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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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What could cause swollen and engorged nipples. They are very sensitive and hurt to the touch.

What could cause swollen and engorged nipples. They are very sensitive and hurt to the touch.

Ans: Many possibilities. Most obvious is pregnancy. Best to do a pregnancy test first. If neg could be nearing your menses. Are you on any medications? Again many possibilities. Best to see your doctor for exam ...Read more

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What could cause nipples swollen and tender, breast feeling heavy and full and viens in breast, ?

What could cause nipples swollen and tender, breast feeling heavy and full and viens in breast, ?

HCG vs Prolactin: A few possibilities:
1) pregnancy
2) elevated prolactin which is the hormone that induces lactation
3) premenstrual
for 1, get a pregnancy test for home use in your pharmacy, 2 your physician can test for this hormone, particularly if you have a discharge or milk coming out of your nipples, and 3 if you are in the last week before your menses. ...Read more

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What causes swollen brest and tender nipples?

Many possibilities: There are many potential causes. One may be medication - certain medication may cause this. Another could be due to pregnancy or hormonal shifting. Simple irritation and rubbing from clothing or trauma. However it may be something more serious such as a growth in the brain. Please see your family physician to further evaluate. ...Read more

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What could cause a young boys nipple to be swollen and painful?

Male nipple pain: Most people do not realize that males have the same general breast anatomy as females (just more rudimentary and smaller). If a nipple is swollen and painful it could be due to a bacterial infection or the nipple was pinched. It could also be a small blockage in one of the rudimentary milk ducts. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause your nipples to hurt and become swollen?

No: A UTI is an infection in your bladder. It has nothing to do with nipples. ...Read more

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What causes the skin around your nipple to be dark and swollen?

What causes the skin around your nipple to be dark and swollen?

Trauma or Infection: Dark and swollen nipple could indicate recent trauma with underlying hemorrhage and edema which can occur after intense love-making. It could also mean infection of the breast ducts or soft tissue or something is growing inside the ducts like early cancer especially at your age of 49. Check with your doctor if it does not improve after a week with daily warm compress and topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause your nipples to hurt and become swollen?

Yes: Is not uncommon if breastfeeding--baby harbors in mouth as thrush and you get it on nipples. If this scenario fits, should d/w your gyn or pediatrician to get both treated so it doesn't pass back & forth. If not, should get checked at urgent care / reg dr's ofc / gyn to be sure is addressed. ...Read more

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Hi-i have a slight swelling of a vein/duct just above one of my nipples. It is painful to touch and reddish. I can feel a long swollen ridge. Any idea what caused this?

Hi-i have a slight swelling of a vein/duct just above one of my nipples. It is painful to touch and reddish. I can feel a long swollen ridge. Any idea what caused this?

Tender breast lesion: A tender red lesion in your breast may be a sign of an infection, called mastitis, and it is not normal to have such a bump. I suggest you go to your doctor for an examination as soon as possible. It could also be a cancer, despite your young age. ...Read more

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Sore swollen breasts and erect nipples, what could be the cause?

Pregnancy? Hormones?: I would review your medications for possible hormone supplementation as well as make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I had rooibos tea for a month, and my breasts have grown, nipples swollen, gained 5 lbs, and bloating. Could tea cause hormonal problems? I'm virgin.

I had rooibos tea for a month, and my breasts have grown, nipples swollen, gained 5 lbs, and bloating. Could tea cause hormonal problems? I'm virgin.

Rooibos tea: Rooibos tea has some estrogen like effects usually it is considered negligible and less than soy products but depending on your receptors it may have a more pronounced effect. Would stop if for a 2 weeks and see if symptoms resolve. If not please f/u immediately with a doctor. Have there been other dietary changes or lifestyle changes? f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Bruise on breast. Covers half the nipple and some outer region. What is the cause? Has a swollen red center. Extremely painful.

Bruise on breast. Covers half the nipple and some outer region. What is the cause? Has a swollen red center. Extremely painful.

Ans: Bruising is a sign of trauma. Did you have any injury or roughness to this are? The redness may be a result of trauma as well or may be infectious. But I would suspect more trauma since the large bruise is there. See your doctor for complete exam and be totally truthful ...Read more

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Mild pain in bones of chest and under nipple, no swollen thing was found. What can cause this? I have some lymph nodes 1side of neck under 1cm.

Mild pain in bones of chest and under nipple, no swollen thing was found. What can cause this? I have some lymph nodes 1side of neck under 1cm.

The lymph node isn't: -a Sentinel not for breast cancer axillary nodes R. As long as your breast xam is normal, the pain can B from underlying costochondral junction pain. This would B sore 2 deep palpation on the bone as U describe. Can B from unrealized trauma which can B mild. NSAIDS if you can take them. Also not many males have Md breast xams so go 2 a surgeon for evaluation for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Swollen bump under chin to left, tender left breast, sore left nipple with cracks, tingling under left collarbone to nipple cause itch. Is it all related?

