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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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Anal sex, no pregnancy symptoms, normal period (6 days) but my nipple color changed dark pregnant? Or what?

Anal sex, no pregnancy symptoms, normal period (6 days) but my nipple color changed dark pregnant? Or what?

Take a test: If you have this question, there a test that can tell you that more accurately then any one can guess. ...Read more

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Pregnancy? Had tubes clipped 4 1/2 years ago. Think I may be having signs of pregnancy. Swollen breasts, nipple color changed, bloated, mood swings.

Pregnancy? Had tubes clipped 4 1/2 years ago. Think I may be having signs of pregnancy. Swollen breasts, nipple color changed, bloated, mood swings.

Possibly: This could be a dangerous type of pregnancy, and should be checked with your ob. If you aren't pregnant, then a work up for abnormal causes of hormonal fluctuations should be sought. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex over a week ago and had bleeding after that lasted 5 days. Now one of my nipples has begun to change color. Could I be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex over a week ago and had bleeding after that lasted 5 days. Now one of my nipples has begun to change color. Could I be pregnant?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to guess whether a woman is pregnant or not. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period, or after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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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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My nipples are inverted. Is this from genetics and can it be changed?

Depends: New or old? One side or both? Any new changes in the breast, nipples included, should be evaluated by a physician and you need to make sure you stay current with your screenings.
If it's not related to anything serious but bothers you enough, you may need surgery to fix it. Otherwise do like the beatles and "let it be". Make sure your doc sees it either way, though. ...Read more

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What causes nipple discoration? It becomes white, then change back to normal and it hurts. I'm only 17 years old??

What causes nipple discoration? It becomes white, then change back to normal and it hurts. I'm only 17 years old??

Normal: Hormonal changes will affect the color of the nipple
dietary changes could affect the breast tissue and become more painful
make sure you are not pregnant then if you are on BCP it could be part of the problem
take ibuprofen for pain
if problem persists see your doctor
good luck ...Read more

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My baby is 7w5d.she used to drink 4-5oz/3hr. I did change e bottle nipple to size 2.since 3days ago, she will only tk 2oz/4hr. Her body temp is normal.

My baby is 7w5d.she used to drink 4-5oz/3hr. I did change e bottle nipple to size 2.since 3days ago, she will only tk 2oz/4hr. Her body temp is normal.

Over feeding?: 2 -3oz is more than enough formula for a 2mo old baby, but 4-5oz is way too much for a baby this young. I suggest you discuss feeding amounts with your baby's doctor - much of this has to do with the baby's size, but clearly, 4-5 oz is not healthy, and should not be given at that volume until the baby is at least 3 or 4 months old. See your Pediatrician for more advice ...Read more

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How often should you change up your bottles and nipples?

How often should you change up your bottles and nipples?

As your baby grows: Newborns generally are most comfortable with a slow flow nipple, but as they get older a faster flow nipple may be better. You can keep using the same bottles, as long as there are no cracks in them. Wash with hot soapy water after each use and sterilize at least once a week if using regularly. ...Read more

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I have inverted nipples. Will they ever change for me and how do I get them to go erect?

I have inverted nipples. Will they ever change for me and how do I get them to go erect?

Inverted Nipples: 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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Can a girl's pink nipples change to brown around age 20 as a result of them being sucked on when she was a teen?

Can a girl's pink nipples change to brown around age 20 as a result of them being sucked on when she was a teen?

Skin and Aging: Nope. It is the changes of growing into young adulthood. It is not in any way related to sexual play years earlier. ...Read more

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What to do if I am only fifteen but I think I have inverted nipples. Will they stay like this or change as I get older?

Still developing.: It is typical for a young woman's breasts to be unequal in size/shape while developing (thelarche). Development for women is usually not complete until age 17, so over time one could expect change in the breasts characteristics, including the nipples. ...Read more

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When ovulating and your nipples change colors how long does it last? Like how many days are your nipples purplish looking

When ovulating and your nipples change colors how long does it last? Like how many days are your nipples purplish looking

Ovulation: A normal menstrual cycle lasts 28 days. In is standard to begin counting the menstrual on the first day of bleeding (period) - this is Day 1. Ovulation most commonly occurs on Day 14. Women tend to be more likely to get pregnant on Day 11 - Day 15. This must be adjusted of cycles are not exactly 28 days. The changes in a woman's breast during the menstrual cycle are very individual. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can PMS cause changes in breasts and nipples?

Help plz! Can PMS cause changes in breasts and nipples?

Yes: What PMS is caused from is progesterone. Progesterone causes the mood swings, bloating and breast engorgement that occurs with PMS. This is because progesterone levels are at their highest 7-10 days prior to your menses (period).

So Yes PMS is associated with these changes but Progesterone is the hormone to blame! ...Read more

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Hard nipple hurts only one weather change it stays hard

Do: Do not know if you are a man or a woman. If a woman, do not know if you are perimenopausal, post menopausal or if you are in the child bearing years. Don't know if you have had a child or if you have breast fed an infant. Do not know if this is a new change to the nipple or if it has always been this way. Will assume that there is no discharge or fever since it was not mentioned. One nipple could be harder or more tender if there was differential friction on the nipples. Clearly, you indicate that there is a difference between one nipple and the other. I do not know the cause. There could be an infection, a blocked milk duct, a non- malignant tumor or a malignant tumor or this might be related to hormones. If the nipple is hard to the touch, I would recommend that you be evaluated, to ensure that there is not a mass causing it to be hard. ...Read more

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What causes nipples to change colors and areolas to get veins showing up on them?

What causes nipples to change colors and areolas to get veins showing up on them?

Hormones: Female hormones are at work here! Estrogen stimulates breast and nipple development. Pregnancy hormones prepare the breasts for lactation. Oxytocin stimulates the release of breast milk from the glands into the ducts after childbirth. Darkening of the nipples and areola, as well as noticeable veins on the breasts, are common changes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Randomly nauseous. Painful pain on nipples. Terrible mood changes. Could I be pregnant?

Randomly nauseous. Painful pain on nipples. Terrible mood changes. Could I be pregnant?

Are you sexually: Active? If u have been sexually active, u could be pregnant. The most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period. The best way to know if you are pregnant is by taking a pregnancy test. The symptoms you report -- breast tenderness, nausea, & mood changes R also sxs associated w early pregnancy, but can have other medical causes. Call ur MD & take a pregnancy test, and work together on next steps! ...Read more

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Below areola there is a light brown line appearing with tiny hard patch of skin. The nipple has changed shape slightly. What could cause this?

Below areola there is a light brown line appearing with tiny hard patch of skin. The nipple has changed shape slightly. What could cause this?

See your OB/GYN: Changes is the way your breasts appear, even what you describe, should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I just got my nipple pierced a week ago, it doesn't hurt really anymore and I clean it regularly, I have noticed my areola has changed shape though?

Areola: Hmm, unless there was some minor inflammation that caused a "distortion" of the area, or you had a ring that was heavy and pulled the skin causing a change, the areola really should not get affected. If this does not go back to normal, see your Doc for an evaluation. Best wishes ...Read more

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Do I have to remove my piercings for a laparoscopy? I got my nipples done yesterday, would I have to use a retainer? I'm not sure if I can change them

Do I have to remove my piercings for a laparoscopy? I got my nipples done yesterday, would I have to use a retainer? I'm not sure if I can change them

Maybe: If they are metal, and the surgeon needs to use a monopolar energy source, it will put you at risk to get burned at the location of the metal. Discuss this with the nurse, and surgeon when you get to the hospital, and they will let you know before your procedure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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