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Hi I'm 20 years old. My breats are at full size, possibly a B cup, but my nipples seem to be underdeveloped. Is this normal? Are they still developing
4" erect penis, underdeveloped chest, skinny everywhere except pot belly, had gallbladder surgery, natural receding hairline, patchy beard, 21. Low T?
Not to worry: Nipple size, shape, color is partly hereditary and partly depends on medical history and stage of life (pregnant or nursing, for example.) there really is no such thing as a nipple thatis 'too large.'. ...Read more
Vasospasm: This could be a sign of vasospasm, which is when your blood vessels constrict and restrict blood flow to the area. To help with this keep your whole body warm and breasfeed in a warm place. As soon as a vasospasm occurs, interrupt pumping or feeding and warm your nipples for 10min with a warm cloth. Avoiding caffeine and smoking can help. ...Read more
Time for consult: If this is an issue you are interested in seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon. They can advise you on the available treatments, the out of pocket costs, potential outcome and possible complications. With this information in hand you can decide on your next step. ...Read more
Might be.: Nipple d/c on both sides is generally benign, but at your age there are a variety of concerns that should be addressed. See your doc and get a good exam - we can usually tell if the d/c is coming from one duct (bad) or many ducts (good) and whether or not there is blood in the d/c. It will also be important to check your eyes You will probably need some simple labs and a mammogram / ultrasound. ...Read more
Itchy nipples is common this time of year. The skin becomes dryer and nipples take the brunt of it. Use a heavy lotion or cream to moisterize.
If there is breakage in the skin, then you need to be evaluated for a rare form of breast cancer called paget's disease. A skin biopsy is needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
No: Nipple shields are meant to be used short-term, to help with inverted or sore nipples. If placed improperly, it is possible that they could decrease milk intake. Ideally a mother should be working closely with a lactation consultant to address latch or position problems, in order to quickly wean off the nipple shield. The intl. Lactation consultant assoc. Website can provide a nearby referral. ...Read more
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
Not always: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more