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What does it mean when your nipples hurt and you have milk coming out of your glands?

What does it mean when your nipples hurt and you have milk coming out of your glands?

Galactorrhea: Milk coming out of the nipples is called galactorrhea. White discharge is milk, which may be caused by breastfeeding or pregnancy. It can also be caused by excessive prolactin (sometimes caused by a pituitary adenoma), trauma, or medications. Talk to your doctor for a history and physical, though you also may need labs or imaging to find the cause. ...Read more

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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What does it mean when your nipples hurt or ache?

What does it mean when your nipples hurt or ache?

Nipples: 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

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What does it mean when your nipple hurts but not your breast? I know for a fact that i'm not pregnant.

What does it mean when your nipple hurts but not your breast? I know for a fact that i'm not pregnant.

Varies: It could be due to a number of various conditions. Most commonly we see this issue with various materials that may rub against the nipple. Other possiblilities include manipulation of the nipples during intercourse, foreplay etc. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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What does it mean when your nipples constantly hurt?

What does it mean when your nipples constantly hurt?

Pain of Nipples: 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

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What does it mean when your left nipple hurt really bad and i can't sleep?

What does it mean when your left nipple hurt really bad and i can't sleep?

Symptoms of insomnia: Some individuals experience insomnia, and while they cannot sleep, they have more sensitive areas in their body. Possibly, the symptoms presented here are not related. Insomnia is frequently related to depression, and depressed individuals present more somatic complaints. An appropriate examination will help to reach the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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What does it mean when your left nipple hurt not breast just nipple and you can't sleep?

What does it mean when your left nipple hurt not breast just nipple and you can't sleep?

Pain: Nipple pain could be due to many possibilities including and not limited to friction, hormonal influences, inflammation, infection, or tumors. By far the most common cause is hormone influence with water retention and distention of the tissue. Check with your gynecologist for proper therapy and diagnosis. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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