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A 17-year-old female asked:

I've been having dry itchy sore/tender nipples for about two weeks now which sometimes bleed; what could this be/the cause for this be?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Dry , itchy nipples: You may have a fungal infection of your breasts which causes itching pain and bleeding. Eczema may cause similar symptoms and on rare occasion a cancerous condition may occur. Therefore, it is important to see your doctor for an examination.

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Last updated Dec 26, 2013

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