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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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Underneath my nipple there seems to be something firm, im only a teenager could it be puberty?

Underneath my nipple there seems to be something firm, im only a teenager could it be puberty?

Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat.Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs ; you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix i ...Read more

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What could be the hard, pebble-like ball in nipple?

Can be serious: See a breast surgeon csn be a benign cyst or skin issue but may be a cancer. ...Read more

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Being male, my left nipple has a hard swell beneath it that is no larger than the halo and hurts when pinched. Could this be a tumor?

Being male, my left nipple has a hard swell beneath it that is no larger than the halo and hurts when pinched. Could this be a tumor?

It may be normal : It may be normal at age 18 in a male. But i will recommend that you have it checked by your doctor to make sure it is not a tumor, which is very unlikely but for your satisfaction. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and I have been experiencing sharp pains in my right nipple, it's only when i bend over or touch it too hard. What could this be?

Need an exam: You need to be seen and examined to determine what this is and the best approach to management. Cannot do this over the internet. Go soon and good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, my nipples seem to have a crust or hard crust inside . What could this be ?

Nursing ? or no: Nipple discharge can became dry crusted inside. If you recently stop bresfeeding it is normal still produce some milky discharge. If not pregnant and no brestfeeding any nipple dischsrge should be examinted by doctor. Increased Prolactin level can cause " like lactation effect". It can be caused some psychotropic medication, nipple stimulation .. other. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do your nipples stay hard when you get pregnant?

Not usually: Nipples can become erect from a variety of causes. This typically does not last very long. Pregnancy does change the breast tissue due to hormonal changes. It should not cause continuous nipple erections ...Read more

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Why do my nipples get hard and hurt very tender?

Nipple pain: There are various reasons for nipple pain - pregnancy, nipple stimulation, infection, etc. More history is needed to determine what's going on. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your nipple is hard and it hurts?

What does it mean if your nipple is hard and it hurts?

You need: To see your doc for an evaluation, it could be a number of things, but sometimes breast cancers cause skin changes around the nipple(pagets disease). ...Read more

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My boobs are hard and nipples are sensitive, what to do?

My boobs are hard and nipples are sensitive, what to do?

Get examined: If this breast "hardness" is unusual for you, get examined by a MD now. ...Read more

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My 5 month old babies nipples feel hard. Is this normal?

My 5 month old babies nipples feel hard. Is this normal?

Likely normal: I believe that you're referring to hard little lumps behind the baby's nipples. If this is the case, it is common for infants to have a slight swelling of the mammary tissue behind the nipples. This is caused by response to hormones in the baby's body. Especially for infants who are breast-feeding, the maternal hormones can cause this response. They may also be different sizes; this is common. ...Read more

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What are the firm lumps under the nipples on a 3 week old?

Moma's gift: The fetus develops in a system that uses maternal hormones to guarantee the environment is nurturing. As long as the baby is hooked to the placenta, any maternal hormones that pass into baby are kept at minimal levels. When delivery occurs, any remaining hormones will not be removed, and contribute to baby acne and breast tissue in both males and females.It peaks and fades by 3-6 mo in most. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a girl's nipples are constantly hard?

Hard to say: Male and female nipples may respond to sexual arousal, cold temperature, irritation from clothing, etc. They are delicate tissue and react to different stimuli. I'm not sure that you should make any assumption about why they are hard. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a girl has hard nipples all the time?

Nothing particular: Nipples can be erect or hard from a variety of causes. Stimulation from body contact, clothing or even cold can cause them to be erect. It doesn't necessarily mean anything. ...Read more

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I have a big ( as big as my nipple ) hard piece in my nipple. Is this normal?

Exam: Not enough info to answer that. Still any change int the breast should be investigated So if the nipple feels hard, see an MD for exam and imaging. Only a biopsy will prove whether it's benign or not ...Read more

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