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I am male & lately experiencing pain & discomfort in both nipples. They are raised and painful when I touch them or if they rub against my shirt?

I am male & lately experiencing pain & discomfort in both nipples. They are raised and painful when I touch them or if they rub against my shirt?

Chaffing?: Does this occur after exercising/running? sometimes nipples if erect can rub on the inside of the shirt and cause some chaffing. If you're not having discharge, you can try using vaseline on the nipples to help avoid this problem ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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One tiny pin-sized raised Brown mark near nipple I haven't seen before. Should I be concerned?

Monitor: Monitor the bump, if there is any increase in size, irregular coloration, pain, discharge it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My mole has changed from flat to looking like a small nipple, raised 3mm. My dr. Said not to worry, but it`s been fine for 20 yrs and now has changed?

Changes?: One rule that I personally use; if a skin lesion really concerns a patient and they are worried about, I biopsy it. ...Read more

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I have noticed a horizontal straight white line on my left nipple. I am female. It doesn't hurt or does not feel raised. What would cause this?

nipple skin changes: I highly recommend that you let your primary care physician or your OBGYN specialists evaluate this can change in the nipple. This may be benign or it could be a harbinger of something more important. ...Read more

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I have a silver dollar size round red mark that just appeared 2 months ago. Now it has a red raised type nipple in the center. What is it? Could I be 

Vascular?: This needs to be seen and possibly biopsied, the description is inadequate. It is best not to delay since it is changing and may be abnormal. ...Read more

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2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. Concern??

2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. Concern??

Skin blotches: Diagnosing skin lesions over the computer is basically impossible. At 32 yo it is probably a benign rash or treatable topical dermatological condition, however, you can never be too safe, so see the Doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis so the best treatment can occur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Over the past few days, I have had a hot, shooting pain in my left breast and have noticed a noticeably raised blue vein that goes from the top of my breast to the top of my nipple; this seems to be the source of the pain. Should I be worried?

Over the past few days, I have had a hot, shooting pain in my left breast and have noticed a noticeably raised blue vein that goes from the top of my breast to the top of my nipple; this seems to be the source of the pain. Should I be worried?

See Primary Care: With such a noticeable change on the surface of your breast, you should see your primary care as soon as feasible for evaluation. The body has a very good at telling us that something is wrong. The worst thing that many of us do is ignore the signs. That being said, more than likely, this is a benign process, but deserves attention. ...Read more

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I happened to look at my breasts while arms were raised over my head. On my right breast, I noticed a very slight intention to the right of my nipple.

I happened to look at my breasts while arms were raised over my head. On my right breast, I noticed a very slight intention to the right of my nipple.

Get it checked: It is very hard to say what it could be from your description of intention. If you are concerned about it. Get it checked by your doctor. It may be nothing serious at all. But there is no harm to get it checked ...Read more

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Itchy rash on breast started off as one pink raised blotch/patch above right nipples, spread to other breast w/medium sized spots now spread everywhere?

Itchy rash on breast started off as one pink raised blotch/patch above right nipples, spread to other breast w/medium sized spots now spread everywhere?

You need eval.: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I have lumps on my breast. They are raised, swollen, very itchy and look like orange peel. Is it hives? 1 on my nipple but I have 3 other smaller ones.

I have lumps on my breast. They are raised, swollen, very itchy and look like orange peel. Is it hives? 1 on my nipple but I have 3 other smaller ones.

Get evaluated: You need to have this checked. It may just be some inflammation at your age, but we never take any chances with breast abnormalities. ...Read more

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I'm a young female who has a darkish colored area in the middle of my chest. It's raised and embarrassing. I've tried what I know. Please help!?

I'm a young female who has a darkish colored area in the middle of my chest. It's raised and embarrassing. I've tried what I know. Please help!?

Hard to say.: Will need a better description or photo to be able to guess at that. How big, how dark, what is the surface like, how long has it been there, etc. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my chest that are small raised and are light to dark brown. They don't itch but have appeared over time. What is this?

