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20 yr old male. Right nipple is sensitive & has strong burning/stinging sensation that gets worse when my shirt touches it? Just noticed it today.

20 yr old male. Right nipple is sensitive & has strong burning/stinging sensation that gets worse when my shirt touches it? Just noticed it today.

Gynecomastia: Very typical presentation of gynecomastia, an inflammatory process affecting males. It's benign, usually self limiting, but can be very annoying. You may develop a firm, tender area beneath the nipple. If it's intolerable, or last more than about 3 months, you may choose to have it excised. See your doctor at your leisure if this persists. Good luck.. ...Read more

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A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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I have right nipple pain for 2 months. I woke one day with burning pain. It is sensitive to anything rubbing on it. Not pregnant. "Buds" look inflamme?

I have right nipple pain for 2 months. I woke one day with burning pain. It is sensitive to anything rubbing on it. Not pregnant. "Buds" look inflamme?

Infection: Possible infection. Cystic breast disease? Also could be sign of Paget"s or even possible cancer. If you have had symptoms for two months, you should get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor. Both my breast swollen. Sensitive nipple en burn pain. Started this week. Not fimiliar with this kinda pain?

Hi Doctor. Both my breast swollen. Sensitive nipple en burn pain. Started this week. Not fimiliar with this kinda pain?

Exclude Pregnancy: Hi

Test for pregnancy!
Test for pregnancy!
Test for pregnancy!

If negative, repeat the test after about 10 days.
If still negative, and the breasts condition is the same, please consult.
If positive (pregnant), this will explain all your breast symptoms.

You can use a mild analgesic (eg Paracetamol) for the pain in the meantime.

Regards ...Read more

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All day today, I've been having breast pain in both of my breast. The pain is like a stabbing/burning sensation. It's mostly around the nipple or on it. They are also really sensitive to touch. I'm not pregnant, so I know that's not the reason. Do you kno

All day today, I've been having breast pain in both of my breast. The pain is like a stabbing/burning sensation. It's mostly around the nipple or on it. They are also really sensitive to touch. I'm not pregnant, so I know that's not the reason. Do you kno

Recommend Dr eval.: I would see your OB-GYN or primary care doctor regarding this. It is definitely abnormal to be having stabbing/burning pain on or around your nipples unless there is an irritant (chemical or physical) that is causing it or there could be a problem underneath the skin layer causing the pain. It is hard to say without a more detailed history and exam however. I would not ignore it. ...Read more

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F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. Worse when at rest. Skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. Has lasted on/off ~5days?

F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. Worse when at rest. Skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. Has lasted on/off ~5days?

Anxiety vs....: Something! It is often hard to understand how feeling stress or anxious could cause skin symptoms such as these, but in a young person your age, that is the most likely cause. HOWEVER, the significant disease causes of this are in the connective tissue disease realm: lupus, scleroderma, dematomyositis, cryoglobulinemia, rheumatoid arthritis. Reduce stress, observe, see doc in 2 weeks if persists ...Read more

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My nipples burn and they sting if anything touches them. And now it's like I have a heart burn. And it burns a little more everytime I breathe?

My nipples burn and they sting if anything touches them. And now it's like I have a heart burn. And it burns a little more everytime I breathe?

See a physician.: This sounds like multiple different issues. Nipple pain could be topical irritation from chaffing or something serious, especially if the nipples are dried, flaky and appear chapped. The heart burn is usually esophogeal reflux, but could also be heart pain. The burning when breathing may be bronchitis. You need to be seen to evaluate these multiple issues. ...Read more

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After a workout...What does it mean if a mans nipples burn?

After a workout...What does it mean if a mans nipples burn?

Friction: Friction from clothing or sports equipment is the most likely cause of nipple irritation after active sports. It is easy to test. . . Just put a bandaid over one nipple next time, and see what happens! ...Read more

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Why do my nipples feel like they are burning?

Why do my nipples feel like they are burning?

I do not know: Not sure without an exam and possible testing. Get an evaluation and hopefully you will get the answer to this burning question. Good luck. ...Read more

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My nipples feel like they are burning. Is that normal?

Not normal.: While we'd need more information to hazard a guess as to what's specifically going on, the nipples shouldn't generally be burning. ...Read more

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My nipples feel like they are burning. What could be wrong?

Go see a doctor: Hard to say over the internet. Has there been trauma? Are you male or female? Do you have new laundry soap? New bra? New clothes? Any discharge from the nipple? These answers will all be helpful in order to help you. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and it feels like my nipples are cracking and burning when being looked at them there is nothing there... what could this mean?

Exam: It is time for a breast exam, and if needed ultrasound and mammogram. This condition can occur with ill-fitting bras or tight bra fabric; however, no matter what, you need a breast exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have burning pain in your nipples?

Is it normal to have burning pain in your nipples?

No: Check bra is not rubbing. Use moisturizing cream. Try Motrin for pain. If skin is red, hard or brest very tender, see doctor. ...Read more

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What is the burning feeling I keep getting in my left nipple it really hurts?

What is the burning feeling I keep getting in my left nipple it really hurts?

You need: A breast examination followed (perhaps) by a Mammogram. ..Infection is the most common cause of nipple burning/pain. Consult with your GYNECOLOGIST asap. Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it normal to have burning pain in your nipple?

