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What causes itchy nipples?

What causes itchy nipples?

Dry skin/winter: Itchy nipples is common this time of year. The skin becomes dryer and nipples take the brunt of it. Use a heavy lotion or cream to moisterize. If there is breakage in the skin, then you need to be evaluated for a rare form of breast cancer called paget's disease. A skin biopsy is needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Depends: This depends on the type of redness and irritation that you are having. Some general causes: breast infection/mastitis, detergents, soap, lotion. Is there a mass or swelling associated with it? I highly recommend you get evaluated by your doctor. This is a difficult question to answer without having an examination. ...Read more

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During periods, what causes breast itching?

During periods, what causes breast itching?

Likely hormones ;: Stretching. Breast soreness / itching can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What causes nipple soreness?

What causes nipple soreness?

Many things: Anything from hormones, to irritation to an uncomfortable bra. Any scratches, any redness? ...Read more

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What causes sore breasts?

What causes sore breasts?

Sore breasts: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal itch?

What causes vaginal itch?

Usually yeast: Usually yeast but other things. See dermatologist or gynecologist to find out. ...Read more

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What causes puffy nipples?

Puffy? : I am not sure i understand what is meant by puffy nipples. However, if it occurs cyclicly it could be related to breast enlargement that can occur in relation to your periods. I'm not sure if i actually addressed your question, if not, you can consult with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes breast tenderness?

What causes breast tenderness?

Variable: If there are no issues with the breast such as a fibrocystic nodularity, breast tenderness is usually a response to increasing estrogen levels. Women in their forties tend to be relatively Progesterone deficient, leading to imbalance between estrogen & Progesterone especially late in the menstrual cycle. This produces an estrogen dominant effect which may cause breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Intermittent swelling of labia majora. Causes itching?

Intermittent swelling of labia majora. Causes itching?

Variable: Labial swelling with itching can be from external/internal yeast, bacteria or from frequent sexual activity. Your doctor should be able to determine if there is anything that needs to be treated. Vagisil may help with the itching. ...Read more

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Could gynecomastia cause nipple discharge?

Could gynecomastia cause nipple discharge?

Possible but: Nipple discharge in a male is not normal . If its fluid or milky it could be galactorrhea, which can be caused by medications, hormone imbalances and even tumors. You should definitely go get checked out. Seek a plastic surgeon for your gynecomastia after you find out what the cause is first for the discharge. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal itching?

What causes vaginal itching?

Yeast?: There are many things that can cause vaginal itching. The most common cause is a yeast infection. Other causes are a trichomonas infection and a host of skin conditions such as eczema, vulvar dystrophies, etc. Your Ob/Gyn is trained to distinguish between these problems and give you the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes excessive vaginal discharge, weight gain, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, and breast discharge?

What causes excessive vaginal discharge, weight gain, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, and breast discharge?

Most common: Is pregnancy. All of those symptoms are consistent with pregnancy. You may also need to check your prolactin level and other hormones that can cause lactation, which includes breast tumor though weight gain and vaginal discharge are not commonly associated with tumor. You need to see your healthcare provider to help you find the answer. ...Read more

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What causes darkening of nipples?

What causes darkening of nipples?

Hormone changes: Nipples become darker as we enter puberty, and a woman's nipples will often darken with pregancy. If not in puberty or pregnant and sudden darkening or one nipple looks different from the other, best to have your doctor take a look to check for other problems. ...Read more

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What causes itchy palms, feet and flank pain

What causes itchy palms, feet and flank pain

Your itching: Is probably not related to the flank pain. Many causes for itching. Have a dermatologist evaluate this. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause itchy breasts?

Can a UTI cause itchy breasts?

No reason: Unless you are having febrile utis which make you perspire ; perspiration is making your breasts itchy! ...Read more

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What causes nipple discharge?

What causes nipple discharge?

Various causes: Nipple discharge can be normal for some. In general, white, milky, yellow and green can be normal. Blood or a brownish color can suggest a more serious condition. If this is a new finding, you should contact your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more