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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 do hard sore nipples mean?

What do hard sore nipples mean?

Hormonal changes: Any changes in pain with the breast can be related to hormone changes, but given your age it is worthwhile to see a doctor to get an exam and make sure that you have had a recent mammogram. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, hard/sore nipples, swollen breasts, bloating, pain when pushing on uterus/above pelvic bone, acne, fatigue. Can I be pregnant?

Frequent urination, hard/sore nipples, swollen breasts, bloating, pain when pushing on uterus/above pelvic bone, acne, fatigue. Can I be pregnant?

Possibly, but..: These are also symptoms of just the normal monthly changes we as menstruating women experience around that time of the month as well. Could just be part of your "normal" cycle. If you had unprotected sex in the last month, it may not hurt to check a pregnancy test as well, but my guess is it's the normal hormonal changes most of us experience month to month. Could also consider UTI? ...Read more

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I am awaiting my appt with breast dr. I am 49 yo male with hard, sore nipple. No discharge. Don't feel lump. What could be causes?

I am awaiting my appt with breast dr. I am 49 yo male with hard, sore nipple. No discharge. Don't feel lump. What could be causes?

Can't tell need exam: For any breast lump physician has to (must) see to give an opinion, 1% breast cancers are in men, more often diagnosis is delayed, majority of time they are benign, call your doctor again for early appointment. ...Read more

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What could cause hard and soreness behind a left nipple of an 18 y.O. Male?

Hard/sor nipple male: You are eighteen and you probebely still in puberty.It is not unusual for teenage boys to have breast swelling and painful lumps in nipples and breast enlargement dut to estrogen which is produced during puberty along with testosterone
but as a precaution consult your doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old, I have had sore hard nipples for a week now and feel bloated everywhere. My period was 2 weeks ago. What could be the cause?

I am 19 years old, I have had sore hard nipples for a week now and feel bloated everywhere. My period was 2 weeks ago. What could be the cause?

? Sexually active: You didn't mention if you were sexually active and if active using any form of birth control. Need to first rule out pregnancy if you are sexually active. Bleeding 2 weeks ago may not have been a period. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. Followup with doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I been taking prenatal vitamins for about a month now with no stomach problems. Now I have sore nipples and my stomach is hard. What could it be?

I been taking prenatal vitamins for about a month now with no stomach problems. Now I have sore nipples and my stomach is hard. What could it be?

Pregnant?: Hello it sounds like you may be pregnant. The symptoms you describe do not seem to be side effects of the vitamins. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If you have stomach pain or fever you should be seen right away. ...Read more

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I have an Immovable, painless, hard lump in my right armpit and sore nipples for a week during which I felt very exhausted and hungry. What could it be?

I have an Immovable, painless, hard lump in my right armpit and sore nipples for a week during which I felt very exhausted and hungry. What could it be?

Hard armpit lump: I recommend you see a doctor right away for a good physical exam. It is impossible to advise you here on what you describe. It could be nothing and it could be something important. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Sore nipples, gas, bloating, hard uterus, achy cervix, and beyond hungry. 35 days late, had spotting at 2 weeks late. Negative ept. Can I still be preg?

Sore nipples, gas, bloating, hard uterus, achy cervix, and beyond hungry. 35 days late, had spotting at 2 weeks late. Negative ept. Can I still be preg?

Sounds like no: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. Schedule a visit to have your symptoms evaluated ...Read more

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Why do I have sore nipples?

Why do I have sore nipples?

...Any Infection, ...: 67 y/o male asks, Why do I have sore nipples? One needs to know if this is new or has been on going. Is it continuous on a daily basis or is it Periodic. Does one traumatize or play with it. Any infection, redness or discharge? Does one have Hormone or Prostate issue or even taking herbs to manage E.D. Erectile Dysfunction. Best to see one's PCP for answers. ...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 are the symptoms of sore nipples?

What are the symptoms of sore nipples?

Pain: Your nipples will feel sore and sensitive to touch. ...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

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What do sore nipples mean at the age oh 51?

See a doctor: The quick answer is that the breasts @ any age are still hormonally sensitive. That will never fully go away. Are you taking medications? Have you had a mammogram? Have you had a breast exam? What is your family history? See a doctor to be evaluated. No need to wonder. Your evaluation will be quick and very simple. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sore nipples?

Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! Try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could sore nipples on a 30 year old man?

What could sore nipples on a 30 year old man?

Many caused: Soreness of the nipples on a male could be the result of many things from chaffing to eczema to gynecomastia (swelling of breast tissue) to something more serious. I would make the effort to have this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Male age of 25 having sore nipples. What to do?

Male age of 25 having sore nipples. What to do?

Male dore nipples: It sounds like your nipples are chafing. Change soap and change detergent. Use Hydrocortisone over the couner twice a day. ...Read more

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I woke up with sore nipples, what could be wrong?

Nipple pain: Some women experience pain of nipples when stressed or cold due to vasospasm (raynaud’s of the nipple). Allergies to deodorants, lotions ; soap can cause pain. Eczema or psoriasis can lead to nipple pain. When the nipple is engorged it can cause pain. Hormonal changes can cause (puberty, pms, period, pregnancy ; breast feeding). Thrush or bacterial infections can lead to pain. Friction against. ...Read more

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Are sore nipples a symptoms for a specific disease?

See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more

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Very sore nipples for two weeks I am not expecting.?

See your doctor: Sore nipples may be due to a reaction to materials in a new bra. Use eucerin cream on the nipples and if your symptoms do not improve, you must see your doctor for a breast exam. Nipple stimulation from any source may also be a cause. ...Read more

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How common are sensitive sore nipples? How do I treat them?

How common are sensitive sore nipples? How do I treat them?

Avoid stimulation: May need to place bandages over nipples to decrease pain ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Nipple Irritation (Definition)

A condition that can include discharge, irritation, cracking, and swelling, and can occur in both men and women. ...Read more