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What would cause sore nipples in a guy?

What would cause sore nipples in a guy?

Pubertal changes: Boys in early puberty often have some breast development and can have a small amount of breast tissue. This is called physiologic gynecomastia. They often have tender or sore nipples. ...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


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What does these symptoms mean sore nipples, feeling sick but don't throw up, missed period on april 26, and sleepy all the time?

What does these symptoms mean sore nipples, feeling sick but don't throw up, missed period on april 26, and sleepy all the time?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sore nipples?

What is the best treatment for sore nipples?

Sore nipples: If the sore nipples are not because you are nursing your baby. Please seek consultation from a physician who specializes in the treatment of breasts. In rare cases there could be an infection, or very rare a type of breast cancer. Please don't worry, i'm just giving answers if you are not actively breast feeding. If the other notable physicians remedies don't seem to help. Please reconsult. ...Read more

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I am a 77 year old female suffering from sore nipples. Cause? Cure? Thanks

I am a 77 year old female suffering from sore nipples. Cause? Cure? Thanks

Several causes.: Might be hormonal more than anything else. For something bad ( cancer) to happen and affect both nipples at the same time would be extremely unlikely. But an elevated prolactin can do this ( many medicines can do this, ie. Meclopropamide), and a low thyroid will also elevate prolactin levels. Finally, if you are using a new detergent for your bra, this might causes some reaction. ...Read more

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Sore nipples after I stopped taking the pill; is that normal?

Sore nipples after I stopped taking the pill; is that normal?

Stopping BC Pills: Yes it is normal.When you stop birth control pills you can feel like you are pregnat and it is common to have sore breasts and sore nipples. ...Read more

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What are reasons for sore nipples besides pregnancy?

What are  reasons for sore nipples besides pregnancy?

Increased estrogen: Many women have increased sensitivity or even soreness in the nipples as their estrogen levels increase during their menstrual cycle. Taking estrogen for menopause can also do this. Also, clothing rubbing on the breasts, a poorly fitting bra, or other stimulation can make the nipples sore.Try using nipple shields like nursing mothers use to help prevent continued irritation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get sore nipples when takin antibiotic?

Is it possible to get sore nipples when takin antibiotic?

NO: I can not think of any association between antibiotics and sore nipples. ...Read more

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What can cause really sore nipples?

Hormones: Hormones, such as progesterone, are the most common culprit. Pregnancy can cause as well. Birth control pills too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sore nipples?

What are the symptoms of sore nipples?

Pain: Your nipples will feel sore and sensitive to touch. ...Read more

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What would cause sore nipples in a guy?

Pubertal changes: Boys in early puberty often have some breast development and can have a small amount of breast tissue. This is called physiologic gynecomastia. They often have tender or sore nipples. ...Read more

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Nipple Irritation (Definition)

One's breasts may provide the first signs that she is pregnant. Women's breasts often get tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. ...Read more