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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. ...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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?). ...Read more

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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. ...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 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 ...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


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