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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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What can I do if my nipples crack and bleed while breastfeeding?

What can I do if my nipples crack and  bleed while breastfeeding?

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 do you suggest? 'if I put toddler on my right nipple it bleeds can I just feed her from the left side and pump the right?

What do you suggest? 'if I put toddler on my right nipple it bleeds can I just feed her from the left side and pump the right?

Yes: This would be an effective strategy. You might also want to get checked for the cause of your bleeding as well. ...Read more

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My nipples are bleeding. What do I do?

See a doctor: Bloody discharge from a nipple can have many causes, but you need to be evaluated by a physician familiar with breast disease. You did not mention whether you are a man or a woman, but both men and women can have breast problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipples bleed? I am a 54 female.

What does it mean when your nipples bleed? I am a 54 female.

Not good: You must see your obgyn asap.It can be one of the symptoms of breast cancer.There can be a few benign things as well.But any blood stained nipple discharge needs to be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Is nipple bleeding due to bites dangerous?

Is nipple bleeding due to bites dangerous?

Yes: Biting nipples to the point of bleeding is crossing a safety line. Nipping nipples during sex is one thing but biting should be off limits. ...Read more

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What can cause an adult male to bleed from the nipple? Is it serious?

Get it checked.: Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel. This ...Read more

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My 7 month baby bit me and now my nipples r bleeding what should I apply to them?

My 7 month baby bit me and now my nipples r bleeding what should I apply to them?

Thanks for asking!: You will want to prevent a breast infection and allow your nipples to heal. Try air-drying each nipple after every feeding, and you'll want to massage a few drops of expressed milk onto your nipples several times a day (natural healing properties). Also, frequently apply a pure lanolin ointment to you nipples. If the bleeding persists, you need to seek medical attention. ...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