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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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I have something on my nipple that has cause swelling and pain in my entire left breast. I also have 13 year old implants which this one is very hard?

I have something on my nipple that has cause swelling and pain in my entire left breast. I also have 13 year old implants which this one is very hard?

Infection?: It sounds like there may be an infection or abscess. I would all and make an appointment to be evaluated and possible antibiotics, ASAP. ...Read more

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One of my nipples is drooping slightly, I had scans about a year ago and it was all fine, should I be worried?

One of my nipples is drooping slightly, I had scans about a year ago and it was all fine, should I be worried?

Examination: It is very important to get examined if this is a new finding. Some women have a slight difference between two breasts but it sounds like that you just happened to notice it. ...Read more

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For past 1 one year, I feel my right chest beat faster and mild discomfort near nipple area. Which test to take to rule out serious condition?

For past 1 one year, I feel my right chest beat faster and mild discomfort near nipple area. Which test to take to rule out serious condition?

There's not enough: Info in your submission to answer your question. However, even tho you don't live in the U.S., you can get valuable advice and information via a live or in-box consult through HealthTap. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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One day last year it was cold and I was out with a wet shirt and my left nipple hurted. Now it kinda hurts when ipress on it but nothing looks bad.?

Gynecomastia: It's very unlikely that your now painful nipple is related to what happened a year ago. Instead, it may represent early or mild gynecomastia or male breast development which is often due to excess estrogen from belly fat. Go see your family doc to be sure it's nothing worse, like an infection, to confirm your diagnosis, and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have started feeling growth under my right nipple for the last one and half year when toucvhed it pains sharpely. There is no oain wothout touching

I have started feeling growth under my right nipple for the last one and half year when toucvhed it pains sharpely. There is no oain wothout touching

MALE OR FEMALE?: Males can convert testosterone to estrogen, especially if they have stored fat. This estrogen can stimulate the male breast to hypertrophy state with pain. Females can have blocked ducts, cysts, tumors and over stimulation with especially during puberty. ...Read more

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My six year old is complaining of pain in both her nipples. They seem to have hard lump underneath. Is this normal?

My six year old is complaining of pain in both her nipples. They seem to have hard lump underneath. Is this normal?

Endocrinologist: It sounds like our six year old could be having premature development does she have any other signs of prematurity such as enlargement of vulva, pubic or axillary hair my advice is to see a pediatric endocrinologist who will better evaluate test and eventually treat the child this important because this could become quite serious. ...Read more

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My 3 year old boy has a white hard spot exactly in the middle of his nipple, what to do?

Inclusion cyst: This is probably a small inclusion cyst of keratin cells the structural component of skin and nails. These are usually congenital and rarely traumatic. If there is no pain or discomfort then there is no need for treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old boy and my nipple has swollen and a small hard thing has grown under it, can anyone help?

I'm a 16 year old boy and my nipple has swollen and a small hard thing has grown under it, can anyone help?

Transient change: About a half of males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at the onset of puberty. Normally it will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. Less often it can persist over 3 years and surgery may be needed for cosmetic improvement. Carrying around extra weight can aggravate the issue as fat can masquerade as breast tissue. ...Read more

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One of my 13 year old daughter's nipples is sort of crusty looking and will have cracks in it. Sometimes the skin will peel off.

One of my 13 year old daughter's nipples is sort of crusty looking and will have cracks in it. Sometimes the skin will peel off.

Nipple chafing: The condition is easily treated by applying an anti-chafing balm, petroleum jelly, or neosporin/bacitracin ointment to the nipple. Friction may be the primary cause against clothing. ...Read more

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32 year old female, rash on one nipple, worried it might be cancer?

32 year old female, rash on one nipple, worried it might be cancer?

Biopsy: Often a skin biopsy is indicated to tell if the condition is benign or if it is cancerous. See a doctor for an evaluation and examination to see what may be indicated for your condition. ...Read more

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I have a hard dime sized bump on my boob, near the nipple. I am a 13 year old. What can it be?

I have a hard dime sized bump on my boob, near the nipple. I am a 13 year old. What can it be?

Ductular development: Likely this is swelling from one of your mammary glands. You are developing and that would be a likely possibility. Is it tender? Could be an abscess or some type of infection. If it is a dime size probably worth having your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Hey I am a 21 year old girl. I have a huge issue with my boobs. One is very much fuller, and my nipple is even bigger? What is wrong with me!

Hey I am a 21 year old girl. I have a huge issue with my boobs. One is very much fuller, and my nipple is even bigger? What is wrong with me!

Unequal breasts: It is not uncommon to have disparity in size of breasts. As long as you have no other issues and you feel no lumps in your breasts or you have no redness or tenderness over your bigger breast, it should be okay. You should be doing monthly self breast exams, if not you should start now. You should see your doctor to get an exam and get taught about self breast exam. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 19 year old man and my nipples seem to be swollen. One is bigger than the other. But it is really embarresing. I googled gynecomastia. Could it be that?

Hi, I am a 19 year old man and my nipples seem to be swollen. One is bigger than the other. But it is really embarresing. I googled gynecomastia. Could it be that?

Puffy nipples: One variation of gynecomastia is puffy nipples. This is caused by excess tissue localized beneath the areola. Gynecomastia reduction surgery can remove this excess tissue and provide a smoother profile. More info here: http://www. Drmele. Com/sanfrancisco-gynecomastia. Html. ...Read more

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If a 16-year-old man has a hard lump inside his nipple does that mean he has cancer?

If a 16-year-old man has a hard lump inside his nipple does that mean he has cancer?

