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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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Can women with inward nipples breastfeed?

Inverted nipples!: They invariably turn outward when the breasts are engorged with milk! it rarely is an issue! ...Read more

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Cramping, sore breasts and nipples from birth control?

Cramping, sore breasts and nipples from birth control?

From hormones: Any hormonal method of birth control could possibly cause cramping, sore breasts and nipples. Both the estrogen and Progesterone in bcp can cause this. When this happens to my patients i switch to lower estrogen dose pill and/or to a pill with a different progesterone, and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Sore breasts one day period now white discharge with no sore breasts?

Sore breasts one day period now white discharge with no sore breasts?

Probable fungal infe: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information . Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

I'm 49 my breast nipples are sore and breast painful?

HT Topic pages: Here is a link to the healthtap topic page on sensitive and sore nipples. Here you will find many answers on this subject. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/sensitive-nipples. ...Read more

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Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Hard to know: If it is due to period - it will resolve ; period of course means that you aren't pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test is you miss your period. ...Read more

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Extreme eating and sore nipples.. Pregnant?

Extreme eating and sore nipples.. Pregnant?

Missed a period?: If yes, do a pregnancy test. If no, you can wait until your expected period. ...Read more

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Does having your nipples pierced effect breast feeding ?

Does having your nipples pierced effect breast feeding ?

Breastfeeding: By and large nipple piercing will not interfere with your breastfeeding as long as you remove your jewelry before feeding. Be aware that nipple piercing can sometime lead to blocked milk ducts and infection. ...Read more

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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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Sore nipples but not boobs. Never had sore nipples or boobs before. Not pregnant. So why?

Sore nipples but not boobs. Never had sore nipples or boobs before. Not pregnant. So why?

Multiple reasons...: Nipples most commonly can become sore from mechanical trauma (rubbing on clothes or physical manipulation), dermatitis (from eczema, psoriasis or certain soaps or fragrances), or nipple vasconstriction (unusual cold sensitivity, raynaud's phenomenon). ...Read more

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Extremely sore nipples and clear discharge?

Extremely sore nipples and clear discharge?

INFECTION?: You have sore nipples and a clear discharge. It can be a start of an infection. Try putting warm packs to relieve it. If extremely painful, cold compress helps pain.See your md for signs of infection. Normally you should not have a discharge. You can take analgesic for now. ...Read more

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Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Possibly: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Sore breasts and lower abdominal painful while breastfeeding ?

Sore breasts and lower abdominal painful while breastfeeding ?

Could be normal: Sore breast are common in breast feeding, there is a chance that you might have a breast infection if you are experiencing deep burning pain. Also while breast feeding it releases hormone called oxytocin, which make the uterus contract. That could be why you are having pain. ...Read more

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Sore right breast, need breastfeeding advice?

Sore right breast, need breastfeeding advice?

Nursing: Keep nursing on that side especially, if the milk gets backed up causing milk cysts and pain you can use warm compresses and manually massage to clear that locked dust if nursing doesn't do it. Or pump that side to get better suction to get it out. Just don't stop nursing the sore side as that can lead to infection. Sounds backwords but it works. Call your lactation consultant for guidance also. ...Read more

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Anyone experience sore nipples before period?

Need more info: When does it occur? Is it from exercise? Breast feeding? Could be lots of things. Ask the question again with a bit more info about when it occurs. ...Read more

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Tender boobs sore nipples, food craving why? Help

Are you sexually : Active? Have you missed your period? If yes, please take a pregnancy test. Take care. ...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


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Nipple Irritation (Definition)

A condition that can include discharge, irritation, cracking, and swelling, and can occur in both men and women. ...Read more