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Can cause problems !: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gynecomastia?: If you're a male with gynecomastia, get with a surgeon; removing the extra tissue is easily done in the office and is less troublesome than simple dental work. If you're a man or woman whose nipples simply are prominent but not otherwise abnormal, and it bugs you, a pair of band-aids or rash guards or a thicker t-shirt would be in order. ...Read more
Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs are hairs that do not release their secretions or follicle through the skin properly and become infected. You may consider regular cleaning of this area up to twice a day if needed. Allowing the hair to grow out may also help avoid possible infection at the site. ...Read more
Good bra: I do not have personal experience. Many bras have extra padding in the nipple area to prevent the nipples from showing through clothing. I recommend you go to a specialty bra store and get fitted for the proper fitting bra. You should be fitted for a bra every 1-2 years. A good fitting bra with help from a certified fitter, will solve your problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful white bump on nipple..Been there a while.....Changes size.....I've never had children....What is it? How to get rid and prevent?
Lumps and Bumps: Good afternoon. This sounds like a benign scarring process called a sebaceous cyst. This is an oil and dried pus filled lesion usually causing a non-acute lump under the skin. Sometimes these cysts can become infected or continue to grow. Your health care provider or a skin specialist can teach you how to get rid of them or to have them surgically removed. This would be an 'in-office' process. ...Read more
I have very visible blue veins on my breasts and nipples since having my last child 6 years ago. Surgery or prevention tips?
Wait and watch: If the veins are not causing any symptoms and are not a cosmetic issue for any one other than yourself or your partner, it would be prudent to leave these alone. Treating such an issue is likely to be more trouble that it may be worth. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have two very small keloids. They came from getting my ears pierced at age 12. Now 21 what are the chances of me getting a keloid after a nipple piercing? And how can I prevent one form forming?
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