protruding nipples

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Most women's breasts have nipples that stick out (protrude) slightly at rest and become erect when stimulated, as with cold. During pregnancy, the nipple and the pigmented area around it (areola) thicken in preparation for breastfeeding. Little glands (Montgomery glands) on the areola become more noticeable. They contain a lubricant to keep the nipple and areola from drying, cracking, or becoming infected.

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Dr. Alexander Nein answered:

Protruding nipples = ready for sex?

Not necessarily

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There can be any number of reasons that nipples can become firm and erect (protruding). Sexual arousal is of course one reason but not the only one.
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What do sore breasts and protruding nipples mean?

Cold Temperature

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Breasts are modified sweat glands and respond to parasympathetic (PS) impulses. The PS system controls temperature, sweat gland secretions (sweaty palms when you're nervous, etc) and arousal response (protruding nipples and sensitive breasts).. Breasts are most sensitive while lactating (breast feeding) and menstruation.
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Dr. Andres Sarraga answered:

Meaning of protruding nipples in early pregnancy?

Hormones

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When you're pregnant the hormones progesterone and estrogen go up, your breast gland will swell as well as the tissue and the nipple. This will cause protruding nipples. This is completely normal.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

What do sore breasts and sore protruding nipples mean?

Many things

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This could mean a variety of things including hormonal stimulation that occurs with pregnancy, menses, hormonal supplementation or endocrinologic disturbances.
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Have protruding nipples. any suggestions to stop the looks?

Bra inserts

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There are inserts that can be placed in your bra to hide prominent nipples. Some padded bras work nicely as well. There are a few bras that have these inserts built in.
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My daughter has large protruding nipples. any suggestions to stop stares?

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You can actually do a nipple reduction, minor procedure.
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I was wondering are protruding and painful nipples a symptom of pregnancy?

It can be, but it is

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not diagnostic for pregnancy. So take a pregnancy test is your period is late.
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Will my nipples remain protruding and sore throughout my preganancy?

Yes

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Unfortunately the answer is yes. The hormones of pregnancy make your nipples more sensitive and more prominent in preparation for breastfeeding
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Dr. Jane Van Dis answered:

My nipple has a protruding areola?

Get a check

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A protruding area could be a growth under the areola. At your age this could be cause for concern thus I suggest that you see your doctor for a clinical breast exam to make sure it's not a growth. Good luck!
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Dr. Zahid Niazi answered:

My nipples are extremely sore and very protruding. Am I pregnant?

Pregnancy test

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Nipple protrusion is not linked with pregnancy. Do a home pregnancy test if you are concerned about being pregnant & See your PCP or OB/GYN.
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