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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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Breasts itching daily. Nipple sometimes worse than rest of breasts but now everywhere. Lumps prev. Found & ruled cysts. Breast cancer runs in family.

Breasts itching daily. Nipple sometimes worse than rest of breasts but now everywhere. Lumps prev. Found & ruled cysts. Breast cancer runs in family.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. You may try changing your bra to a natural material. You may also try going without the bra on the weekends to see if that makes a difference.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Thick white discharge, ALOT, slight itching, tender nipples, slight cramps, had unprotected sex 2 days after last period, period due in 1wk. Preg or pms?

Thick white discharge, ALOT, slight itching, tender nipples, slight cramps, had unprotected sex 2 days after last period, period due in 1wk. Preg or pms?

See details: A lot of discharge with itching suggests vaginitis that is most likely from Candida (yeast). You should be checked by your GYN. There might be more that one infection. The other symptoms can be from PMS. If your period is not due for a week, and you were pregnant, the egg just implanted and would not cause symptoms yet. Wait and see if you get your period. Do a pregnancy test if you don't. ...Read more

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I feel itching arond my nipple and on nipple and when I start rubbing it. ...it becomes a wound. Why itching is happening?

I feel itching arond my nipple and on nipple and when I start rubbing it. ...it becomes a wound. Why itching is happening?

Itchy nipple: Itchy nipple most commonly is due to atopic dermatitis also known as eczema. Artificial fibers, cleaners, perfumes, soaps and wool can increase the itching. Dry skin can also cause nipple itch. Pregnancy can also increase dryness and itching. Avoid using soaps, skin care products with perfumes and dyes. More about itchy nipples http://www. Healthline. Com/symptom/nipple-itching ...Read more

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I don't know if I am pregnant, but if so, the itching of my nipples would have started the day after I concieved. Is this possible?

Not likely: Classic pregnancy symptoms don't begin until you actually miss your period. If you believe that you might be pregnant - take a pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a tender left boob, it's always itching and my nipple is always hard but there's no lump?

Breast tenderness: Any new or unusual signs in your breast should be checked by the doctor. Your symptoms don't sound typical of a serious disease, but you should be checked just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have had unprotected sex, and I just got my period back from being on depo but lately I have itching nipples for 3 days what can this be?

I have had unprotected sex, and I just got my period back from being on depo but lately I have itching nipples for 3 days what can this be?

Exam please: Breast tenderness is one of the possible side effects of Depo. However you describe itching nipples and possible causes include eczema, Paget's disease and irritation from your clothes. I suggest a complete physical exam with a complete history at a medical clinic or office as soon as possible. I wish you the best with your health & I am available for a consultation via HealthTap if you desire. ...Read more

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I'm have a bloody nipple discharge, itching of the nipple, and lump on side of my breast?

I'm have a bloody nipple discharge, itching of the nipple, and lump on side of my breast?

Please See Doctor: Your symptoms require medical evaluation to check for a possible breast cancer. Please make an appointment to see your primary care doctor or gynecologist. They will refer you to a breast surgeon who can sort this out, usually by doing a simple office-based biopsy under local anesthesia. Don't delay! ...Read more

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I have really sore breasts and the skin surrounding my nipple has red lines and marks, I also have experienced itching nipples, is this normal?

I have really sore breasts and the skin surrounding my nipple has red lines and marks, I also have experienced itching nipples, is this normal?

Breast soreness: The symptoms you are describing really warrant a visit to your doctor for an examination. The redlines make be striae (stretch marks) but can also sometimes signal infection. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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36, left nipple has slight pink/redness around part of areola. No itching or burning, nipple looks normal. No immediate breast cx in family. Cancer rare?

36, left nipple has slight pink/redness around part of areola. No itching or burning, nipple looks normal. No immediate breast cx in family. Cancer rare?

Pink/redness: Slight pink/redness around part of your areola would not normally be a risk factor for breast cancer. If the rash/discoloration persists, be sure to see the Doc and get a clinical exam and evaluation of your breast to be safe, so you can get an official diagnosis and the best treatment will follow, best wishes. ...Read more

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For 2weeks I have had horrible itching on one nipple. No skin changes, or discharge. I am a high risk for breast cancer and have many fibroids?

For 2weeks I have had horrible itching on one nipple. No skin changes, or discharge. I am a high risk for breast cancer and have many fibroids?

No cancer: For the most part cancers arise in the breast in association with intraductal pathology. There is micro Ca clustered in one area but asymptomatic. Itching of nipple with no lesion to suggest Pagets would be related to possible histamine release in area with no known cause. At 58 mammo indicated and if all neg use xylocaine (lidocaine) ointment on nipple. ...Read more

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Hi I have an intense itch around my nipples, underarms and pubic area. What can I do about it or what could it be?

Hi I have an intense itch around my nipples, underarms and pubic area. What can I do about it or what could it be?

Difficult to say: Please describe what the rash looks like. Red? Bumps? When did it start? Any other problems? Anything that makes it better or worse? Anyone around you with a similar problem? ...Read more

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I have an itch around my nipples for over three months now I have applied creams like gentrisone and diproson to no avail. What could be the problem?

I have an itch around my nipples for over three months now I have applied creams like gentrisone and diproson to no avail. What could be the problem?

