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Whenever I go in my pool, my nipples get really red and hurt a lot. Sometimes I can even see slight bleeding. Would this be because of chemicals?

Whenever I go in my pool, my nipples get really red and hurt a lot. Sometimes I can even see slight bleeding. Would this be because of chemicals?

HardToImagine-Maybe: What's in that pool? A mixture of sulfuric acid and blood from that creature in"Alien? "Anything else setting you up for nipple irritation in-between dips in that vat of who-knows-what (like being a test model for a sand blasting machine)? Are you sure it's blood you see? Or just part of the redness? Pools typically have either chlorine or bromine, but there are other chemicals used. Ask your landlord. ...Read more

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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One of my nipples is extremely red, hurting, and even has some bumps on it. What could be causing this?

One of my nipples is extremely red, hurting, and even has some bumps on it. What could be causing this?

More info needed: Red, painful nipples may be caused by several processes. Your age and sex would be helpful. In men, the most common cause is mechanical irritation. In women (and rarely men), infectious causes and cancer may need to be considered. Breast feeding mothers are at particular risk for fungal or bacterial infections, and older women for cancer. Without amclear irritant, a doctor should evaluate this. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant and noticed something like "bumps" around my nipple and their red and they hurt. What could cause this??

Sebaceous glands: There are sebaceous glands around the edges of the areola. Around the base of the nipple, there may be some milk ducts. These are getting stimulated to het ready for lactation and are normal. If there is tenderness, you may have a blocked duct. Warm, wet compresses can help with this. ...Read more

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My 4 year old little girl is complaining that her nipples hurt her and look a bit red what could it be?

Reply: Based on her age it doesn't seem like hormonal changes can occur usually. Could be insect bite, she may have had local trauma. Put some moisturizing cream on them and observe if the symptoms get worse. ...Read more

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My skin hurts it started off on my side and is moving to my chest and hip. There are no sores or redness. What could it be?

My skin hurts it started off on my side and is moving to my chest and hip. There are no sores or redness. What could it be?

Herpes Zoster: This needs a follow up, if the pain takes a certain linear distribution and then followed by vesicular rash, so this is herpes zoster which is an inflammation of the peripheral sensory nerve by a varicella virus, you need to see your doctor to give you acyclovir. ...Read more

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Everyonce in a while my nipples go very red and have cold feeling but it burns the nipples get so sore that if my shirt rubs off them it hurts so bad?

Everyonce in a while my nipples go very red and have cold feeling but it burns the nipples get so sore that if my shirt rubs off them it hurts so bad?

Raynaud's phenomenon: Of the nipples. You should keep them warm at all times if possible, and wear a very soft but supportive bra to protect them from rubbing. Good luck! ...Read more

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When my baby begins sucking on my right nipple it hurts badly for one minute. It isn't dry cracked or red and she is latching great. Other nipple fine?

When my baby begins sucking on my right nipple it hurts badly for one minute. It isn't dry cracked or red and she is latching great. Other nipple fine?

Breastfeeding issue: It's possible the right breast has a better milk letdown and the baby prefers that side, or sucks harder due to a better milk supply, but if you are feeling pain, have this looked at by your OB, maybe try more time on the left breast first, to see if she will go easier on the right side later. Have your OB do a thorough exam to see if this is early mastitis or a blocked duct causing pain with feed ...Read more

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I am 25 years old and I have a red bump by my nipple and it is swollen and hurts. What could be wrong?

Granulation Tissue: This could just be a pyogenic granuloma resulting from a local trauma or infection which can be treated locally. Worrying about early cancer affecting the nipple at your age of 25 is especially true among those women with a strong family history of breast cancer. ...Read more

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My nipples have been sore for about 1 1/2 weeks now. They are swollen and purple/red. They hurt to touch them especially when hard?

Sore nipples: More history is needed to begin with. Look for things light tight bras, change in skin care products, excessive irritation of the nipples. Otherwise, try tea bag compresses (cool). That will sooth the nipples. If there is any discharge or redness getting worse, see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a small red lump on my nipple not sure what it is?! It hurts when touched no pus it bleeding

I have a small red lump on my nipple not sure what it is?! It hurts when touched no pus it bleeding

Bleeding?: If this small lesion is bleeding then it needs biopsied.
This small lump may be nothing but the importance of missing something cannot be overstated. I suggest you see your gynecologist as soon as you can arrange an appt.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have very very small red pimple on my nipple from last week. No discharge no liquid. But it hurts little. Should I be worried?

I have very very small red pimple on my nipple from last week. No discharge no liquid. But it hurts little. Should I be worried?

