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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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Pain under nipple?

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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...