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Mammogram showed normal. Ultrasound normal. Fluctuating pain in breasts and right armpit. Sporadic sharp nipple pain on right. Advice please.

Mammogram showed normal.  Ultrasound normal.  Fluctuating pain in breasts and right armpit.  Sporadic sharp nipple pain on right.  Advice please.

No worries: It is unlikely that your symptoms are due to breast cancer or significant breast disease. If the symptoms persist, however, you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...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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Sharp nipple pain -super sensitive but no breast pain. Dark nipples-not aureoles. Negative pregnancy test. Medroxyprog. Side effect? Medroxy period 7days ago, only 4 days long after 2 months.

Sharp nipple pain -super sensitive but no breast pain. Dark nipples-not aureoles. Negative pregnancy test. Medroxyprog. Side effect? Medroxy period 7days ago, only 4 days long after 2 months.

May be physiologic: Your gynecologist can help clarify this. You may need more blood test and maybe even imaging help clarify the reason. This may be part of your physiology but would be good to check it out. ...Read more

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Palpitations & sharp left chest pain & random sharp left nipple stabbing pains. Pain- 2/3months, nipple pain - 1 month. Palpitations 4+ years help?

Palpitations & sharp left chest pain & random sharp left nipple stabbing pains.  Pain- 2/3months, nipple pain - 1 month. Palpitations 4+ years help?

Dysautonomia - MVP : You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Yellow/orange crusting in both nipples,pain in breasts & occasional sharp pain behind nipples.With Symptoms in both breasts; can Paget's be ruled out?

Yellow/orange crusting in both nipples,pain in breasts & occasional sharp pain behind nipples.With Symptoms in both breasts; can Paget's be ruled out?

Not likely Paget's: Paget's disease of the nipple arises from a deeper breast cancer extending up to the nipple surface, so often presents in just one breast. Very very unlikely to have sudden simultaneous development of breast cancer with Paget's disease in both breasts. You should see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What would sore nipples and sharp pain going through breast be?

What would sore nipples and sharp pain going through breast be?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Female; 21; sharp pain in nipples, not breasts just nipples. Also no period in 5 months? No pregnancy, not on birth control, not sexually active.

Female; 21; sharp pain in nipples, not breasts just nipples. Also no period in 5 months? No pregnancy, not on birth control, not sexually active.

See your doctor...: Your symptoms warrant an evaluation by your physician. They would confirm that you are not pregnant (if you have never been sexually active that is an obvious however, in your information you have pregnancy documented as "doesn't know" so it sounds like maybe you think it may be possible? In addition, hormone levels would likely be tested to see if underlying cause for cycle abnormalities. ...Read more

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Nipple pain, what does it mean?

Nipple pain: Usually this is hormonal as long as there is no breast mass. ...Read more

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What could cause left nipple pain in males?

What could cause left nipple pain in males?

Several things.: If enlarge and full, it could be too much estrogen, particularly if overweight. However, usually bilateral. I have wearing some inapproprate garments during mountain biking, giving me "friction" burn. This is stonger possibility. If it persists, see your doctor. A bandaid over the nipple should provide relief. I'm assuming no nipple rings! ...Read more

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I've got nipple pain and don't know what would it be?

Nipple pain: Some women experience pain of nipples when stressed or cold due to vasospasm (raynaud’s of the nipple). Allergies to deodorants, lotions ; soap can cause pain. Eczema or psoriasis can lead to nipple pain. When the nipple is engorged it can cause pain. Hormonal changes can cause (puberty, pms, period, pregnancy ; breast feeding). Thrush or bacterial infections can lead to pain. Friction against. ...Read more

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What to do if I have nipple pain and don't know what would it be?

What to do if I have nipple pain and don't know what would it be?

Breast exam : Please see your MD for a breast exam, possible initiation of biennial mammograms, BRCA screening, and full history/exam. Good luck. Is there a rash? Discharge? Dimpling? If you have dry or irritated skin on the nipple protect it from friction and apply a small amount of bacitracin at night to let it heal. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about left nipple pain and pain in the back of left chest ?

Do you think I should be worried about left nipple pain and pain in the back of left chest ?

Nipple pain: This must be evaluated by a physician. Breast disease and malignancy are of concern even in relatively young patients, male or female. And family history of breast cancer is of great importance in determining what is the 'next step'. ...Read more

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Work up with minor intermittent chest pain, right side to right of nipple. Pain comes and goes every 20-30 seconds. Has been going on for an hour.

Work up with minor intermittent chest pain, right side to right of nipple.  Pain comes and goes every 20-30 seconds. Has been going on for an hour.

Atypical chest pain: although quite short in duration this may be related to chest wall spasm or neuritis. I would suggestiot OTC antiinflammatory medicine and if not improved or worsening within 24-48 hours call your physician. This is not associated with shortness of breath?- If you have that then go to the ER. ...Read more

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Does nipple pain come and go in first trimester?

Yes: The rising Progesterone level due to pregnancy will cause an increase in nipple sensitivity and can cause some nipple pain. If there is discolored discharge from the nipple you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Breast and nipple pain? What should I do?

See your doctor: There are many reasons for breast and nipple pain. It is difficult to answer your question without a good history and physical. Please see your doctor. ...Read more