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I Have noticed Small black crust in the center of my nipple is that normal? It doesn't hurt at all but my nipples have been very sensitive lately.

I Have noticed Small black crust in the  center of  my nipple is that normal? It doesn't hurt at all but my nipples have been very sensitive lately.

Breast exam..: Any new rashes or lesions on breasts deserve an exam. You need to make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible for examination and diagnosis. It could be something simple but we certainly would not like to miss something more serious. ...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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Why would a womens nipple have crust-like discharge?

Why would a womens nipple have crust-like discharge?

Get medical check.: Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel. ...Read more

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Hi, my nipples seem to have a crust or hard crust inside . What could this be ?

Nursing ? or no: Nipple discharge can became dry crusted inside. If you recently stop bresfeeding it is normal still produce some milky discharge. If not pregnant and no brestfeeding any nipple dischsrge should be examinted by doctor. Increased Prolactin level can cause " like lactation effect". It can be caused some psychotropic medication, nipple stimulation .. other. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Weird crust on the tips of my nipples. Been there my whole life... But should I be concerned?

Get it checked. : Well you should definitely get it checked. It could be something like galactorrhea which has many causes from pituitary, to thyroid problems, even certain medications causing it. It could also be other things that would have to be worked up by your physician. Get it checked as you could have more going on. ...Read more

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I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

Yes: Crusting and eczema in your nipple could be a sign of inflammation, dermatitis, the most important consideration is that you should see your primary doctor or a general surgeon immediately for a possible breasts mammogram and biopsy to rule out cancer or malignancy of the breast. ...Read more

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Why does my daughter have crust that grows over her nipple opening?

Eczema?: Does your daughter have eczema? That is my first thought. I recommend having her pediatrician take a look at it for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why are my nipple piercings still crusting and I am still having shooting pains after a yr?

Why are my nipple piercings still crusting and I am still having shooting pains after a yr?

Infection/ metal all: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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My nipples have been dripping clear liquid that dries milky and crusty. What could this be?

SEE A DOCTOR: unless you are breast feeding, nipple discharge is not normal at any age. please see a doctor for possible evaluation and treatment. ...Read more