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A 34-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you have sore nipples?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
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 doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck!

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A 51-year-old member asked:

What do hard sore nipples mean?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
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 sure that you have had a recent mammogram.
Lexington, KY
A 20-year-old female asked:

What does having sore nipples and a brown discharge mean ?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Brown = blood: Brown discharge usually means old blood. You can schedule a visit for std testing to make sure nothing is wrong. They can also do a breast exam to evaluate your sore nipples. If you are concerned you are pregnant you can do a home pregnancy test.
Alexandria, LA
A 18-year-old male asked:

What does it mean when your nipples are sore ?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Sore Nipples: Sore nipples are a common complaint among women. Although your period ended 12 days ago, you may be experiencing hormonal fluctuations. Fluctuating levels of the hormone estrogen may cause sore nipples. Yes, pregnancy can also cause sore nipples, but if you have your period recently, this may not be the case. Birth control pills may also cause sore nipples because they can also cause fluctuations.
India
A 28-year-old female asked:

Ttc, 2dpo sore nipples ... What could it mean?

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Dr. John Storment
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No impact: This is unlikely related to any ovulation or infertility issues.
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A 67-year-old male asked:

Why do I have sore nipples?

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Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 48 years experience
...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 Periodic. Does one traumatize or play with it. Any infection, redness or discharge? Does one have Hormone or Prostate issue or even taking herbs to manage E.D. Erectile Dysfunction. Best to see one's PCP for answers.

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