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During pregnancy or early pregnancy does the nipple area and boob area go dry ?

During pregnancy or early pregnancy does the nipple area and boob area go dry ?

Yes: often with the change in hormones you can get dry nipples It can also occur with breast feeding Use a good moisturizing lotion to keep them moist and soft ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Nobody knows. : Most people believe that the hormonal changes in pregnancy cause this, but nobody really knows for sure. ...Read more

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Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Infection in nipples during pregnancy?

Mastitis?: Yes, infections can happen in nipples; this is called mastitis, and can be either bacterial or yeast in origin. I am unsure what the core of your question is, however. ...Read more

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During pregnancy is it possible for nipples to hurt during the time I normally ovulate and only then.

During pregnancy is it possible for nipples to hurt during the time I normally ovulate and only then.

Estrogen effects: While ovulation relates to a surge in estrogen levels, breast and nipple tenderness can occur at other times, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and other times of hormonal imbalances, the list is rather long. Your pregnancy causes sensitivity that can be cyclical - I suggest you run this by your OB for more answers ...Read more

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Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Progesterone : This is usually due to the pregnancy hormone, progesterone. Sometimes it returns to normal after pregnancy. Wait until after you deliver to see how your body reacts and then see a doctor if no improvement. Good health. ...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