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What Causes Sore Nipples Other Than Poor Latch In Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Fibrocystc: The most common cause of breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes in the breast. The breast has many glandular components and these glands can form small cysts that come and go, but can be very painful. One solution is to avoid as much caffeine as possible as this can intensify the symptoms. ...Read more
Soreness: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more
Mastalgia: Reasons for painful breasts (bilateral) can include: cyclic pain before the period, stress, medication changes. Fluctuating hormone levels & pregnancy. Pain in one breast could be related to a cyst or a fibroadenoma. Breast cancer would not be a frequent reason for breast pain. Exercise with a bra that is lacking in support is also a possible cause. ...Read more
Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?
Friction: Sometimes it just simple friction from the material from a bra or shirt especially if one is active that can cause irritation and soreness. ...Read more
My mother's legs are chronically swollen due to poor circulation, takes LASIK. They are weeping excessively. Is this a normal side effect?
Breast pain: There are a number of factors which can cause breast pain and the feeling of swollen breasts. These include pregnancy, hormonal changes, sometimes birth control pills, excess caffeine ingestion, and a condition known as hyperprolactinemia (which often results in production of breast milk during a time when there should not be any). It is helpful to see your physician for these symptoms. ...Read more
Hi I'm still breastfeeding my 20 month old does that affect my estrogen levels that might cause vaginal irritation and also dry skin on other breast?
Aerola to nipple area of breast very sore and accompanied with the sensation of my breast filling with milk. Not pregnant; youngest child is 6; why?
If a woman is flat chested, have fluffy inverted nipples, can she breastfeed?What caused this besides genetics?Women in the family have usual breasts.
Breast feeding: Despite having small beasts, the glandular elements to produce milk should still function normally and allow you to breast-feed. Inverted nipples sometimes cause a problem with the infant being able to suckle but breast-feeding is still possible. I would recommend seeing a lactation nurse for some tricks and advice. ...Read more
Why does one of my breasts sag more than the other? Could this be related to breast cancer? 33 year old female.
Not certain cancer.: The left and right sides of our bodies are never perfectly symmetrical so the fact that the breasts are not mirror images of each other is not concerning. However, if you're saying that one of your breasts looks different than it usually would look, then you would really need an investigation including an exam and mammogram at least. ...Read more
Sensation of milk let down in one breast, not breasfeeding. No other visible change in breast or lump. Is this breast cancer symptom?
13-en weeks pregnant women Breast tenderness that feels different than usual, and is accompanied by red skin,hot and painful , unusal increase in size?
What can cause erect nipples that aren't sore at all, prominent montgomery glands, and darkening of areolas besides pregnancy?
Many things: If your nipples are always like that then this may just be how you were built. Cold, tight bras, friction, hormonal changes can all cause a temporary change in nipple appearance. Schedule a visit and have a doctor help if you are concerned. ...Read more
Breast is filling with milk After stopping breast feeding for my 1year kid, how to stop secretion of milk my breast is hard and sometimes red in color?
Why boys like big boobs and everything big in girls?? are breasts only feeding organs or involved in sexual stimulation? why men fall for huge boobs?
Not ALL men do: Cultural influences dictate what's considered attractive to many people. But there are always a few who seem able to resist and I'm happy for that! I do understand that it might feel bad to go against the mainstream trends, but try to realize it's perfectly okay to differ. And - yes, boobs do play a role in stimulation for some women - but it's nothing to do w/ size, just nerve endings. ...Read more
My breast are sore, tender and larger, areola has increased in size. Period is lighter and shorter, feeling constipated what is this?
Multiple things: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good over the counter medication for constipation. Breast pain can be hormonal, related to diet or weight gain. There are many options to obtain better menstrual cycle control. Schedule an Obgyn visit and discuss your options ...Read more
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