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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

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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Hi, I have noticed a freckle (or what looks like one) appear on my right nipple, and has been there for about 2 weeks now, I haven't been in the sun.?

Hi, I have noticed a freckle (or what looks like one) appear on my right nipple, and has been there for about 2 weeks now, I haven't been in the sun.?

This should: Be checked out. Not "emergent" but as soon as practicable....don't "fool around " with freckle appearing lesions which occur suddenly!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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 I'm curious- I work for new moms & notice that their nipples are large & elongated. I don't 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

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Pain in one breast and new bumps on nipple, could this be anything other than cancer?

Pain in one breast and new bumps on nipple, could this be anything other than cancer?

Yes: Breast pain in not a common symptom of breast cancer. However discuss these symptoms with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Pain in both breasts, especially right breast and new bumps on nipple how likely is this to be cancer and what else could it be?

Physiologic: Pain in cycle with your periods? This does not sound like breast cancer. Pain is not a normal symptom of breast cancer. This is the breast tissue responding to the hormones in your body related to your cycle. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of breast pain (sharp when touched) behind the nipple (mainly right)? Never been pregnant, and not now. This is new.

What might be the cause of breast pain (sharp when touched) behind the nipple (mainly right)? Never been pregnant, and not now. This is new.

Not sure: Would need to examine you but you might have a mastitis or a cyst or other problem that requires evaluation. I would have your doc or ob gyn take a look it may turn out to be nothing but I don't ignore these issues ...Read more

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I'm a teen and I have a milimiter brown spot on my left nipple, maybe a tiny discoloration on 1of the patches? No pain/discharge, freckle/mole or cancer?

Likely benign: I would watch it for increase in size, change in consistency or bleeding; if none of these then this is likely a benign mole. ...Read more

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My wife says she has been experiencing sharp pains in breasts, sore nipples and pink. She has been breast feeding our new borne. Should we be worried?

Probably not: In the first few days and sometimes week or two of breastfeeding it can be painful. This is especially true if first child. There are many things you can do to relieve pain and the la leche league can be a good resource. If there is localized heat or redness or you have a fever there may be an infection and should see a provider to confirm. Even with infection you do not have to stop feeding. ...Read more

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Breasts sore 3 wks! Reg period 13 days ago. 1/2 cup growth, no vein/nipple changes, no new meds, bras, weight. Constant pain, worse with touch. I'm 29?

Breast Pain: Very common complaint from women. Many causes. For some no cause identified. 2 week trial of supportive bra, anti-inflammatory, moist heat to breasts, avoid caffeine, reduce salt/sodium intake in foods. If no better in 2 weeks or worse, see doctor. Http://www. Cpmc. Org/services/women/breast/breast_about. Html ...Read more

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Left breast nipple dips in after previous baby worried I won't b able to feed new baby. What shall I do. Currently 9 weeks pregnant?

Left breast nipple dips in after previous baby worried I won't b able to feed new baby. What shall I do. Currently 9 weeks pregnant?

Lactation consultant: Many hospitals offer tours of their delivery units. Sign up for a tour at the hospital where you are planning to have your baby and ask the tour guide if they have lactation consultants and if you could consult with them before you give birth. ...Read more

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My right nipple is constantly hard, sore, and tingling (like arm going to sleep) for 2 days. Could it be an allergic reaction to my new birth control?

My right nipple is constantly hard, sore, and tingling (like arm going to sleep) for 2 days. Could it be an allergic reaction to my new birth control?

Less Likely Allergy: Most likely, this is a reaction to the hormonal changes the new birth control is making since the goal of the meds are to alter the normal hormonal cycle by changing the levels. Call you doctor or pharmacist to see if it is a normal reaction to the medication - since it is new it may be that it will improve with time. ...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