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Doctor insights on: Occasional Nipple Symptoms

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Are lumps behind a man's nipple symptom of gynecomastia or cancer?

Are lumps behind a man's nipple symptom of gynecomastia or cancer?

Yes: They can be either. It requires physical examination by a physician, possible mammography and/or ultrasound, and in some cases, biopsy, in order to determine whether a lump in a male breast is cancer or gynecomastia. ...Read more

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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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Yellow/orange crusting in both nipples,pain in breasts & occasional sharp pain behind nipples.With Symptoms in both breasts; can Paget's be ruled out?

Yellow/orange crusting in both nipples,pain in breasts & occasional sharp pain behind nipples.With Symptoms in both breasts; can Paget's be ruled out?

Not likely Paget's: Paget's disease of the nipple arises from a deeper breast cancer extending up to the nipple surface, so often presents in just one breast. Very very unlikely to have sudden simultaneous development of breast cancer with Paget's disease in both breasts. You should see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple?

What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple?

Scaling: Pagets disease of the nipple can be a sign of underlying breast cancer. Early signs are dryness, scaling and itching. The severity of the rash increases with the severity of the underlying disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having inverted nipples for females?

Nipple inversion: The nipples fall below the level of your areola in the center. There is no projection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple on a male?

What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple on a male?

Redness: The symptoms of paget's disease in the male are similar to that in a female. These include nipple skin redness, mild skin scaling and possibly flaking. Most patients that have paget's disease have underlying breast cancer however only 1% of breast cancer is found in men. About half of patients can have a underlying mass that can be felt. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain in my nipples and am producing milk occasionally?

Why do I have sharp pain in my nipples and am producing milk occasionally?

Nipple pain: Could be as simple as mastitis or could be somthing more significant. Abnormal nipple discharge should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I am a 28 yr old woman, have been experiencing an inverted nipple occasionally, now more frequent. Just one and it will become normal when palpated?

See Dr. because ...: There are many causes for inverted nipple; most causes are normal or benign: Normal Nipple Variation from Birth, Breastfeeding, Trauma, Breast Sagging, Major Weight Loss. Some causes are more serious: Breast Cancer, infection/abscess, or inflammation. Therefore, unless you have one of the first 5 causes, you should see your physician who may want to do some additional studies. ...Read more