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I am experiencing nipple discharge and purple nipples?

I am experiencing nipple discharge and purple nipples?

Exam: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast or nipples should be evaluated by your doctor. You may be seeing breast milk. If you have had a baby before this can be normal. In other cases it can be a sign of an elevated Prolactin hormonal level. Schedule a visit for an evaluation ...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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Are purple nipples normal?

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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Why are my nipples a dark purple?

Well: Have they always been that way? For specific diagnosis and treatment do a HealthTap visit with video ...Read more

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My nipples are purple, is this normal?

Sure: Not to worry that is normal. The color of nipples is variable as the color of skin anywhere else. ...Read more

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What makes a womans nipple turn 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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Have small, purple bump next to clitoris. It hurts. What is it and how should I treat it? Warm compress?

Have small, purple bump next to clitoris. It hurts. What is it and how should I treat it? Warm compress?

Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Consider a virtual visit if you are comfortable. ...Read more

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Hi, uhm just a quick very weird question.. what would be the reason for my nipples to turn purple/an almost brown color? They are usually always pinkish red...TIA

Hi, uhm just a quick very weird question.. what would be the reason for my nipples to turn purple/an almost brown color? They are usually always pinkish red...TIA

Aureola color: Is hormonally influenced and sometimes influenced by temperature. If you are cold, they can change due to reduced blood flow. Pregnancy can often change the color, so if that is a concern, you should perform a home pregnancy test. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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What are the causes of purple nipples?

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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My nipples have turned a black purple color, should I be concerned?

Purple Nipples: Nipples may darken or change colors in to hormone changes during premenstrual time frame, period, pregnancy ; menopause. Consider taking a pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons for the tips of my nipples turning a purple color?

What could be the reasons for the tips of my nipples turning a purple color?

Circulation: Are the changes only in the nipples? Is there any bleeding? Is it both sides? Can be certain why they turn purple - is it temperature related - only the cold. Unless you voted in iraq a blue finger can be circulation related. People can have raynaud's where their fingers, toes, etc turn white in the cold but you are just seeing circualtion changes. Do the nipples feel cold when turn purple. ...Read more

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My nipples get dark purple in the shower- is the blood pooling?

Heat: Warm water/heat makes your blood vessels dilate and emphasize the vascularity of your nipples. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples purple? I just noticed when I was in the bathroom tonight. Help?

Nipple: If a symptomatic, it could be just a normal change during periods. If symptomatic then see your doctor ...Read more

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I have lumps in my boobs, and purple nipples, what could this mean?

I have lumps in my boobs, and purple nipples, what could this mean?

Likely normal: It is likely that what you are feeling as "lumps" are normal lobules in the breast. "Purple" nipples is just a variation on the normal color.
If you are sexually active, and If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My nipple has developed purple sits on the tips. It is not on the areola. What could cause this?

? bruises?: Have your nipples been irritated by something or someone? What kind of bras do you wear? Are they irritating the nipples? Sometimes you may get a tiny purple lesion called an angioma or hemangioma on the nipple which may even be hereditary. I would check it out if it is bothering you. ...Read more

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What causes nipples to get darker...like a dark reddish purple color. Just the nipple not the areola?

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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Hello, I have purple spots right in the middle of my nipple but doesn't hurt to touch it. Should I be worried?

Hello, I have purple spots right in the middle of my nipple but doesn't hurt to touch it. Should I be worried?

Depends: On how long it has been present, if it is changing (enlarging or changing color) or if it appeared suddenly or after local irritation. It's not uncommon to have tiny purple spots due to bruising from breastfeeding or using a breast pump. If the spots are new and are not fading over the next wk, (and there is no explanation for the spots), then the best advice is to have your Dr evaluate it. ...Read more

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Stung by a bee 4 days ago. The area red, warm, swollen, hard and 3-4" in diameter. It suddenly turned a deep red-purple color. No pain/other symptoms?

Stung by a bee 4 days ago. The area red, warm, swollen, hard and 3-4" in diameter. It suddenly turned a deep red-purple color. No pain/other symptoms?

Bee sting: If there is spreading redness with warmth, superimposed bacterial infection is likely and antibiotic treatment for cellulitis is indicated. A physician should examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pea-sized, purple lump on my nipple, what could it be?

See below: It could be a blocked duct, a skin lesion or a growth. This needs to be examined by your family doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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My nipples keep turning purple and my breast are tender, why is that?

You need tests: To check your enodocrine system, especially a hormone called prolactin. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your nipples turn dark purple?

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