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I notice an accessory nipple in my 7 day baby boy. Need help to understand what could be the possible reason and will it create any issue in future?

I notice an accessory nipple in my 7 day baby boy. Need help to understand what could be the possible reason and will it create any issue in future?

NO: It is not uncommon to see accessory nipple(s) along the milk line extending from umbilicus to normal nipple in both boys and girls , embryological vestigial structures . Don't worry as they grow barely visible ...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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Could I have a supernumerary nipple removed while pregnant?

Could I have a supernumerary nipple removed while pregnant?

The answer is yes: But it must be performed under local anesthesia. It is dangerous to the developing fetus to undergo either general anesthesia or conscious sedation. Preferably, if you could wait until after the pregnancy, the surgery to remove the accessory nipple would be more comfortable, given that conscious sedation could be safely employed. ...Read more

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Is supernumerary nipple genetic or random? How common is it?

Common: 1/18 males and 1/50 females is the reported incidence. Familial forms exist although rare. Most seems random. There is an association between "triple nipple" and urogenital abnormalities so that it is reasonable to examine and consider studies. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples hurting?

Sse a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more

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What causes nipples to darken?

Nipple/ areola: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues & increases in size. The Montgomery glands on the areola become larger. For some women, the areola returns to their pre-pregnancy size – but not for all. Although the color of areola may lighten after pregnancy, it is unlikely to to return to pre-pregnancy coloration. http://pregnancy.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Changes_in_Areola_When_Pregnant ...Read more

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Why are my nipples always erect?

Check out these: Titillating facts about these standout features of ur bosom.. Have fun! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/stimulation_of_nipples. https://www.zocdoc.com/answers/3405/what-would-cause-nipples-to-be-permanently-erect. ...Read more

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My nipples itch, why ?

My nipples itch, why ?

Dryness: Typically due to dryness an a bit of inflammation from friction and clothing. If no nipple discharge or breast pain, apply vaseline an avoid rubbing with clothing. ...Read more

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Why do my nipples itch?

ITCHY NIPPLES: Change your soap to a mild cleanser like cetaphil. Change your laundry detergent to all-free & clear. Don't use any creams or lotions on your chest. Sometimes cotton shirts can cause this, particularly if you run or work out. This is known as "jogger's nipples.". ...Read more

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Why are my nipples purple?

Purple Nipples: Nipples may darken or change colors in to hormone changes during premenstrual time frame, period, pregnancy ; menopause. ...Read more

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Are purple nipples normal?

Can be: I suspect this is a manifestation of the blood flow. Since it is bilateral, you can discuss this with your physician, and see if there are other hormonal issues that might be playing a role ...Read more

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What causes puffy nipples?

Puffy? : I am not sure i understand what is meant by puffy nipples. However, if it occurs cyclicly it could be related to breast enlargement that can occur in relation to your periods. I'm not sure if i actually addressed your question, if not, you can consult with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Do nipples invert with age?

Do nipples invert with age?

Nipple inversion.: Nipple inversion, especially one-sided, would raise a concern for breast cancer and would necessitate an evaluation, mammogram and perhaps other testing such as breast ultrasound or MRI. Don't assume this is merely due to age. ...Read more

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How can I prevent dry nipples?

Lanolin: Several safe breast creams and ointments are available for prevention, a common one is lanolin. ...Read more

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Why are both of my nipples red?

Well : It's not uncommon for people to have red nipples. If this is a change then recommend you do Healthtap visit with photographs or video exam or do in person primary care exam for specific diagnosis ...Read more