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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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I have white flaky stuff on my nipples.. What does this mean? I'm on my period and I'm not pregnant and I haven't had children yet.

I have white flaky stuff on my nipples.. What does this mean? I'm on my period and I'm not pregnant and I haven't had children yet.

Try keeping: the nipples moisturized with creams such at vitamin a and d or aquaphor. If it starts getting red and scaly and itchy, visit your regular doctor for something stronger. ...Read more

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My nipples hurt; what can that mean?

My nipples hurt; what can that mean?

Nipple Pain: 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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One of my nipples hurts. What does this mean?

One nipple: Hi a nipple hurting can have many causes. Trauma, hormones, breastfeeding, and even rarely cancer. Please see a surgeon that specializes in diseases of the breast for a complete exam perhaps even a biopsy. Serious conditions are uncommon but early intervention can be a life saver. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipples are peely?

What does it mean when your nipples are peely?

Depends: Nipples are subject to skin conditions as anywhere on the body. Try moisurizing with something gentle. Consider coconut oil. If no improvement or continues then have it examined by a doctor ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipples are erect?

Cold or aroused: Nipples become erect when the temperature is cold or the person is aroused. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What does it mean when boys nipples are hard ?

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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What does it mean when a guys nipples are hard?

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