I have small bumps on my chest that are small raised and are light to dark brown. They don't itch but have appeared over time. What is this?

See a doctor: It could be anything without a pictures or a better description we could give a hundred of possibilities, as long as the dark spot is not changing colors and is not getting bigger, and is does not have irregular border you are ok, if it does see a doctor for proper evaluation, and better diagnosis, and a definite treatment. ...Read more

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I have a raised brown spot on chest. Not sure what it is. It appeared years ago after being out in the sun. However, it does not itch, need, or discol?

I have a raised brown spot on chest. Not sure what it is. It appeared years ago after being out in the sun. However, it does not itch, need, or discol?

A mole: You likely have seborrheic keratosis or brown warts or papillomas. These are generally benign and require no treatment, unless they start changing on you! Make sure to get it looked at by your GP on your next annual physical. Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband has a rash on his chest and back. It is raised and doesn't itch or irritate him in any way. What could this be?

My husband has a rash on his chest and back. It is raised and doesn't itch or irritate him in any way. What could this be?

Dermatology: Uanable to diagnose online- see a dermatologist for examination and treatment. If you have photo-documentation, this might be helpful to this panel ...Read more

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I have a cluster of orange tan frekles about an inch wide each. They are raised above skin level and are on my chest. They are not painful.?

I have a cluster of orange tan frekles about an inch wide each. They are raised above skin level and are on my chest. They are not painful.?

Freckles: Freckles are not raised. Your physician or dermatologist can evaluate this cluster for you for diagnosis. Without inspecting them a physician cannot make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red blotches on neck and chest not itchy or raised. What could it be?

Red blotches on neck and chest not itchy or raised. What could it be?

Possible causes: Are stress anxiety, allergies, body heat, acne. Inflammatory disorder or they could be signs of an illness that needs medical attention. ...Read more

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Son has blotchy patches on chest, sides, neck, and shoulders. Slightly raised, not itchy. Has had 1 yr.?

Son has blotchy patches on chest, sides, neck, and shoulders. Slightly raised, not itchy. Has had 1 yr.?

See doctor: Realistically you need to take him to a doctor or skin specialist to be examined. There are numerous possibilities. Eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection for example. ...Read more

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I have a small flat slightly raised cyst under my skin on my upper chest. The Dr said it was deep what could it be?

I have a small flat slightly raised cyst under my skin on my upper chest. The Dr said it was deep what could it be?

Cysts: The 2 types of simple cysts would be sebaceous cyst (wen) and inclusion cyst. Both are benign but aren't usually very deep as opposed to certain malignant skin lesions. In my opinion, a dermatologist or general surgeon would be best to evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more

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I have little red dots all over my chest area. They are red and it isn't a rash. Some are raised. But not in a cluster, they don't itch

I have little red dots all over my chest area. They are red and it isn't a rash. Some are raised. But not in a cluster, they don't itch

Skin lesions: Sorry, really can't diagnose this without visualizing and a history. Consider assessment by your primary care provider or a dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Asymmetric chest, left ribs raised rel. To sternum, creating ~0.5in edge. Can it progress? Seems more pronounced last 6mo, with occasional pain.

Asymmetric chest, left ribs raised rel. To sternum, creating ~0.5in edge. Can it progress? Seems more pronounced last 6mo, with occasional pain.

Asymetric chest: Seek medical attention this week, especially if the asymetry has not been there all your life. Get a chest xray/chest CT and make sure you do not have a lung, chest wall or lymph node lesion. ...Read more

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My dad has a raised dry patch on his arm about the size of a dime. It's pinkish. He has one on his chest also and they've been there quite a while.

My dad has a raised dry patch on his arm about the size of a dime. It's pinkish. He has one on his chest also and they've been there quite a while.

Needs to be checked: skin lesions need to be checked - especially if changing or growing, but if unsure - I would advise to see Dermatologist for a thorough evaluation. ...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