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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My 3 weeks old son has swelling in his right nipple, is that cause for concern? What should we do?

My 3 weeks old son has swelling in his right nipple, is that cause for concern? What should we do?

Usually normal: It's normal for babies (boys and girls) to have mild or even swollen, enlarged breasts and/or lumps under the nipple. Almost always benign and due to exposure to maternal hormones in the womb, same hormones that cause the mother's breasts to swell and produce milk. Over weeks to months, no more exposure to the hormones, the breast tissue begins to shrink and eventually flattens. ...Read more

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Around of my right nipple is swelling but not to much and hurts a bit. Im 16 years old?

Around of my right nipple is swelling but not to much and hurts a bit. Im 16 years old?

Hormones?: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; can be one or both sides,generally last about a year before fading.Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation.If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue ; liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job. ...Read more

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I have just developed a mild pain under my right nipple. There is some swelling which is sensitive when touched. What's with that?

I have just developed a mild pain under my right nipple. There is some swelling which is sensitive when touched. What's with that?

Pain: make an appointment for an exam. Some men have something called gynecomastia but that is typically in teenagers, not in a 40 year old. You may have an infected cyst too. Breast cancer does occur in men too, so go see a doctor to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm a 35 year old male; my right nipple began hurting about four days ago, first itching then painful with swelling. What does this mean?

I'm a 35 year old male; my right nipple began hurting about four days ago, first itching then painful with swelling. What does this mean?

Possible infection?: Is there any redness or tenderness associated? If so it is most likely an infection. Other potential problems: cysts, fat mass, tumors. Try to get seen as soon as possible for a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've hard hard (now softer) discs under my nipples for 4 years now, with slight swelling. Male, currently 17. What is this/can I expect it to go away?

I've hard hard (now softer) discs under my nipples for 4 years now, with slight swelling. Male, currently 17. What is this/can I expect it to go away?

Nipple discomfort: Gynecomastia is not uncommon in young males. Since your breast symptoms are persisting I recommend that you have an examination by a physician for reassurance. ...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