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Nipples are a bit sore and are sticking out more even thought they are normally flat, could this be a sign of early pregnancy?

Nipples are a bit sore and are sticking out more even thought they are normally flat, could this be a sign of early pregnancy?

Guessing in Medicine: There is no concrete history here to comment on. Any advice would be based purely on guessing. When was your last period? Have you missed a period? Where you sexually active during the days of your fertility period? Are you on birth control? ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Will my nipples remain protruding and sore throughout my preganancy?

Yes: Unfortunately the answer is yes. The hormones of pregnancy make your nipples more sensitive and more prominent in preparation for breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What are the causes for darker nipples other than pregnancy ?

See below: Pregnancy hormones cause increase pigmentation throughout the body. Example, if you have melasma (dark spots on face), they will get worse. Nipples will get darker. ...Read more

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What does nipples look like in early pregnancy ?

Bigger,brighter, etc: The areola (the darker circle around the nipples) becomes more prominent, and larger. The nipples increase in size in preparation for their natural function, breast feeding. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can scabby nipples be a sign of pregnancy ?

Not necessarily: While your skin may change in pregnancy and the nipples also change there are other things you need to look out for. The nipple can get injured and the nipple skin can dry out. But I would have the area evaluated to make sure its not paget's of the nipple unless it is resolving on its own. Also a urine pregnancy test is easily found in stores ...Read more

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If you have hard nipples can it be a sign of pregnancy?

If you have hard nipples can it be a sign of pregnancy?

Test: A positive pregnancy test is the best sign of pregnancy, along with a missed period. If you're worried take a home pregnancy test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was wondering are protruding and painful nipples a symptom of pregnancy?

I was wondering are protruding and painful nipples a symptom of pregnancy?

It can be, but it is: Not diagnostic for pregnancy. So take a pregnancy test is your period is late. ...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