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

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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Can nuvaring cause sore nipples at first?

Can nuvaring cause sore nipples at first?

Yes: Some women are very sensitive to even very small amounts of estrogen, found in NuvaRing. Fortunately your body will adjust to this over time. Try wearing a padded bra for now. ...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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What can cause really sore nipples?

Hormones: Hormones, such as progesterone, are the most common culprit. Pregnancy can cause as well. Birth control pills too. ...Read more

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What would cause sore nipples in a guy?

What would cause sore nipples in a guy?

Pubertal changes: Boys in early puberty often have some breast development and can have a small amount of breast tissue. This is called physiologic gynecomastia. They often have tender or sore nipples. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


Dr. Laura Webb
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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Lactation problems occur when the mother has difficulty producing or maintaining enough breast ...Read more