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Not pregnant,having nipple discharge on and off for months, white,not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?

Not pregnant,having nipple discharge on and off for months, white,not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?

Exam: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. You may be seeing breast milk. If you have had a baby before this can be normal. In other cases it can be a sign of an elevated Prolactin hormonal level. Schedule a visit for an evaluation ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Yeast infection (generally with redness) infection (generally looks like boils), pregnancy, hormonal changes inc menopause. ...Read more

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My breast are tendered and my nipples itch. Why?

My breast are tendered and my nipples itch. Why?

Skin,infection: If the skin is irritated it could be rash from laundry detergent or fabric softener, if however the skin is normal than this coukd represent tenderness of breast tissue which coukd be due to hormones. See your doctor re blood tears and exam for polycywtic ovaries. ...Read more

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Left nipple itching for a month. began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple. ?

Left nipple itching for a month. began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple. ?

Need to examine: While the risk is low, the symptoms you described are of concern for a particular type of breast cancer. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it checked out. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What would cause itching in right breast and nipple with nipple having rough texture and crusty?

What would cause itching in right breast and nipple with nipple having rough texture and crusty?

See doctor: Possibly a contact allergy to something in your bra or even a fungal infection. Need to ask your doctor to get checked out since there is a certain form of cancer which affects primarily the nipple. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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I am breast feeding. Why is my nipple pussy and my breast extremely painful?

I am breast feeding. Why is my nipple pussy and my breast extremely painful?

Mastitis : It sounds like you may have mastitis, a common infection of the breast. See your doctor to confirm, as mastitis should be treated with antibiotics. It is safe to continue breast feeding your baby during treatment, but if you do not want to feed the baby the milk from the infected breast, "pump and dump" - get the milk out with a breast pump regularly, then throw it away. ...Read more

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Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Check LATCH: It could be that your baby has an incorrect latch or his/her mouth is not open wide enough when feeding. See a lactation consultant or pediatrician to evaluate both the latch and your breast. ...Read more

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Why is my areola scaly and itchy?

Why is my areola scaly and itchy?

I do not know: Could be a skin infection or a dermatitis of the area, best to get it looked at by a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Itchy breast in right breast, occasional nipple discharge yellow lump and pain and an itchy bump under right armpit helllllp?

Itchy breast in right breast, occasional nipple discharge yellow lump and pain and an itchy bump under right armpit helllllp?

Infection: what you describe may be an infection or some other pathology see your gyn or pmd for further follow up and treatment. ...Read more

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Im breast feeding and have sore nipples so i started to use nipple shields i now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts and on my body?

See md: It could be a skin yeast or bacterial infection or an allergic reaction to the material in the nipple shield. Scabies (a mite) can cause an itchy rash on the nipples and elsewhere (but shouldn't be related to the nipple shield use). ...Read more

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Hi, 20 year old female, yellow crusty discharge from one nipple, its also itchy and the nipple is dry and cracked. ?

Hi, 20 year old female, yellow crusty discharge from one nipple, its also itchy and the nipple is dry and cracked. ?

Areolar rash: Studies show eczema can occur in this area, however the yellow crusty discharge gives me concern for impetiginization of likely eczema/atopic dermatitis in your nipple area. Please see MD. Likely treatment will be a steroid cream and topical antibiotic. If there is nipple inversion, mass or lump underneath the discharge you may need to rule out other conditions with a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant and leaking orange liquid from nipples? Also nipples keep developing skin tags

22 weeks pregnant and leaking orange liquid from nipples? Also nipples keep developing skin tags

Nipple discharge: The next step is to see your obgyn at your prenatal visit and ask them to do an examination. They can examine the breast, nipple and surrounding skin to see what might be going on. Orange liquid sounds like there might be some blood tinged secretions but an exam will be needed to confirm. ...Read more

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My nipples are sore and itchy?

See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more

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Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Winter dry skin: dry skin will oftne occur in areas that have moisture, like under breasts. Try alternating moisturizer and drying agent like talc ...Read more

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My nipples are cracking during feeding. Is this breast cancer?

My nipples are cracking during feeding. Is this breast cancer?

An eczema- like rash: That persists after a few wks should be biopsies but it sounds like chapping. ...Read more

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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