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Could the new freckle under my right nipple, on the areola, be a sign of cancer?

Could the new freckle under my right nipple, on the areola, be a sign of cancer?

Yes: While rare, it is possible to develop skin cancer on the areola. Worrisome signs include a mole that is irregular, raised, ulcerated, or bleeding. When in doubt, it is best to seek out the opinion of a doctor. A simple biopsy can be performed in the office to determine if it is a cancer. ...Read more

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Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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I have a brown 'freckle' on nipple..Is this weird?

I have a brown 'freckle' on nipple..Is this weird?

Freckle on Nipple: Any freckle, wart or mole that starts to change or increase in size should be examined by a dermatologist promptly. While the chances are that is nothing, if it is a melanoma, your best chance is catching it early. Don't wait. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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My new baby is not gaining fast enough. Is there anything I can rub on my nipples to make him more interested in eating?

My new baby is not gaining fast enough.  Is there anything I can rub on my nipples to make him more interested in eating?

Lactation consultant: The proper latching to the breast/nipple is very improtant for breastfeeding and your comfort level also contributes to the its success. If you are too anxious/tense, you will have less milk let-down and thus more difficult for baby to feed. I would suggest seeing a lactation specialist as soon as you can to get some good/proper advice..Congrats on your new baby and good luck. ...Read more

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I have a Dark patch on my nipple dose not look like a mile or freckle is ppinkish in the middle ans has a dark boarder it's like it's been stuck on ?

I have a Dark patch on my nipple dose not look like a mile or freckle is ppinkish in the middle ans has a dark boarder it's like it's been stuck on ?

See a dermatologist: This can be one of several lesions. It is best to have a dermatologist examine the lesion even biopsy it for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got out of the shower and i put on a brand new bra . My nipples are itching like crazy ! why , what would you recommend?

I got out of the shower and i put on a brand new bra . My nipples are itching like crazy ! why , what would you recommend?

Take the new : Bra off. It may be the fabric in the new bra. It could cause chaffing. Try washing the bra before wearing again - in case chemicals in the material are causing this reaction. ...Read more

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This is a weird question but Im curious- i work for new moms & notice that their nipples are large & elongated.I dont have children but mine are flat?

Pregnancy hormones: cause significant enlargement of the breast with growth of mammary glands, the areola and nipple tissue. Much of this recedes after birth of the infant, but not to prepregnancy status. Not all women, however, have elongated nipples. Some women do have inverted nipples or are quite flat and do not change significantly with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there a safe lubricants for newly pierced nipples?

Aquaphor / Vaseline: I would recommend using topical vaseline petrolatum ointment or aquaphor healing ointment. These are very safe and will allow the piercings to heal more quickly. ...Read more

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Will baby powder cause any problem with my new nipple piercings?

Will baby powder cause any problem with my new nipple piercings?

No but not advised: New nipple piercings should be kept moist with antibiotic ointment or petroleum jelly for the first 6 weeks for the best healing. Although baby powder will not cause any problems, it is not recommended. ...Read more

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Dry nipples? Not breastfeeding I think my new home is very dry what can I do?

Dry nipples? Not breastfeeding I think my new home is very dry what can I do?

Moisturizer, hydroco: Temporary use of 1 per cent Hydrocortisone can help. Moisturizers such as cerave, cetaphil, aquaphor can be of value. Prescription products include eletone. If this is woman check laundry detergent or fabric softener as possible culprits. Hand wash bras in woolite and see if there is difference. ...Read more

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I've developed a freckle or mole on the side edge of my nipple. Should i be concerned?

I've developed a freckle or mole on the side edge of my nipple.  Should i be concerned?

Learn your ABCD's: Probably isn't but could be a melanoma...Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. If it is growing, ulcerating, bleeding, or otherwise changing, get it seen soon for evaluation and possible biopsy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a new mole on my nipple.. Is it dangerous?

I have a new mole on my nipple.. Is it dangerous?

Mole: Any new mole that is dark, changing color or size, has an irregular border, various colors, itches, bleeds, etc. Should be evaluated for skin cancer by a dermatologist. It could just be a normal mole or a non cancerous growth. Without close visual inspection it is difficult to determine the severity of this mole. See your dermatologist to be safe. ...Read more

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What type of fabric should I look for in a new t-shirt for running specifically to avoid joggers nipple?

Nipple irritation: Dry fit material is usually better than cotton for long distance running. Band aids and vasoline also help. ...Read more

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I cleaned new baby bottles and nipples with a rusty bottle cleaner then realized it was rusty. My two month old hasn't had shots, can she get tetanus?

I cleaned new baby bottles and nipples with a rusty bottle cleaner then realized it was rusty.  My two month old hasn't had shots, can she get tetanus?

No: Rust is not the cause of tetanus. It is spores of the tetanus organsim. Unless your bottle cleaners were stored in the soil outside or on a farm outside, then the rust is simply oxidized iron and poses no risk. ...Read more

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Wore new bathing suit to beach without washing it.It burned my breasts and made them itchy. Now my nipples have scarring on them.Should I be worried?

Wore new bathing suit to beach without washing it.It burned my breasts and made them itchy. Now my nipples have scarring on them.Should I be worried?

Dermatitis : It may be a topical dermatitis from chemicals used to process the fabric. If possible always wash clothes before wearing them. Now was area with mild soap or just water. Consider topical hydrcortisone or benadryl (diphenhydramine). If worsens then see a doctor or dermatologist ...Read more

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Can new birth control cause nipple and areola color change?

Can new birth control cause nipple and areola color change?

Possible: As different hormonal surges/changes can possibly cause this. ...Read more

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Why does my nipple burn 34 women not on period no new baby but period went off two days ago

Nipple discomfort: Could be from wearing an irritating piece of clothing or from your soap or lotion. If continues get an examination ...Read more

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When doing a mastectomy then reconstructing the breast, do they keep the original nipple or do they make a new one?

When doing a mastectomy then reconstructing the breast, do they keep the original nipple or do they make a new one?

Depending on: The disease , cancer cells can travel along ducts to nipple ares most of the time is removed to prevent recurrence of disease. And nipple is reconstructed , in genetic related prophylactic mastectomy where cancer did not develop yet , may be saved speak to your surgeon .. ...Read more

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Why do my nipples feel sensitive every time I start a new birth control month? Just started a new pack & within 1.5 hrs my nipples already feel sore?

Why do my nipples feel sensitive every time I start a new birth control month? Just started a new pack & within 1.5 hrs my nipples already feel sore?

BCP's: Different pills have different compositions of hormones. The way they work is that they "trick" your body into believing it's pregnant so you don't release a fresh egg to be fertilized. Depending on the actual amounts of the hormones you can have various side effects. If you find them unpleasant enough talk to your doc about it and he can put you on a different combo. ...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