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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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I am a 77 year old female suffering from sore nipples. Cause? Cure? Thanks

I am a 77 year old female suffering from sore nipples. Cause? Cure? Thanks

Several causes.: Might be hormonal more than anything else. For something bad ( cancer) to happen and affect both nipples at the same time would be extremely unlikely. But an elevated prolactin can do this ( many medicines can do this, ie. Meclopropamide), and a low thyroid will also elevate prolactin levels. Finally, if you are using a new detergent for your bra, this might causes some reaction. ...Read more

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What causes sore nipples, spotting before period and painful sex?

What causes sore nipples, spotting before period and painful sex?

Various factors: The three symptoms are likely not related. A visit to an ob/gyn might be your best option, to evaluate all three problems. ...Read more

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I have had sore nipples for 17 days. The sensitivity started 2 days after my period ended on the 25 of november. What could cause this? Hurts to touch

I have had sore nipples for 17 days. The sensitivity started 2 days after my period ended on the 25 of november. What could cause this? Hurts to touch

Protect them: If you sleep on your stomach that pressure will decrease blood flow and impair healing and perpetuate your symptoms. Is your bra creating pressure or chafing as well? Try a triple antibiotic ointment and loose bandaid over each nipple and no bra for a few days. If these measures don't help then see your gynecologist for help. ...Read more

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My friend who is a virgin , and is 20 has extremely sore nipples , what are some causes and at home treatments?

Some meds: High hormones can cause nipple tenderness in young people.. Take vitamin e capsules at least once a day. For some unknown reason this works on breast tenderness... ...Read more

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What cause me to have vaginal bleeding an sore nipples?

What cause me to have vaginal bleeding an sore nipples?

Hormonal changes: Usually due to a surge s estrogen or progesterone- really not uncommon; however, if symtoms persist, call your GYN. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 20 year old female and for some reason I have very itchy, sore nipples.What are the possible causes?

Contact or irritant: There is a condition called runners nipple, it occurs from rubbing on shirts, etc. Vaseline or a topical steroid may help. There are cases of breast cancer on the nipple, so make sure to get a proper evaluation! ...Read more

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Sore nipples all month! One day late on period. Negative hpt.what is cause of sore nipples all month? Miscarriage 2 month ago

Topic page: Here is a link to the Healthtap topic page on breast and nipple pain. Here you will find many answer to various similar questions to this from our healthtap doctors. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/Breast-pain ...Read more

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Nipple Irritation (Definition)

One's breasts may provide the first signs that she is pregnant. Women's breasts often get tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. ...Read more