Many possibilities: The most likely cause of your symptoms are either irritation or allergy. Irritation can be frictional or from the bra material. The allegy could be also from the bra material or any creams, perfumes or other cosmetic products you may be using in the area.
A word of caution, do not use strong steroid creams on the breast area because they can cause unwanted stretch marks. See your dermatologist, . ...Read more

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Recently I have been having itch on my nipples. Today there was discharge and I notice my nipples darkening. Is this something I should be worried of?

Recently I have been having itch on my nipples. Today there was discharge and I notice my nipples darkening. Is this something I should be worried of?

Needs evaluation..: First of all if you are sexually active get a pregnancy test, this could be a reason for symptoms. If negative then you would need evaluation by a doctor so tests could be ordered. Causes could be: hormonal problems, breast abnormalities, medications if you are taking any, among others. ...Read more

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My breast itch and my nipples hurt. Is this normal?

My breast itch and my nipples hurt. Is this normal?

Itchy Nipples: Certainly could be something simple like dry winter skin or eczema involving the nipple but there are some times more involved conditions which may affect the breast nipples and an even less common form of cancer known as Paget's disease of the breast. It seems more likely that this is a primary skin condition rather than something more sinister but you should definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my breast itch and my nipple become big and my breast hurts?

Fibrocystic: The breast is largely glands and fatty tissue. The glands respond to hormone changes and can form small cysts. These can be painful and usually come and go with the periods. Reducing caffeine consumption may lesson the tenderness as well as taking 400-800 iu of vitamin e. ...Read more

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I have a hickey looking itch above my nipple on my right breast. Used an itch cream for long relief right now, but should I need to worry for cancer?

Have an exam: Yes, you should have an exam. The chances of it being related to cancer are low, but you should have it examined. Even if it is not skin or breast cancer, it is worth a visit to have the area definitively treated so that it doesn't bother you anymore. ...Read more

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If a girls nipple itches, what's wrong?

If a girls nipple itches, what's wrong?

Usually nothing: The areola is innervated by the nerve from the back area considered as t-4. If no rash is present this should be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What causes itchness on the nipple or bumps on the areola?

Nerve pain: The 'pain' is interpreted as an itch. The 'bumps' are actually called montgomery glands. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipple itches?

What does it mean when your nipple itches?

NIPPLE ITCH: How long? It sounds like a contact dermatitis. It could be a new soap or detergent. It could be a new shirt or blouse or sweater. Be a detective. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your nipple itches all day?

Itchy nipples: You may have eczema, which can affect soft sensitive skin. If you have any other part of body with dry skin patches, it would be a likely cause. You can also think about superficial fungal ingal infection called ring worm. An exam would be helpful if OTC meds don't help resolve the condition. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipple itches continuously?

Itch: That either the fabric is irritating, the detergent is irritating or you have an infection brewing. Best is to be seen by a doctor if it does not go away with changing the first two things I mentioned. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my right nipple itches, what do you suggest?

Niple itch: Some superficial fungal infection may cause nipples to itch. Other cause is Eczema which can affect sensitive and moist areas like nipples along with skin creases etc.

A simple exam would be helpful in differentiating and a trial of OTC med would be helpful. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my areola 2 b itchty and flaky. It has been like this since the nov and also my nipples itches as well. What should I do.

Yeast: Most common reason for those symptoms would be a yeast infection. You can try some over the counter anti-fungal and see if that helps. If it doesn't then it may be hormonal. If anti-fungal doesn't work, consider making appt with your doctor for an exam and work up. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My nipple itches so bad, what's wrong, treatment?

Need evaluation: If no rash is present, would look at your at your back as the areolar region is nerve innervated by t-4. ...Read more

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I have a thin layer of skin that is on both of my nipples I can peal off like I could a scab, and my left nipple itches quite often, normal?

Nipple eczema: Please see your MD for a full history and exam. It sounds like you have nipple eczema but a full exam should be done to rule out Paget's disease and Bowens disease. Several other differential diagnoses including contact dermatitis, breast ca. Stay calm and see your primary care physician please. ...Read more

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RT inside of nipple itches a lot. No pain, lumps, fever, very normal. Thick, off white, sticky discharge. Lft nip discharge thin, white, not sticky.

RT inside of nipple itches a lot. No pain, lumps, fever, very normal. Thick, off white, sticky discharge. Lft nip discharge thin, white, not sticky.

See an Ob/Gyn: I am assuming you are not pregnant. Nipple discharge usually indicates a problem that needs to be investigated. Bilateral discharge could indicate hormonal problem that can be treated. Breast tumor or pituitary tumor are also to be considered. A thorough work up by Ob/Gyn will find the cause to treat. ...Read more

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My right nipple itches often daily, not the areola. No dryness, cracks, fever, rash, discharge, discoloration. What could be the cause, should I worry?

My right nipple itches often daily, not the areola. No dryness, cracks, fever, rash, discharge, discoloration. What could be the cause, should I worry?

No, if GYN exam neg.: You need to see your GYN for A breast exam and evaluation. Early diagnosis of Paget's disease is extremely important. "Itching, tingling, or redness in the nipple and/or areola" is a symptom which must not be ignored. See http://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/paget-breast-fact-sheet ...Read more

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I have a rash on my right breast that isn't very big but causes itching and burning sometimes. My nipple itches too. What could this be?

Probably eczema, but: Could be eczema, but there are many things this could be. Persistent or enlarging nipple lesions need to be evaluated by your doc for Paget disease of breast. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more