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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

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 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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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 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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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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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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