Not necessarily: Hormonal changes in this age group can cause gynecomastia which is swelling of breast tissue. See your doctor for an examination to confirm. ...Read more

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Hi im 40 year old male. I have a hard lump behind my right nipples and its very sore and stings. What could it be please?

Hi im 40 year old male. I have a hard lump behind my right nipples and its very sore and stings. What could it be please?

Many things: Cyst, abscess, but men can get breast cancer also and it is more of a concern and I would recommend getting it looked at as soon as you can. ...Read more

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A year and a half after breastfeeding I find a white hard painfull lump on my nipple right on the end. I sqeezed it and lots pus came out? Help!

Call your PCP: It is apparent you have an abscess on your nipple & may need additional prescription medications. Placing a heating pad against your breast & allowing the material to drain can help in the interim. Your pcp may want to determine the extent of the problem & provide specific rx. I don't think an er visit would be worth your time but would get this taken care of soon. ...Read more

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Hi, 20 year old female, yellow crusty discharge from one nipple, its also itchy and the nipple is dry and cracked.?

Hi, 20 year old female, yellow crusty discharge from one nipple, its also itchy and the nipple is dry and cracked.?

Areolar rash: Studies show eczema can occur in this area, however the yellow crusty discharge gives me concern for impetiginization of likely eczema/atopic dermatitis in your nipple area. Please see MD. Likely treatment will be a steroid cream and topical antibiotic. If there is nipple inversion, mass or lump underneath the discharge you may need to rule out other conditions with a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Very very very sore nipples for almost 2 weeks. Sticking out. I've had the mirena IUD for one year now. What can it be?

Very very very sore nipples for almost 2 weeks. Sticking out. I've had the mirena IUD for one year now. What can it be?

Not to: Alarm but these IUD's have a very small but nonetheless present FAILURE rate!
Get a Pregnancy test just as a PRECAUTION and remmber that your IUD does not affect your own hormone levels and an increase in estrogen can affect your breasts.
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has been telling me that that the lump under her nipples (the one you get from breast development) has been very sensitive.

My 11 year old daughter has been telling me that that the lump under her nipples (the one you get from breast development) has been very sensitive.

Normal tissue: Thelarche is the term used for the emergence of breast tissue in the beginning stages of puberty. A spongy bit of true breast tissue is located directly under the nipple on one or both sides. It can be tender to touch & one side may emerge before the other. I see 3-5 /yr come to my office for the same question.Menses is expected to follow in 2.5-3yrs. ...Read more

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I came off implanon after 1yr, 1month ago, didn't bleed for the year. My nipples became sensitive/hard last week. I'm not pregnant! Is it Hormone imbalance?

I came off implanon after 1yr, 1month ago, didn't bleed for the year. My nipples became sensitive/hard last week. I'm not pregnant! Is it Hormone imbalance?

Yes.: You are not ovulating and have "secondary amenorhhea"
.You need to have a period and who is the best to help you/ You ob/gyn and yes it is a hotmone imbalance ...Read more

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Hii...im 20 yr old....masturbating since one year....is it normal to have nipple tenderness after masturbation? And how frequent can girl masturbate?

What's good 4 gander: What's good for gander is good for goose. So whether you're male or female, feel free to do whatever you want as often as you want while in privacy of your own home as long as your activities don't impact upon your relationship w/your family, friends & work. As for nipple tenderness, it depends upon what you were doing. . . but yes, you can notice increase sensitivity. ...Read more

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10.5 year old daughter complains of pain in left nipple area. She found a pea sized hard lump. Other breast normal. Breast buds? Please advise!

10.5 year old daughter complains of pain in left nipple area. She found a pea sized hard lump. Other breast normal. Breast buds? Please advise!

Thelarche: Thelarche is the onset of secondary breast development, usually occurring at the beginning of puberty in girls. Thelarche is usually noticed as a firm, tender lump directly under the center of the nipple (papilla and areola). Thelarche is also referred to as a "breast bud", or your doctor may refer to tanner stage 2. ...Read more

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I've been having problem with my period since stopping Depo-Provera 1+year so now im taking bc to get a period but it has my breast hard &dark nipples y is dat?

I've been having problem with my period since stopping Depo-Provera 1+year so now im taking bc to get a period but it has my breast hard &dark nipples y is dat?

? hormones: This could be related to hormonal changes and levels that are occurring as you go from one form of contraception to another. Now that you are on OCP's, monitor the changes and you may need to see a doctor. Good health. ...Read more

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Hi, my 15 year old daughter is complaining of nipple pain. She said they feel bruised when she touches them. Her breasts are fine, it's just the nipples and the right one is quite erect. She is not pregnant or sexually active but she does masturbate. What

Hi, my 15 year old daughter is complaining of nipple pain. She said they feel bruised when she touches them. Her breasts are fine, it's just the nipples and the right one is quite erect. She is not pregnant or sexually active but she does masturbate. What

Bra issue maybe: Even though she denies sexual activity, check a pregnancy test. Nipple erection is relatively common in young women. A sore nipple often times is a sign of a poorly fitted bra as well. Take her to a good lingerie shop and have a bra specialist confirm she is wearing the right size. Young women who are active have this problem commonly. The rubbing exacerbates the nipple erection too. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm a 25 year old mother of one. I started implanon birth control about 6 months ago, 2 days shy of a week (full 7 days) I've been having some nipple discomfort. No discharge, just really sore. It started as both nipples now it's the left nipple.

Nipple pain: Nexplanon is a Progesterone only method so breast and nipple pain is not a side effect. There are a variety of over the counter nipple creams at any pharmacy since this is a common complaint in post partum women. If this does not solve the problem schedule a visit with your obgyn for an examination ...Read more