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The tips of my nipples are bruised. They have not been touched or injured. My breasts feel full and achy. I am post menopausal. What could it be?

The tips of my nipples are bruised. They have not been touched or injured. My breasts feel full and achy. I am post menopausal. What could it be?

Tip of the Nip: There are several reasons ranging from estrogen influence to the breasts, to breast cancer. Have a md check out the bruising and do a complete "digital" exam which might be both manual and mammogram. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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My nipples feel bruised. Last month my period was mostly light brown which isn't normal, and i'm not on birth control anymore. What's wrong?

My nipples feel bruised. Last month my period was mostly light brown which isn't normal, and i'm not on birth control anymore. What's wrong?

Pregnancy?: If you are sexually active, these could be symptoms of pregnancy. If you are also having stomach or more specifically pelvic pain then you need to take a pregnancy test and see a doctor right away if it is positive! ...Read more

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What can cause nipples to feel bruised if i'm not getting my period for another two weeks and i've been having sex?

What can cause nipples to feel bruised if i'm not getting my period for another two weeks and i've been having sex?

Are you pregnant?: I am trying to read between the lines, but one has to consider pregnancy. Knowing when your last period was and if it was normal would help a lot. ...Read more

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What do I do for lump in breast & bruised nipple?

What do I do for lump in breast & bruised nipple?

Be seen!!!: If this occurred without trauma you should see a physician for an exam. If you experienced trauma to this area, give it time to heal. If it heals slowly or doesn't heal (lump and bruise do not diminish) go see your doctor. All serious diseases (including cancer) of the breast are best diagnosed and treated early. ...Read more

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My nipples have been feeling bruised for like 3 days and i've been having sex, i'm not on birth control and i get my period in 2 weeks, why?

My nipples have been feeling bruised for like 3 days and i've been having sex, i'm not on birth control and i get my period in 2 weeks, why?

Preggo: The most likely reason is you are pregnant. Go get tested and if not pregnant and unprepared for pregnancy, think about a condom and some birth control. The other reason is that you didn't ovulate this cycle and that will cause similar symptoms. ...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


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more