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A 33-year-old member asked:

what can cause a peeling, leaking nipple?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Many things: Your doctor can help you with this. If you have been lactating due to childbirth it is easy to get irritations, plugs, yeast, and reactions to the pumping machine for the baby bottles. See your doctor for help with your specific issues.

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Are nipple shields dangerous?

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Dr. Becky White
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No: Most women don't need nipple shields unless their nipples are inverted, but they aren't dangerous.
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What are nipple shields?

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Plastic shield over : Nipple shields are small plastic shields worn over the nipple and areola and are used in specific situations where breastfeeding is challenging, such as small or inverted nipples or babies with weak sucking motions. They should only be used as sparingly as possible and preferably with guidance from a lactation consultant or specialist.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is Paget disease of the nipple?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Cancer: Paget's disease of the breast is a scaly eczema-like skin change usually near or on the nipple, which is a malignant disease and is often associated with an underlying breast cancer.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have paget's disease of the nipple?

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Dr. Karen Lawson
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Yes: Paget's disease of the bone and paget's disease of the nipple are two very different problems. The bone condition involves abnormal growth. Paget's of the breast describes a certain kind of breast cancer.
A 50-year-old member asked:

I felt a small bump around my right nipple what could this be? Should I contact my doctor?

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Dr. Harold Cotler
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Call your doctor: It could be normal or a small cyst. The only way to tell is to examine it in the office, so call your doctor for an appointment.

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