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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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What does it mean when a guys nipples are hard?

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Normal: Typically nipples are hard because one is cold or excited. ...Read more

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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What does it mean when your nipples get hard and have stayed hard?

Dr. Morton Levitt
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What does it mean when your nipples get hard and have stayed hard?

Nipple Erections : Read this article about a patient who experienced unilateral nipple erection==>http://goaskalice.Columbia.Edu/nipple-erections-why. In general, this is not a sign of any pathology; it is mostly potentially embarrassing to you. Unless you experience discharge from the nipples, try the suggestions in the article first. If still a concern, schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What does it mean if your nipples stay hard for days?

Dr. John Munshower
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What does it mean if your nipples stay hard for days?

I do not know: Hormonal issues plays a big role though,...Nipples become erect (hard) because the muscles inside them and underneath them contract. This is thought to happen in both males and females during sexual arousal due to the release of the hormone oxytocin. Oxytocin is the same hormone that causes a woman's nipples to become erect during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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Im not due on till end of month but my nipples r soar an always hard what's that mean?

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
46 years in practice
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Im not due on till end of month but my nipples r soar an always hard what's that mean?

Hormonal changes: which takes place between periods to prepare uterus and breast for a pregnancy . If pregnancy does not happen you get your period and breast gradually returns to normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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What does hard nipples mean?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Nothing: They are likely normal.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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What does it mean when your nipples stay hard?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Sexual stimulation: Sexual stimulation, even thoughts of sex, can make the nipples hard. ...Read more

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Dr. Roji Andrews
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What does it mean when boys nipples are hard ?

Dr. Roji Andrews
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Puberty: Some boys have swollen hard nipples when they go through puberty. As long as the nipples are not tender, and there is no discharge, it is usually not anything to worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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What does it mean for my nipples to always be on hard ?

Dr. Thomas Knecht
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What does it mean for my nipples to always be on hard ?

Turn the heat up: Hi. Just kidding, of course. But there is no deleterious medical condition that that I know of that causes permanent nipple erection. Guys will look at you in a t-shirt with great interest! Happy 2015! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What does it mean when your nipples are hard all the time?

Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Needs more info: Is it something new ? Is it on both side ? Do you see any discharge ? Do you have any mass in the breast ? If the answer is no , probably it is variation in the norm. ...Read more

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