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Nipple (Overview)

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 and surrounded by areola.


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What makes nipples darker?

What makes nipples darker?

Darker Nipples: / areola - hormonal change such as with pregnancy. ...Read more

Nipple (Overview)

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 and surrounded by areola.


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Why are my nipples hurting?

Why are my nipples hurting?

Sse a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more

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What causes nipples to darken?

Nipple/ areola: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues & increases in size. The Montgomery glands on the areola become larger.
For some women, the areola returns to their pre-pregnancy size – but not for all.

Although the color of areola may lighten after pregnancy, it is unlikely to to return to pre-pregnancy coloration.
http://pregnancy. Lovetoknow. Com/wiki/Changes_in_Areola_When_Pregnant ...Read more

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Why are my nipples always erect?

Check out these: Titillating facts about these standout features of ur bosom. Have fun! Http://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/stimulation_of_nipples. Https://www. Zocdoc. Com/answers/3405/what-would-cause-nipples-to-be-permanently-erect. ...Read more

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Pain under nipple?

Nipple: More information: gender, age, redness, discharge etc. ...Read more

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What are nipple shields?

Nipple covers: Nipple shield are covers to your nipples so that the force of the babies suck is spread over a larger surface of the breast areola. It is helpful with inverted nipples and sore or cracked nipples. ...Read more

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How to remove nipple tag?

Excision is best: While you could shear off the tag by yourself, I would recommend that you go to a doctor to have it removed, and then have the tissue submitted to a pathologist for evaluation. Most of the time skin growths are benign, but sometimes more serious diseases are found (cancer, including melanoma). ...Read more

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Why is my nipples aching?

Various possibilitie: There are various possibilities. One is trauma such as during sexual activity. If they are red, swollen or have a discharge -- or if the pain continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes itchy nipples?

What causes itchy nipples?

Dry skin/winter: Itchy nipples is common this time of year. The skin becomes dryer and nipples take the brunt of it. Use a heavy lotion or cream to moisterize.
If there is breakage in the skin, then you need to be evaluated for a rare form of breast cancer called paget's disease. A skin biopsy is needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to fix inverted nipples?

How to fix inverted nipples?

Breast feeding shell: If you have inverted nipples and plan to breast feed it is best to begin to draw the nipples out well before delivery. There are simple stretches that your pediatrician or lactation consultant can teach you. Wearing special breast feeding shells before delivery can also help. Breast feeding suction also draw the nipple out. Don't wait, start before delivery-to give your infant an easy latch on. ...Read more

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Are inverted nipples common?

Are inverted nipples common?

Inverted Nipples: It is common if you have always had an inverted nipple then it is usually caused by shotened milk ducts and internal fibrous tissue. If it is a new finding then see your doctor as it may represent a malignancy.
To correc this, I recommend trying a non surgical approach called the nipplette. It is a suction device that works for most women. It can be found on line and you do not need a prescription. ...Read more

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What causes inverted nipples?

Multiple causes: Inversion of nipple can happen physiologically. In this situation you should be able to evert it by manipulation. If inversion is more fixed and constant but long atanding, it may be due to previous episodes of infection or mastitis. If it is more recent and progressive there is cause for concern. Since it may be due to an underlying malignancy. So, if you notice a new change in your nipple such as inversion, irritation or discharge you definitely need to have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Are nipple shields dangerous?

Are nipple shields dangerous?

No: Nipple shields are meant to be used short-term, to help with inverted or sore nipples. If placed improperly, it is possible that they could decrease milk intake. Ideally a mother should be working closely with a lactation consultant to address latch or position problems, in order to quickly wean off the nipple shield. The intl. Lactation consultant assoc. Website can provide a nearby referral. ...Read more

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What is. A inside. Nipple. Hard?

What: Please be more specific what do you mean by inside do you mean inverted nipple ...Read more

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What does itchy nipples mean?

What does itchy nipples mean?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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What causes the nipple to itch?

What causes the nipple to itch?

Varies: If no rash, then hormonal changes premenstrually or during pregnancy can do this. Also some non-cotton bras may sometimes contribute. ...Read more

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My boobs and nipples hurt, why?

My boobs and nipples hurt, why?

Not sure: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. This can happen in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, your period and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does chlorine irritate nipples?

It may but: I first suspect a shirt or bathing suit top if the person was wearing one... ...Read more

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Why does my nipple itch so much?

Why does my nipple itch so much?

Itching nipple: Hello. Your itching of the nipple may be related to a dermatitis. The nipple will be exposed to clothing contact that may cause irritation. You first try a moisturizing cream. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes hair around nipples?

Areola hair: Hair around the areola (pigmented area around the nipple) is not uncommon. It is simply that these hair follicles are responding to certain hormones (usually androgens). This hair growth, when minimal, does not indicate an underlying abnormal condition. ...Read more

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Why do supernumary nipples itch?

Dry skin?: During colder weather the nipples (normal and supernumary) tend to get dry and itchy. I recommend a heavy emollient cream or lotion. If there is a rash or break in the skin, I recommend you contact your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I found a size at my left nipple?

A size?: Not sure what you mean by finding a size at your nipple? Please re-ask with more specificity and possibly one of us docs can provide you with some helpful information. ...Read more

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Inverted nipples how to correct?

Rule out pathology: First and foremost, see a doctor to evaluate. Have a mammogram and ultrasound. If there are benign findings, or, if chronic, there are procedures to correct. The results of these procedures are relatively modest. Always rule out pathology first. ...Read more

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What causes darkening of nipples?

Hormone changes: Nipples become darker as we enter puberty, and a woman's nipples will often darken with pregancy. If not in puberty or pregnant and sudden darkening or one nipple looks different from the other, best to have your doctor take a look to check for other problems. ...Read more

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23 days late and nipples r tender?

23 days late and nipples r tender?

Do a test: This could be from related to your menstrual cycle but it could also be because you are pregnant. Do a pregnancy test to be certain. ...Read more

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What to do about inverted nipples?

What to do about inverted nipples?

Inverted nipples: It is not uncommon to have inverted nipples. They are a variant of normal and it usually will not cause any problems. Many women can even breast feed their babies without any problems. ...Read more