilateral nipple pain. The cause is not dangerous. If it persists, see your doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: It could be due to a number of various conditions. Most commonly we see this issue with various materials that may rub against the nipple. Other poss ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Menstrual cycle: Menstrual cycle and pregnancy are common causes of breast pain.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain of Nipples: Some women experience pain of nipples when stressed or cold due to vasospasm (raynaud’s of the nipple). Allergies to deodorants, lotions ; soap can ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
NIPPLE ITCH: How long? It sounds like a contact dermatitis. It could be a new soap or detergent. It could be a new shirt or blouse or sweater. Be a detective.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Foot pain: Could mean many things such as inflammed ligament, overuse of muscles or tendons, stress fracture, contusion, possible swelling from weak veins, etc.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Breast Pain: Constant, dull aching pain in the outer extremities of the breast is a normal problem and often results from changes in the breast tissue, often refer ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Sexual stimulation: Sexual stimulation, even thoughts of sex, can make the nipples hard.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various causes: There are hundreds of reasons to explain a vague symptoms like swollen nipples. If you think you are pregnant check a home pregnancy test. Weight gain ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: Muscle soreness from overuse/or exercisizing. Could also be an infection of the skin or hair follicles.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or d ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Hair: Hair is a dead tissue. It shouldn't hurt. Is it where the hair is growing from hurting?
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast? Allergy?: It would be unusual for the vaginal area, labia, etc to swell up without also being itchy, painful, or irritated. Possibilities that come to mind incl ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Depends: Nipples are subject to skin conditions as anywhere on the body. Try moisurizing with something gentle. Consider coconut oil. If no improvement or c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several options: Multiple conditions could cause pain in the collarbone, such as a fracture, a lesion within the collarbone, pathology in the upper lung, etc. See a p ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Itch: That either the fabric is irritating, the detergent is irritating or you have an infection brewing. Best is to be seen by a doctor if it does not go a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible UTI: This sounds more like a urinary tract infection (UTI) than an actual problem with your ovaries. You ought to be checked.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold or aroused: Nipples become erect when the temperature is cold or the person is aroused. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Irritation: Itching is caused by low level irritation to the area. The question then becomes; what is causing the irritation. Often itching in the ear could be ca ... Read More
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