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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

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