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Breastfeeding for 9 months. Sudden sharp burning pain in left nipple shooting into breast. Only on left, no signs of thrush in baby or me.?

Breastfeeding for 9 months. Sudden sharp burning pain in left nipple shooting into breast. Only on left, no signs of thrush in baby or me.?

Yeast still likely: Even if you have no sign, nor the baby any sign, that history sounds suspicous for yeast. Get a good assessment by an experienced lactation consultant, and try to find a sympathetic doctor who would be willing to listen to the treatment suggestions by the lactation consultant. A provider that is an lc and an arnp would be able to see you and probably write a script for treationg you and the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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A shooting burning pain threw the left nipple that comes and goes coupled with a general discomfort. I am breast feeding. No visible signs of thrush.

A shooting burning pain threw the left nipple that comes and goes coupled with a general discomfort. I am breast feeding. No visible signs of thrush.

Breast pain: Your baby may not be latching on properly causing your pain. You may want to consult a lactation consultant for help. If pain persists consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding, my baby is six months old and I've noticed that, my right nipple has been very painful for a few days now (a stinging and burning s?

I am breastfeeding, my baby is six months old and I've noticed that, my right nipple has been very painful for a few days now (a stinging and burning s?

Hold nursing rt side: Till better, sounds like an inflamed nipple, can try OTC antibiotic cream and hydrocortisone cream 1%, warm or cold compresses would help too, if not better in a day or two, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Hi I have a pinching burning sensation right below my left breast.. I breast feed and I only get the pain when I lay and feed him?

Hi I have a pinching burning sensation right below my left breast.. I breast feed and I only get the pain when I lay and feed him?

Positioning: Examine your breast in that area for redness or swelling. Since this seems to be positional, it is possible that the baby is not getting a proper latch in this position. Take care at your next feeding to be sure baby opens wide and that the tip of your nipple is in the back of his mouth. Be sure also to rotate positions equally such that you are compressing all of the mild ducts equally! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have burning pain in your nipples?

Is it normal to have burning pain in your nipples?

No: Check bra is not rubbing. Use moisturizing cream. Try Motrin for pain. If skin is red, hard or brest very tender, see doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have burning pain in your nipple?

Nipple pain: If you are breast feeding then it normal. Also if you are pregnant it can exist. Infection in the breast can also do the same. Any cuts or bruises can do the same - these can be quite small. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in right nipple, which has shrunk. No pain in breast. What could this be?

Burning sensation in right nipple, which has shrunk. No pain in breast. What could this be?

See a doctor: You need to have this examined by a professional asap. Do not ignore. May be very treatable diagnosed early. ...Read more

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Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

It happens.: From any open heart surgery you have many of your superficial nerves of chest wall injury, so burning sensation is not uncommon. It may get better over a long time, it's hard to predict. ...Read more

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I'm in South Africa and have 4 small red dots (bites) evenly spaced in a straight line on my nipple with a burning sensation?

I'm in South Africa and have 4 small red dots (bites) evenly spaced in a straight line on my nipple with a burning sensation?

Insect bites: It sounds like you may have gotten some insect bites. Just watch the and if they become very painful, red or have pus around them then see a doctor. Sometimes insect bites can become infected and if that happens you would need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an on and off pain behind my left nipple, almost feels like a squeezing/burning sensation, doctor found nothing unusual. 28 yo F?

Left nipple pain: May be reflux w/ or w/o H pylori. Try ranitidine/prevecid, . may be costochondritis an inflammation of chest muscle insertions responds to Motrin/Aleve if not allergic, sometimes I find mycoplasma causes this-Zithro. Helps Also in anyone with breast pain consider ultrasound or mammogram Cancer is rare but does occur in the younger population. F/U with doctor /urgent care ...Read more

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What can cause sharp burning pain only in one nipple im midcycle but have had clear discharge and the pain has been going on for about a week?

What can cause sharp burning pain only in one nipple im midcycle but have had clear discharge and the pain has been going on for about a week?

Unless the discharge: If the discharge is blood stained, I would worry about it. I would have you watch it for 2-3 weeks more and see the trend for improvemnt or worsening. If it is getting worse then show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a burning pain in my breast, should I worry? More in the nipple area.

If: If you have redness, discharge, fever, worsening pain, or swelling, then please consult your physician. If the pain persists then please consult your provider. ...Read more

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My nipples are really sore and have a burning sensation really not sure what that means?

My nipples are really sore and have a burning sensation really not sure what that means?