Swollen bump under chin to left, tender left breast, sore left nipple with cracks, tingling under left collarbone to nipple cause itch. Is it all related?

Probably unrelated: The lump under the chin could be an enlarged lymph node or swollen salivary gland and if it doesn't recede within a week or if it increases in size or new lumps appear, get examined by an ENT specialist. Dryness and cracks in a nipple aren't unusual but that and the tingling in the chest appears to be separate issues. Left breast tissue may be congested and hormone related but get checked for it. ...Read more

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On my upper chest by the sternum/collarbone it's painful to touch and swollen. What could be the cause?

On my upper chest by the sternum/collarbone it's painful to touch and swollen. What could be the cause?

R/O COSTOCHONDRITIS: You need to be examined have blood work and ekg. If you had a recent viral infection, you may have a post infection COSTOCHONDRITIS which usually responds to a course of prednisone with taper over 8dys. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large (more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections (tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But I would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm. ...Read more

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On the left side of my neck my vein really pops out when I'm laying down. Also my left arm and chest seem to be a little swollen. Is this a cause for?

On the left side of my neck my vein really pops out when I'm laying down. Also my left arm and chest seem to be a little swollen. Is this a cause for?

Venous distension: My concern with arm and ad chest swelling is superior vena cava syndrome which may be from an obstructing mass. Jugular venous distension
May also be fro
Congestive heart failure - see a doctor ASAP to rule these out. ...Read more

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Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Need medical exam: Many people fear a heart attack if pain radiates down arm, but that is extremely unlikely in a 19-year-old woman. More likely is pinched nerve in the neck, but impossible to know without a medical exam. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attack causes chest pain. And whenever I admited to hospital my tyroid is high but thrre is no swollen on my neck, is this causes by anxiety?

Check thyroid tests: Anxiety may cause chest pain, however if thyroid level is high, it also may give similar symptoms. Absence of neck pain doesn't rule out thyroid concerns. Evaluating thyroid further may be helpful. Assuming anxiety is the only issue is not wise without additional information. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes in chest and a lung nodule?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes in chest and a lung nodule?

Lung tumor: Chest or mediastinal lymph nodes associated with a lesion in the lung most often represent metastasis from a lung primary. This can further be defined by mediastinoscopy and lymph node biopsy or if in the proper position, thoracoscopy removing the lung nodule. A PET/CAT before any procedure will tell whether the nodes are malignant as whether the lung lesion is malignant. ...Read more

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My father has a swollen 4 to 5 cm mass in his chest, it is a soft mass, what can be the cause of this? He also has swollen lymph nodes in his neck.

My father has a swollen 4 to 5 cm mass in his chest, it is a soft mass, what can be the cause of this? He also has swollen lymph nodes in his neck.

Needs a medical chec: Any lump or growth in the body requires a medical check up in order to make sure that it is not a cancer. So I would advise you to get your father to go see his PCP for a medical check up and possibly some tests to define the nature of this mass. ...Read more

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My son has swollen glands, achey joints and woke up with three blue vein like lines on his chest. Can u tell me a possible cause?

My son has swollen glands, achey joints and woke up with three blue vein like lines on his chest. Can u tell me a possible cause?

Possible infection: In children strep infection of the throat is very commom - in severe cases it can present as "rheumatoid fever" and cause additional symptoms. If your son has these symptoms and fever - shoudl be examined by by his doctor and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Esr 48mm & Eosinophila 08%.neck supra lymp node swollen with probable central necrosis. Chest xray n sputum normal. No symptoms of tb. Wats the cause?

Esr 48mm & Eosinophila 08%.neck supra lymp node swollen with probable central necrosis. Chest xray n sputum normal. No symptoms of tb. Wats the cause?

You need followup: There are many causes for the combination of tests and problems you listed. HIV, fungal sarcoid, depending on where you live- histoplasmosis, coccodiomycisis, aspergillosis, other fungal infections. There are a number of rate diseases as well including eosinophilic syndromes, autoimmune diseases. You will need to work with your doctor and have additional testing to sort this out ...Read more

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Could hormonal changes in a woman cause a swollen lymph node in left side of chest (above breast, below collar bone) for 2 days now? No fever yet.

Could hormonal changes in a woman cause a swollen lymph node in left side of chest (above breast, below collar bone) for 2 days now? No fever yet.

NO: This should not be related to a hormonal problem. Usually when a lymph node (if that is what it is) enlarges as a response to infection or inflammation of which there can be many causes. It may not be a lymph node. It could be a cyst or an early abcess. If it persists, it needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands? I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia. Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.

Can GERD cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands? I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia. Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.

Unlikely: I would see a doctor about the swollen glands and lightheadedness. Unlikely related to hh. Hiatal hernia and acid reflux could cause the esophagus to spasm or even develop scar tissue and narrowing. This would cause the feeling of food sticking or catching. I would see your doctor about getting a test to check your esophagus. If not already taking acid medication twice a day, recommend doing so. ...Read more