Nipple pain: If you are breast feeding then it normal. Also if you are pregnant it can exist. Infection in the breast can also do the same. Any cuts or bruises can do the same - these can be quite small. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause burning pains in the nipple?

Perhaps: Herpes outbreaks can occur basically anywhere, even though they are most common in the genital and oral areas. I would certainly have this further evaluated and not assume it is a lesion since there are so many other things that could also cause this pain. ...Read more

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I have slight pain in 2 breasts comes and goes. No lumps. My nipples sometimes contracts sometimes burns a little. I'm so worried please help.

I have slight pain in 2 breasts comes and goes. No lumps. My nipples sometimes contracts sometimes burns a little. I'm so worried please help.

See a doctor: Breast conditions require more in depth history and exam to determine if there is anything serious. A visit to your primary care physician or gynecologist can answer your concerns. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an exposed nerve ending on my nipple? I've had a kind of burning painful sensation right in the center of it for two days.

Is it possible to have an exposed nerve ending on my nipple? I've had a kind of burning painful sensation right in the center of it for two days.

Possible, unlikely: Unless you have an open cut or sore that is unlikely. Protect it with a humectant oinent or a silicone nipple cap (get from a store selling nursing aids). Alternately capsaicin cream can also help if these others do not. ...Read more

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I'm a guy 18, 6'1 tall, 167lbs, I think I might have gyno beacuase of my puffy nipples. My nipples burn when a cold breeze hits them or I'm at beach?

I'm a guy 18, 6'1 tall, 167lbs, I think I might have gyno beacuase of my puffy nipples. My nipples burn when a cold breeze hits them or I'm at beach?

Probably gynecomasti: Many young men have a mild case of gynecomastia, with only puffy nipples. Others have a more serious case. Most require surgery for correction, even mild puffy nipples. See my webinar on youtube - search dr. George pope. Or visit www. Gynecomastia. Org, a great forum. ...Read more

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My nipples are really sore and have a burning sensation really not sure what that means?

My nipples are really sore and have a burning sensation really not sure what that means?

See your doctor: If your both of your nipples are sore or burning, there might be a number of reasons such as hormonal, exercise induced, etc... If the sensation is unilateral (only on one side), your doctor will likely check you for possible underlying lumps and may consider mammogram to rule out breast cancer. ...Read more

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My nipples are very tender itchy and sometimes burn what dose this mean?? I am also 4days late

Hormonal changes: The nipples and areola tissue of the breast are highly sensitive to hormonal changes in your body. If your period is delayed it may simply mean that progesterone and oestrogen levels are altered. This would cause nipple and breast tenderness and discomfort. One other explanation could possibly be pregnancy. Have you done a pregnancy test yet? ...Read more

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Everyonce in a while my nipples go very red and have cold feeling but it burns the nipples get so sore that if my shirt rubs off them it hurts so bad?

Everyonce in a while my nipples go very red and have cold feeling but it burns the nipples get so sore that if my shirt rubs off them it hurts so bad?

Raynaud's phenomenon: Of the nipples. You should keep them warm at all times if possible, and wear a very soft but supportive bra to protect them from rubbing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant my nipples feels like there is burning, what is going on?

Normal: Hormonal effect on the breast tissues. These hormones prepare the breasts to get a good supply of blood and to activate the mammary glands. The veins in the breasts get engorged with blood and this is mainly responsible for nipples burning during pregnancy. The best method to minimize the discomfort caused by breast changes is to wear bras that fit well or compress the breasts. ...Read more

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What can cause nipple pain/burning with no discharge?

Local irritation: Depends if you are breastfeeding or not! Assuming you are not pregnant, nipple tenderness and pain occur in situations where estrogen levels are high, in the first half of the menstrual cycle. Local abrasion, tight bra, tight-fitting clothes, can all be culprits. .. ...Read more

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Why might my nipple be swollen and have a burning sensation? Also one side of it is kinda hard and feel like a bump

Get seen..: If you are palpating a lump in your breast get seen with your Dr. ASAP. Most of the time at your age this is associated with benign problems (not related to cancer), but if for example it is an infection it requires treatment. It is also important to check for other more dangerous reasons if having symptoms even if you are young, esp. If you have a family history of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Burning feeling in left nipple not pregnant as I'm on the rod really hurts wat could it be?

Hormones: Burning nipple can be hormones infection irritation him to both nipples bother you if only one is your retainer and burning if it doesn't go away within one menstrual cycles then you should see a doctor ...Read more

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Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

It happens.: From any open heart surgery you have many of your superficial nerves of chest wall injury, so burning sensation is not uncommon. It may get better over a long time, it's hard to predict. ...Read more

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I'm in South Africa and have 4 small red dots (bites) evenly spaced in a straight line on my nipple with a burning sensation?

I'm in South Africa and have 4 small red dots (bites) evenly spaced in a straight line on my nipple with a burning sensation?

Insect bites: It sounds like you may have gotten some insect bites. Just watch the and if they become very painful, red or have pus around them then see a doctor. Sometimes insect bites can become infected and if that happens you would need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old daughter said her nipple/areola feels like it's burning for a few seconds then goes away. Why is this happening?

My 11 yr old daughter said her nipple/areola feels like it's burning for a few seconds then goes away. Why is this happening?

Hormonal: She may be experiencing signs and symptoms of thelarche.
as long as there are no skin lesions on the areola and no lumps in the breast, just be patient. ...Read more