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A 21-year-old female asked:

Left breast nipple swollen &tender for a few days. breast is not sore, not preg, never given birth, no puss. 4th month on mirena (levonorgestrel). what's going on?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Nipple tenderness: Nipple tenderness is not caused by Mirena (levonorgestrel). If only the nipple is sore on one breast and the breasts are not sore then it is likely a local traumatic event and not hormonal. Ill fitting bras, new exercise patterns, nipple trauma rubbing against close, weight changes are a few common caused.

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Last updated Aug 18, 2015

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