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Are lumps behind a man's nipple symptom of gynecomastia or cancer?

Are lumps behind a man's nipple symptom of gynecomastia or cancer?

Yes: They can be either. It requires physical examination by a physician, possible mammography and/or ultrasound, and in some cases, biopsy, in order to determine whether a lump in a male breast is cancer or gynecomastia.

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Why do men have nipples?

Why do men have nipples?

No particular reason: Men and women are not that different after all, are they? The nipples may be decorative, but also have sensitive nerve endings.

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Why do men have nipples?

Why do men have nipples?

Because...: Human babies are mammals, and so babies have nipples. Some grow up to be women with breasts and nipples. Others grow up to be men with nipples (and sometimes a little bit of breast tissue under the nipple). In other words, "that's just the way you're made". It also means men can get breast cancer on rare occasions.

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How to treat men puffy nipples without surgery?

How to treat men puffy nipples without surgery?

Puffy Nipple Options: Depending on Exam radiofrequency (e.g. Vanquish) or Ultrasonic (Ultrashape) may offer a non surgical option for gynecomastia/puffy nipples. See a board certified Plastic Surgeon for best recommendations.

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Can a nipple get infected from a man sucking on it?

Can a nipple get infected from a man sucking on it?

Probably nothing: If the activity is very vigorous and especially if the man's teeth breaks the skin, there is a possibility of infection. If the breast is sore but no skin damage is evident, then the possibility of infection is remote.

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of puffy nipples! Men?

Can I tell me how I can get rid of puffy nipples! Men?

See below: That depends on many things. Get an evaluation by a plastic surgeon near you for advise and possible treatment. Good luck from nyc.

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What are the complications arising from pierced nipples for men?

Piercing problems.: Nipple piercings can be the gift that keeps giving (pain) because clothing often rubs against it. If it gets snagged and pulled out that will really hurt. Infection is also quite possible.

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If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

It's embryology: All humans start off as essentially female in the womb no matter what your chromosome arrangement is. After several weeks, if you have a Y chromosome, testosterone kicks in and it changes the chemistry in the genitals and the brain. But the nipples are already there...so they stay.

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My son 13.Has a hard ball behind his right nipple. Painful if pressed. What should I do? Thank you. Johan

My son 13.Has a hard ball behind his right nipple. Painful if pressed. What should I do? Thank you. Johan

Breast bud: I understand you to say that your sonia 13 years. Many boys during puberty may experience temporary breast growth from the hormones in his body. This is temporary and will go away. But to be sure it is nothing else, please see your doctor.

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What do men think of inverted nipples?

What do men think of inverted nipples?

Personal choice: This is something that you will need to discuss with your partner. Men have different likes and dislikes. It is important to make sure there is not reason for the inverted nipples (is this new, one or both?).

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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!

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Why do men have nipples if they don't need to produce milk for babies?

Why do men have nipples if they don't need to produce milk for babies?

Embryology: As the fertilized egg develops there's a time where the fetus is neither male or female. Then genetics kicks in and the right hormones grow the proper gender. This is why some males during teens get small breast buds - slight female tissue left over. Simplistic testicles in males - ovaries in females. It's fascinating we all turn out reasonably ok thru this complex process! Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Embryology

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What can a cerebellum measure 1.5 weeks behind on an anatomy scan indicate?

What can a cerebellum measure 1.5 weeks behind on an anatomy scan indicate?

Please clarify: The cerebellum isn't measured on a time scale, but rather by size. The type of scan is also important to mention--MRI, CT, X-Ray. Please get these important details, and restate your question. Thanks!

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Behind my nipples I have thick tissue but behind one nipple the thickness is so much more than the other...no pain. Help??

Behind my nipples I have thick tissue but behind one nipple the thickness is so much more than the other...no pain. Help??

Evaluation needed: Your primary care or OB Gyn should evaluate you. You could have a cyst or a benign tumor, or it could be a normal variant. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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