See your doctor: If your both of your nipples are sore or burning, there might be a number of reasons such as hormonal, exercise induced, etc... If the sensation is unilateral (only on one side), your doctor will likely check you for possible underlying lumps and may consider mammogram to rule out breast cancer. ...Read more

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Why might my nipple be swollen and have a burning sensation? Also one side of it is kinda hard and feel like a bump

Get seen..: If you are palpating a lump in your breast get seen with your Dr. ASAP. Most of the time at your age this is associated with benign problems (not related to cancer), but if for example it is an infection it requires treatment. It is also important to check for other more dangerous reasons if having symptoms even if you are young, esp. If you have a family history of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I have right nipple pain for 2 months. I woke one day with burning pain. It is sensitive to anything rubbing on it. Not pregnant. "Buds" look inflamme?

I have right nipple pain for 2 months. I woke one day with burning pain. It is sensitive to anything rubbing on it. Not pregnant. "Buds" look inflamme?

Infection: Possible infection. Cystic breast disease? Also could be sign of Paget"s or even possible cancer. If you have had symptoms for two months, you should get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a strong burning sensation in my nipples for the past week. I'm a 25yo female and recently started taking Lamotrigin & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

I've been experiencing a strong burning sensation in my nipples for the past week. I'm a 25yo female and recently started taking Lamotrigin & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Lamotrigine?: This is an unusual complaint with this type of meds. The one thing that lamotrigine can cause is hot flashes as well as chest pain. In a loose sense this might explain what you are describing. I would have a conversation with the doc that prescribed this and sees what the doc has to say.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 24, Female. Had itchy breasts/nipples for a few days. Erect nipples. Some tenderness & burning sensation on & off. Period not late yet. Help?!

I'm 24, Female. Had itchy breasts/nipples for a few days. Erect nipples. Some tenderness & burning sensation on & off. Period not late yet. Help?!

Not concerned yet: None of your symptoms are indicative that you're pregnant. Wait to see if your period comes as expected. If it doesn't, wait a week and take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Nipple burning sensation. First time, not from bra. Been a day now. Why? Both breast are sore since period is near. But one side is burning only.

Nipple burning sensation. First time, not from bra. Been a day now. Why? Both breast are sore since period is near. But one side is burning only.

Tender or red?: See your gyn. Is there any discharge? Could be mastitis, which is a bacterial infection and needs antibiotics. Do breast self exam...if lump, see gyn sooner than later. ...Read more

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Burning pain in breasts, around nipple spanning out to near armpits. Irritating to wear bras. On birth control pills. Help?

Burning pain in breasts, around nipple spanning out to near armpits. Irritating to wear bras. On birth control pills. Help?

Maybe bcps: If there was a recent change in your birth control that would be at the top of my list. Try using another form of bc and then report back to your prescriber. ...Read more

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Can anyone please clarify my doubt?, I am having sore nipples In left breast and burning sensation feel on outside of left breast. There is no discharge I am panic and feel worried

Can anyone please clarify my doubt?, I am having sore nipples In left breast and burning sensation feel on outside of left breast. There is no discharge I am panic and feel worried

Breast pain: One sided breast pain is generally due to mastitis, which is usually easily treated with antibiotics and warm compresses. Pain and burning is generally not associated with malignant conditions. If this persists after allowing heat or warm water to contact the breast, see your gyn provider. ...Read more

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All day today, I've been having breast pain in both of my breast. The pain is like a stabbing/burning sensation. It's mostly around the nipple or on it. They are also really sensitive to touch. I'm not pregnant, so I know that's not the reason. Do you kno

Recommend Dr eval.: I would see your OB-GYN or primary care doctor regarding this. It is definitely abnormal to be having stabbing/burning pain on or around your nipples unless there is an irritant (chemical or physical) that is causing it or there could be a problem underneath the skin layer causing the pain. It is hard to say without a more detailed history and exam however. I would not ignore it. ...Read more

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I've had a pain in my breast for two weeks that feels like a sore, burning pain under my nipple when I make certain movements. See doctor or wait?

I've had a pain in my breast for two weeks that feels like a sore, burning pain under my nipple when I make certain movements. See doctor or wait?

No mass?: If you cannot feel any swelling or mass in your breast, and it is just a pain, then I would probably wait until you've finished your next period, and if it's still there at that point, i'd see a doctor. If you feel a mass, or if there are any visible skin changes, see a doctor now. ...Read more

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What is chest burning pain?

? Reflux: When you take Ibuprofen and has chest pain or burning around lower chest, its usually due gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Due to excessive acid production. If you stop Ibuprofen and take anti acid treatment it should get better, if does not then you need to seek help. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...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