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Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Infection-Mastitis: You could have an infection in the breast, known as mastitis. I highly recommend you see a breast surgeon for evaluation. This may require drainage ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Nipple soreness: nipples are sensitive to hormones, and may become hard and irritated if you are pregnant. they may also develop a dermatitis, from detergents used to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Could be blocked...: Or possibly infected. Please see your doctor have it checked. Your doctor may recommend applying hot damp compresses to try to soften any obstruc ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
Oil build-up?: It's possible that a person could experience some pain from clogging of normal montgomery glands, and get relief from gentle washing and placing a wa ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
24 years experience Anesthesiology
Hormones: Hormonal changes, can be normal variant . Consider pregnancy test and visit to the doctor.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Lesion?: Is nipple red, swelling or tender? If so, skin infection may be the reason. If not, underneath lesion needs to role out. See your doctor.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
48 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
...Any Infection,...: 67 y/o male asks, Why do I have sore nipples? One needs to know if this is new or has been on going. Is it continuous on a daily basis or is it Period ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
14 years experience Gynecology
Many things: Anything from hormones, to irritation to an uncomfortable bra. Any scratches, any redness?
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (c ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormonal changes: Any changes in pain with the breast can be related to hormone changes, but given your age it is worthwhile to see a doctor to get an exam and make sur ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones: Hormones, such as progesterone, are the most common culprit. Pregnancy can cause as well. Birth control pills too.
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