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Doctor insights on: A Male With A Painful 1 Inch Swelling Under The Right Nipple

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I'm a 35 year old male; my right nipple began hurting about four days ago, first itching then painful with swelling. What does this mean?

I'm a 35 year old male; my right nipple began hurting about four days ago, first itching then painful with swelling. What does this mean?

Possible infection?: Is there any redness or tenderness associated? If so it is most likely an infection. Other potential problems: cysts, fat mass, tumors. Try to get seen as soon as possible for a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Hi-i have a slight swelling of a vein/duct just above one of my nipples. It is painful to touch and reddish. I can feel a long swollen ridge. Any idea what caused this?

Hi-i have a slight swelling of a vein/duct just above one of my nipples. It is painful to touch and reddish. I can feel a long swollen ridge. Any idea what caused this?

Tender breast lesion: A tender red lesion in your breast may be a sign of an infection, called mastitis, and it is not normal to have such a bump. I suggest you go to your doctor for an examination as soon as possible. It could also be a cancer, despite your young age. ...Read more

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I'm a male. I'm having brown nipple discharge with no swelling at all in my breast and only coming from my left one. What does this mean exactly?

I'm a male. I'm having brown nipple discharge with no swelling at all in my breast and only coming from my left one. What does this mean exactly?

Brown nipple d/c: Nipple discharge is rare and not normal in males and could be a very serious disease , such a breast tumor. Would follow up this week with doctor and have mammogram/ cytology evaluation of the discharge. ...Read more

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I've hard hard (now softer) discs under my nipples for 4 years now, with slight swelling. Male, currently 17. What is this/can I expect it to go away?

I've hard hard (now softer) discs under my nipples for 4 years now, with slight swelling. Male, currently 17. What is this/can I expect it to go away?

Nipple discomfort: Gynecomastia is not uncommon in young males. Since your breast symptoms are persisting I recommend that you have an examination by a physician for reassurance. ...Read more

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My son (18) has some swelling and white discharge from one nipple. No pain. Should I take him to urgent care or wait fro a routine appointment?

My son (18) has some swelling and white discharge from one nipple. No pain. Should I take him to urgent care or wait fro a routine appointment?

Interesting: If the white discharge is pus, and there is a lot of redness and tenderness to the area, then he may have an infection. Urgenbt care would be appropriate. However, this may be galactorrhea, which is very unusual in a male and may be a sign of endocrine dysfunction. That is less urgent, and can probably wait for an appointment with his primary care physician. ...Read more

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My son (18) has some swelling and white discharge from one nipple. Culture, ultrsound, and blood test have not yielded diagnosis. What to do next?

My son (18) has some swelling and white discharge from one nipple. Culture, ultrsound, and blood test have not yielded diagnosis.  What to do next?

Not enough data: Hormones are usually involved in nipple discharge outside of lactation. The key hormone may be prolactin, but certain drugs, nipple stimulation and a host of other factors may contribute.The results of the blood tests are important to see also... ...Read more

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I have something on my nipple that has cause swelling and pain in my entire left breast. I also have 13 year old implants which this one is very hard?

I have something on my nipple that has cause swelling and pain in my entire left breast. I also have 13 year old implants which this one is very hard?

Infection?: It sounds like there may be an infection or abscess. I would all and make an appointment to be evaluated and possible antibiotics, ASAP. ...Read more

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One nipple has been extremely itchy and the top half has been swelling, scabbing, and turning darker. I have been applying cortizone, (hydrocortisone) but no results.

One  nipple has been extremely itchy and the top half has been swelling, scabbing, and turning darker. I have been applying cortizone, (hydrocortisone) but no results.

See a doctor: U should get it checked out. It could be an infection, insect bite or other lesion. It is best to be safe and get evaluated. Men can also develop tumors in the breasts. ...Read more

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I have 3yr old nipple piercing.My right nipple has yellowish discharge, bleeding , and very painful to even wear my bra. 3 days of this. swelling?

I have 3yr old nipple piercing.My  right nipple has yellowish discharge, bleeding , and very painful to even wear my bra. 3 days of this. swelling?

Possible infection: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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I have pain off and on (little/no swelling) in my left arm pit lymph nodes and extending 4" out toward my nipple. However, I am a 53 yr old male???

I have pain  off and on (little/no swelling) in my left arm pit lymph nodes and extending 4" out toward my nipple.  However, I am a 53 yr old male???

Evaluation: Please get seen by a physician as soon as possible .Lymph nodes are specialized structures in the body that filter lymph fluid of harmful pathogens, cancer cells, and cellular waste. Good luck ...Read more

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My left chest lymph node became noticeable swollen within one day, there is slight discomfort but no other symptoms other than the swelling itself?

My left chest lymph node became noticeable swollen within one day, there is slight discomfort but no other symptoms other than the swelling itself?

Infections and these: Lymph nodes help us fight infection. They enlarge when the immune system goes to work. If your lymph node doesn't get smaller in a week to ten days then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful pustules. Some are red and flat and some are red and have swelling. There are about 50 of them from my shoulders to my torso. Some on chest.?

Painful pustules. Some are red and flat and some are red and have swelling. There are about 50 of them from my shoulders to my  torso. Some on chest.?

Some thoughts...: There can be many reasons for the rash you describe, but i'd first look for any new medications started in the past month, i.E allergic reaction. Also, are you having fever, muscle aches, fatigue? You could be having some sort of infection. Bottom line, rashes like these are very hard to diagnose without seeing them, and because they're painful, i really suggest getting them checked out soon. ...Read more

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Chest swelling on one side, toward Manubrium (in between breast). Occasionally pops, and when I can't get it to pop it hurts. Female 16....

Chest swelling on one side, toward Manubrium (in between breast). Occasionally pops, and when I can't get it to pop it hurts. Female 16....

?costochondritis: This may be an inflammation of the joint between the sternum and rib which results in pain and tenderness to the touch. ?Any history of injury or strain of this area? Try cold applications for a day or two and then switch to intermittent heat. Nsaids like ibuprofen,if you can take them, should help. See your Physician if there is a true lump or if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Half my body on the right side it swelling upper my medal my chest having pain doesn't go away painful or miles comes and go?

Try: A little more to get this in proper english. We'd be gals to help but this needs to be re-written. Please get some help in wrting this so we can help. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Nipple (Definition)

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