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Vasospasm: This could be a sign of vasospasm, which is when your blood vessels constrict and restrict blood flow to the area. To help with this keep your whole body warm and breasfeed in a warm place. As soon as a vasospasm occurs, interrupt pumping or feeding and warm your nipples for 10min with a warm cloth. Avoiding caffeine and smoking can help. ...Read more
The tips of my nipples turned white all of a sudden and have stayed that way for a couple days now. Is that normal?
? hormonal changes: There has been reported cases of hormonal fluctuations causing skin color changes, even on the nipples. At times, this can be seen in pregnancy too. Have a check up at your Dr.'s office if they stay white. If breast feeding, thrush in the baby to the nipple, ....may cause your nipples to look white too. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi, change of nipple color is not specific for pregnancy, if you are concerned for pregnancy please do a pregnancy test.
Be well. ...Read more
My breasts have been really sore and my nipples turned white about 2 weeks ago. Why would this be happening?
Dermatologist: If you feel there is a dramatic change in nipple color then schedule a visit with a dermatologist. There are certain pigmentation disorders that can cause this. ...Read more
My breasts turned darker, my nipples turned red, and my areola is cracking. NOT PREGNANT. What is the cause of this and should I be worried?
See your MD: You are young and both breasts are affected. This speaks against anything malignant, and I am guessing more hormonal at this point. I recommend though that you see an MD for an exam! ...Read more
Ttc, is it normal to have no pregnancy symptoms b4 missed period. Period due after 2 days. Just felt like vomiting 2-3 times. Nipples turned light brown?
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
My nipples have turned puffy over the past month, they never used to be and I am really unhappy with them. Is this just puberty? Will they go away?
Things to look for: Yes, it likely will get better over a couple weeks. Things to look for that might indicate a more serious problem such as infection are: redness, warmth, worsening pain, discharge, skin retraction, or a mass. You should have a doctor examine you if you notice these things. ...Read more
Okay. I'm 17 years old, and one of my nipple tips turned white, when I noticed it, it went away. What could this be?
Nipple: Turning white and then going away is unclear. If it happens again get in and see your doctor. ...Read more
Since becoming pregnant, my nipples have turned much darker. Will this keep me from breastfeeding? Is this normal?
This is normal: Darkening of the nipples and surrounding area called the areola is completely normal in pregnancy. A dark line (the linea nigra) may also appear down the middle of the belly. The color change in pregnancy is more dramatic in darker skinned people. This is all normal and will not affect breastfeeding in any way. ...Read more
I have just noticed my right nipple has turned purple. I had breast cancer last year in my left breast. Should I be concerned?
Its 12 day after 5 day transfer, 1st icsi. Pain in stomach n cant sit easily on chair. Secondly nipples have turned black, vaginal dscharge, mouth watry?
Strange: All of those are very strange. You should by now know if you are pregnant or not and that may explain some things. ...Read more
Persistent itch located on jaw line neck and chest mainly nipple and turned white. No rash. Tried lotion, oils, gold bond, anti itch. No Relief 4mth.
Rashes: Rashes are generally impossible to diagnose over the computer. Since you have tried so many things without relief, it's time to see the dr. To get it examined and properly diagnosed so the best treatment can hopefully occur. Good luck. ...Read more
After sex had plan be, regular periods, negative pregnancy test, but nipples have turned darker and I spot white clots, am I pregnant?
Not likely: Your nipple may have turned darker due to the hormone treatment and/or part of your growing up. If you intend to be sexually active, please use contraception regularly rather than relying on plan b. If you have any doubt about being pregnant, do a home pregnancy test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the package carefully. ...Read more
Look up Raynaud's: Phenomenon of the nipples. Keep them warm. Not worrisome, just a pain. ...Read more
There was a white spot on her nipple and it turned black/blue (also have herpes) is this worrying?
Yes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Thought I receive my menstral cuz its due and I was cramping with tender nipples but it turned out to be spotting, what is the cause of this?
I had a bruise on the side of my nipple which has now turned into a spot which won't go away and produced pus and I can now see a hole once pus gone?
Skin infections: Pus on the skin is usually the symptom of a skin infection. When red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more
Tied skin tag on nipple w/floss, it turned whitish at end, now clear at end and looks like clear fluid at end. This normal or ok? Will it go away?
Skin tag tied off: While I don't condone home treatment of even the most benign of skin lesions, it appears you killed off much of the achrocordon as its called and it should gradually shrivel up and shrink away. If it doesn't, or it becomes painful, red, and irritated, you should seek a dermatologist for definitive treatment. ...Read more
Clear discharge & sometimes inverted only left nipple...Breast cancer? Just turned 20 & don't think im pregnant
Probably not!: Clear discharge is common, and if your nipple is only inverted some of the time, that's probably just how you are built. However, anything unusual that occurs only in one breast is worth getting checked. There is a myth that women your age don't get breast cancer. It's less common, but it does happen. See a doctor for a breast exam as a first step. ...Read more
Why do my nipples get erect on and off throughout the day? Not turned on when it happens. Normal?
Likely nothing BUT: Erection of the nipples is accomplished mainly through sexual contact, other tactile stimulation, sudden unexpected pain, & sudden temperature changes to cold. Perhaps, clothing's rubbing the nipples or the bra may be too tight or not tight enough. If this is new & it's bothering then, you should look into it. Oxytocin initiates nipple erection while prolactin maintains sensitivity. Head imaging? ...Read more
My son recently turned 14, for several months now I've noticed his nipples getting large. They are so large now that I'm concerned. What should I do?
Because...: Human babies are mammals, and so babies have nipples. Some grow up to be women with breasts and nipples. Others grow up to be men with nipples (and sometimes a little bit of breast tissue under the nipple). In other words, "that's just the way you're made". It also means men can get breast cancer on rare occasions. ...Read more