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A 26-year-old female asked:

Nipples are itchy, sore to the touch/very sensitive... what is this?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Charlotte, NC
A 26-year-old female asked:

My nipples are itchy and very sensitive, like sore to the touch. Is that normal?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Sensitive Nipples: Hi i would wonder about the likelihood of pregnancy, hormone imbalance of new start of birth control medications. We would also want to rule out infection or irritation. But a good health care provider may easily get this sorted out for you.
Dr. John Weeks
Dr. John Weeks commented
Family Medicine 45 years experience
may also be a contact allergy
Aug 13, 2012
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why are my nipples itchy and sore?

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Dr. Elena Vezza
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Different cause: many things can irritate the nipple area think about any changes with detergents when washing your bra Also foods can also cause breast soreness like coffee, chocolate, anything that contains caffeine manipulation can also cause this you should see your doctor for a thorough breast exam.

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