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does painful nipple means my period is coming?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: Some women experience pain of nipples when stressed or cold due to vasospasm (raynaud’s of the nipple). Allergies to deodorants, lotions ; soap can cause pain. Eczema or psoriasis can lead to nipple pain. When the nipple is engorged it can cause pain. Hormonal changes can cause (puberty, pms, period, pregnancy ; breast feeding). Thrush or bacterial infections can lead to pain. Friction against.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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bra/ clothing can also cause pain. Nipple pain may be related to trauma, hypothyroidism or cancer.
Mar 14, 2014

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