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Why do men have nipples?

Why do men have nipples?

No particular reason: Men and women are not that different after all, are they? The nipples may be decorative, but also have sensitive nerve endings. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Why do men have nipples?

Why do men have nipples?

Because...: Human babies are mammals, and so babies have nipples. Some grow up to be women with breasts and nipples. Others grow up to be men with nipples (and sometimes a little bit of breast tissue under the nipple). In other words, "that's just the way you're made". It also means men can get breast cancer on rare occasions. ...Read more

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Why do men have nipples if they don't need to produce milk for babies?

Why do men have nipples if they don't need to produce milk for babies?

Embryology: As the fertilized egg develops there's a time where the fetus is neither male or female. Then genetics kicks in and the right hormones grow the proper gender. This is why some males during teens get small breast buds - slight female tissue left over. Simplistic testicles in males - ovaries in females. It's fascinating we all turn out reasonably ok thru this complex process! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryology ...Read more

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Can you tell me if men have an erection does it mean your nipples will be erect as well?

Can you tell me if men have an erection does it mean your nipples will be erect as well?

Yes, ...: A full blown sexual arousal will bring about the response to all parts of body, noticeably to all designated sexual tissues and organs including breasts and their nipples, but such change is not visible by usual naked eyes because of its minute degree of change. Just for curiosity, would you tell me why you ask this Qs? Usually, I like to spare valuable time to deal with something practical... ...Read more

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What do men think of inverted nipples?

What do men think of inverted nipples?

Personal choice: This is something that you will need to discuss with your partner. Men have different likes and dislikes. It is important to make sure there is not reason for the inverted nipples (is this new, one or both?). ...Read more

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How to treat men puffy nipples without surgery?

Puffy Nipple Options: Depending on Exam radiofrequency (e.g. Vanquish) or Ultrasonic (Ultrashape) may offer a non surgical option for gynecomastia/puffy nipples. See a board certified Plastic Surgeon for best recommendations. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get rid of puffy nipples! men?

Can i tell me how i can get rid of puffy nipples! men?

See below: That depends on many things. Get an evaluation by a plastic surgeon near you for advise and possible treatment. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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What are the complications arising from pierced nipples for men?

Piercing problems.: Nipple piercings can be the gift that keeps giving (pain) because clothing often rubs against it. If it gets snagged and pulled out that will really hurt. Infection is also quite possible. ...Read more

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If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

It's embryology: All humans start off as essentially female in the womb no matter what your chromosome arrangement is. After several weeks, if you have a Y chromosome, testosterone kicks in and it changes the chemistry in the genitals and the brain. But the nipples are already there...so they stay. ...Read more

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Will stimulating nipples increase breast/chest size in men/males?

Will stimulating nipples increase breast/chest size in men/males?

Male Chest Size: No, stimulation of nipples won't increase chest size in men. It may cause local irritation. ...Read more

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Men's inverted nipple treatment without any surgery?

Men's inverted nipple treatment without any surgery?

Male inverted nipple: Inverted nipples are uncommon in men. See a breast surgeon or your pcp and get baseline examination and testing to ensure no other pathlogy exists. ...Read more

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Does nipple discharge always indicate cancer among men?

Does nipple discharge always indicate cancer among men?

Not always: Certainly suspicious, especially if the discharge is clear. You should see a doctor, and, obtain a good physical exam, mammogram and ultrasound to evaluate. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a 48 yr old female. Have been having a problem with itchy breasts/ nipples for the past 6 to 8 months or so. Im 48 yrs old with 2 kids/men. (22 and 25 yrs old) itchy nipples and scratching til they are raw and bleed is my problem having som

Hello. I am a 48 yr old female.  Have been having a problem with itchy breasts/ nipples for the past 6 to 8 months or so. Im 48 yrs old with 2 kids/men. (22 and 25 yrs old)

itchy nipples and scratching til they are raw and bleed is my problem

having som

First : First of all, please be sure that your mammograms are up to date. I would recommend that you see your regular doctor, gynecologist or a breast specialist to have a complete evaluation. Of course if that is negative, then be sure that it is not your bra that may have something irritating in it, or that you haven't used new lotions/creams or laundry detergents. But I do advise that you have a complete breast evaluation by a physician. ...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


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more