NO: People can get a pimple anywhere. Be kind to it and do not squeeze. It should go away in a couple of days. Try warm compresses if you want to do something. Use the tincture of time IO be patient. ...Read more

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My sister is 15. She got a sudden red bump on heresy nipple and it doesn't hurt. What could it be? It looks infected in the center of the bump.

My sister is 15. She got a sudden red bump on heresy nipple and it doesn't hurt. What could it be? It looks infected in the center of the bump.

Moist heat, review: Superficial infections of the areola complex are frequent. Sebaceous oil glands are present in the skin. The skin is quite thick and durable, thus leading to the problem of local infection of these small glands. Local moist heat with a wash cloth with hot water 3-4 times per day along with witch hazel as a skin lubrication may help. Surgeon review with lance, drainage, antibiotics maybe needed. ...Read more

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Squeezed nipple, white discharge came out then discharge had a red tinge to it this same nipple hurts when I get my period. Nothing from other nipple?

Squeezed nipple, white discharge came out then discharge had a red tinge to it this same nipple hurts when I get my period. Nothing from other nipple?

Likely benign, but..: Nipple discharge is very common and most nipple discharge is not due to cancer. However, when there is blood in the discharge, it should be worked up to rule it out. Much more likely this is a papilloma, duct ectasia, or even traumatic. A clinical exam by your doctor and an ultrasound can be helpful. ...Read more

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Strange scaling comes over left nipple it comes and goes and my breasts hurt right before period nipple is red but doesn't itch?

Strange scaling comes over left nipple it comes and goes and my breasts hurt right before period nipple is red but doesn't itch?

Pain or tenderness: Of aerola (nippple) before period is normal. Scaling of nipple can be ezcema or contact dermatitis from bra. Try some aquaphor, if that doesn't help add a little hydrocortisone first, and if no better see Derm ...Read more

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Red bump on right breast above nipple. Hurts to press on it and been there for 4 days. Other breast doesn't have anything on it. And no discharge.

Red bump on right breast above nipple. Hurts to press on it and been there for 4 days. Other breast doesn't have anything on it. And no discharge.

Infection likely: Sounds like it may be a infection of the skin, like a boil or pimple "gone bad". I would see an MD and put neosporin on it until you are seen. ...Read more

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Could it be cancer? Breasts have itched for 6 months, had a rash on left 3 weeks ago, raw/red nipples on both 12/25, now both armpits and breast hurt.

Could it be cancer? Breasts have itched for 6 months, had a rash on left 3 weeks ago, raw/red nipples on both 12/25, now both armpits and breast hurt.

Not likely: What you described is not typical for a breast cancer, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be mammogram. It would be prudent to see your doctor. See this site for information in this topic.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad

I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad

Boil on nipple: The pain and swelling are consistant with an infection on the nipple. Call your doctor to report this and see about proper treatment. ...Read more

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Large, firm bulge under left nipple (inside left breast) hurts to touch and there's a red mark surrounding the nipple. I'm 16, should I see a doctor?

Exam needed: It is impossible to give you reassurance without an exam.
Please call your DR and get it scheduled.

That will give you piece of mind and also the correct DX and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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I have a spot on the right side of my chest that is as big as a silver dollar it didn't hurt for a couple months but now has turned red and is painful?

Skin needs a check!: Red and painful often indicates infection; certainly a quick change, maybe an abscess. See your doctor for an opinion and maybe a procedure such as drainage or biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a pain and a bit of redness on my nipple. It seems to be a bit swollen too. What could that be?

I have a pain and a bit of redness on my nipple. It seems to be a bit swollen too. What could that be?

It could be infected: Inflamed or a sign of tumor. Get examined. You may need antibiotics. Go see your dr or gyn! Take care! ...Read more

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I have three red circles on my chest they don't itch or hurt what is it dfg?

I have three red circles on my chest they don't itch or hurt what is it dfg?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Have a small red dot on my left chest that when I scratch it it hurts my chest and the sensation feels like it hurts my left back. What can it be?

Have a small red dot on my left chest that when I scratch it it hurts my chest and the sensation feels like it hurts my left back. What can it be?

Sounds mysterious: Dermatologists like to look at dots on the skin. For a small red dot on the chest, one can see a primary care doctor first, or go straight to a skin doctor. Reddish coloring usually means there is more blood flow to the spot. Dermatologists can use a laser to remove spots caused by tiny blood vessels (such as some birthmarks and "spider" hemangiomas), and can also talk about other treatments. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with redness surrounding one nipple?

Breast skin changes: Please see your primary care physician. Several skin conditions can also affect the breasts, but skin changes of the breasts can also be found in some cases of cancer. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, it may be wise to have a baseline mammogram done, depending on what your exam reveals. ...Read more