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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Protruding Nipples (Overview)

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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Have protruding nipples. Any suggestions to stop the looks?

Have protruding nipples. Any suggestions to stop the looks?

Bra inserts: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Protruding Nipples (Overview)

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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What do sore breasts and sore protruding nipples mean?

What do sore breasts and sore protruding nipples mean?

Many things: This could mean a variety of things including hormonal stimulation that occurs with pregnancy, menses, hormonal supplementation or endocrinologic disturbances. ...Read more

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Have protruding nipples. Any suggestions to stop the looks?

Bra inserts: 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. ...Read more

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Protruding nipples = ready for sex?

Not necessarily: 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. ...Read more

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Meaning of protruding nipples in early pregnancy?

Meaning of protruding nipples in early pregnancy?

Hormones: 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. ...Read more

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What do sore breasts and sore protruding nipples mean?

Many things: This could mean a variety of things including hormonal stimulation that occurs with pregnancy, menses, hormonal supplementation or endocrinologic disturbances. ...Read more

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What do sore breasts and protruding nipples mean?

Cold Temperature : 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. ...Read more

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My nipple has a protruding areola?

My nipple has a protruding areola?

Get a check: 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! ...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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