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There's a random scar on my nipple/breast, should I be concerned?

There's a random scar on my nipple/breast, should I be concerned?

Have it checked: If there was no prior history of injury, surgery, or rash to the area, the scar could represent a skin lesion. Have it checked by a board certified dermatologist. ...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


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How much will cost to realign my displaced nipples from a badly conducted fat reduction surgery on male chest? It still hurts with large scar marks

How much will cost to realign my displaced nipples from a badly conducted fat reduction surgery on male  chest? It still hurts with large scar marks

Exam necessary: Dear jadadon, that question requires an examination. You need to see a plastic surgeon who is an expert in breast reconstuction as well as esthetic breast surgery. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding injury permanently scar nipples?

Unlikely...: There's lots of blood flow to nipples, so they should be able to heal. A dermatologist may be able to help prescribe a treatment that will held the traumatized area to recover. ...Read more

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How do I know if my nipple duct is clogged with scar tissue?

How do I know if my nipple duct is clogged with scar tissue?

Ductogram: There may not be any way to tell if a nipple duct is clogged unless one does a ductogram. This involves injecting dye into a duct using a fine catheter which is quite involved and tedious. Why do you need to know? If you worry about breastfeeding, you have several dozen ducts which can provide milk. ...Read more

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I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should i be worried?

I have an old round dark scar from infant biting during nursing on my nipple, is over a year old noticed tonight it is larger, should i be worried?

No: The scar may be "maturing" or demonstrating an increase in the amount of fibrous tissue. If the area continues to become larger or painful see a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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I have cyst-like bumps near my nipples that do not itch or hurt. I can squeeze the white contents out but they keep filling up. Scars. What do I do?

I have cyst-like bumps near my nipples that do not itch or hurt.  I can squeeze the white contents out but they keep filling up. Scars. What do I do?

Hidradenitis: This sounds like a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. This is an inflammatory condition of the glands of the skin. If they are recurrent, surgery can be done to remove the glands that get affected. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection on my c-section scar and nipples what can I use OTC to treat it?

I have a yeast infection on my c-section scar  and nipples what can I use OTC to treat it?

Yeast: You can try using any topical antifungal cream to treat the yeast infection but if it does not improve within 24-48 hours, you should have your doctor look at it to be sure it is really yeast and not anything else. ...Read more

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