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Why do my nipples feel like they are burning?

Why do my nipples feel like they are burning?

I do not know: Not sure without an exam and possible testing. Get an evaluation and hopefully you will get the answer to this burning question. Good luck. ...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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My nipples feel like they are burning. Is that normal?

Not normal.: While we'd need more information to hazard a guess as to what's specifically going on, the nipples shouldn't generally be burning. ...Read more

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My nipples feel like they are burning. What could be wrong?

Go see a doctor: Hard to say over the internet. Has there been trauma? Are you male or female? Do you have new laundry soap? New bra? New clothes? Any discharge from the nipple? These answers will all be helpful in order to help you. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and it feels like my nipples are cracking and burning when being looked at them there is nothing there... what could this mean?

Exam: It is time for a breast exam, and if needed ultrasound and mammogram. This condition can occur with ill-fitting bras or tight bra fabric; however, no matter what, you need a breast exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have burning pain in your nipples?

Is it normal to have burning pain in your nipples?

No: Check bra is not rubbing. Use moisturizing cream. Try Motrin for pain. If skin is red, hard or brest very tender, see doctor. ...Read more

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What is the burning feeling I keep getting in my left nipple it really hurts?

What is the burning feeling I keep getting in my left nipple it really hurts?

You need: A breast examination followed (perhaps) by a Mammogram ... Infection is the most common cause of nipple burning/pain. Consult with your GYNECOLOGIST asap. Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it normal to have burning pain in your nipple?

Nipple pain: If you are breast feeding then it normal. Also, if you are pregnant it can exist. Infection in the breast can also do the same. Any cuts or bruises can do the same — these can be quite small. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause burning pains in the nipple?

Can herpes cause burning pains in the nipple?

Perhaps: Herpes outbreaks can occur basically anywhere, even though they are most common in the genital and oral areas. I would certainly have this further evaluated and not assume it is a lesion since there are so many other things that could also cause this pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an exposed nerve ending on my nipple? I've had a kind of burning painful sensation right in the center of it for two days.

Is it possible to have an exposed nerve ending on my nipple? I've had a kind of burning painful sensation right in the center of it for two days.

Possible, unlikely: Unless you have an open cut or sore that is unlikely. Protect it with a humectant oinent or a silicone nipple cap (get from a store selling nursing aids). Alternately capsaicin cream can also help if these others do not. ...Read more

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Why might my nipple be swollen and have a burning sensation? Also, one side of it is kinda hard and feel like a bump

Get seen..: If you are palpating a lump in your breast get seen with your Dr. ASAP. Most of the time at your age this is associated with benign problems(not related to cancer), but if for example it is an infection it requires treatment. It is also important to check for other more dangerous reasons if having symptoms even if you are young, esp. if you have a family history of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant my nipples feels like there is burning, what is going on?

Normal: Hormonal effect on the breast tissues. These hormones prepare the breasts to get a good supply of blood and to activate the mammary glands. The veins in the breasts get engorged with blood and this is mainly responsible for nipples burning during pregnancy. The best method to minimize the discomfort caused by breast changes is to wear bras that fit well or compress the breasts. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old daughter said her nipple/areola feels like it's burning for a few seconds then goes away . Why is this happening?

My 11 yr old daughter said her nipple/areola feels like it's burning for a few seconds then goes away . Why is this happening?

Hormonal: She may be experiencing signs and symptoms of thelarche.
As long as there are no skin lesions on the areola and no lumps in the breast, just be patient. ...Read more

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My mom at the moment feels like her nipple/areola is burning. She also showed me that there are 2 little lumps. What does she have?

My mom at the moment feels like her nipple/areola is burning. She also showed me that there are 2 little lumps. What does she have?

Probably benign: As. Principle any breast lump or swelling should be examined by a physician. If irbid of concern to your mom the it is worth seeing her PCP ...Read more

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Hi, I have an on and off pain behind my left nipple, almost feels like a squeezing/burning sensation, doctor found nothing unusual. 28 yo F?

Left nipple pain: May be reflux w/ or w/o H pylori. Try ranitidine/prevecid, . May be costochondritis an inflammation of chest muscle insertions responds to Motrin/Aleve if not allergic, sometimes I find mycoplasma causes this-Zithro.helps Also in anyone with breast pain consider ultrasound or mammogram Cancer is rare but does occur in the younger population. F/U with doctor /urgent care ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and both my nipples are in a lot of pain it feels like there burning or being sliced off is this normal?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant and both my nipples are in a lot of pain it feels like there burning or being sliced off is this normal?

Yes: Unfortunately, this is a side effect of pregnancy. The effects of the hormones on your nipples is causing this. Sometimes it can feel, if you barely touch them, that they are burning or being poked with hot flames or stabbed with a knife. Lovely, right? It can come and go. You can try a cold compress or tylenol (acetaminophen). Sorry about that. Pregnancy is hard on the body, right? ...Read more

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In my breast, feels like it's the nipple specifically, i have a rather painful burning feeling and a bit of stabbing pain.

In my breast, feels like it's the nipple specifically, i have a rather painful burning feeling and a bit of stabbing pain.

Get checked: You are young and anything bad is unlikely. Could be a mild infection or something in the milk duct (like a papilloma). Your doctor can get history, perform exam, order imaging if needed, and help you. It's good you check your breasts regularly — then you can bring changes to your doc to be checked. Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

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19 supposed to get my period in 10 days, for couple hours on/off my nipple hurts really bad like a burning stabbing feeling is this hormonal?

19 supposed to get my period in 10 days, for couple hours on/off my nipple hurts really bad like a burning stabbing feeling is this hormonal?

Yes.: Hi Amber, Yes. Breast pain right before your period is very normal. The discomfort will usually go away once the menses start. If the pain continues, or if you feel a lump in the breast, then you should definitely see your doctor. I hope this information was useful. Have a good one! ...Read more

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Hi just wondering if could help me I woke morning with right nipple feeling like it was leaking and burning it isn't sore to touch what could it be?

Leakage?: Are you leaking from the nipple? Pregnant? Nursing?
Have you noted any pain? Does the skin still feel like it is burning to the touch? Any rash? If there is leakage I want you to see an MD otherwise you can wait and see what evolves. ...Read more

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I have a large red spot on my right nipple. It is burning & sore to touch. It looked like a pimple & when popped a lot of green puss came out?

I have a large red spot on my right nipple. It is burning & sore to touch. It looked like a pimple & when popped a lot of green puss came out?

See your doctor.: You should be seen by your doctor or at a medical facility. It sounds like you might have a bacterial skin infection, which might need prescription treatment. ...Read more

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All day today, I've been having breast pain in both of my breast. The pain is like a stabbing/burning sensation. It's mostly around the nipple or on it. They are also really sensitive to touch. I'm not pregnant, so I know that's not the reason. Do you kno

Recommend Dr eval.: I would see your OB-GYN or primary care doctor regarding this. It is definitely abnormal to be having stabbing/burning pain on or around your nipples unless there is an irritant (chemical or physical) that is causing it or there could be a problem underneath the skin layer causing the pain. It is hard to say without a more detailed history and exam however. I would not ignore it. ...Read more

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4dpo sore boobs/nipples and burning like cramps on one side of pelvis. Had sex during ovulation week last week.

4dpo sore boobs/nipples and burning like cramps on one side of pelvis. Had sex during ovulation week last week.

Please clarify: Unfortunately you failed to ask a question. But, it sounds like you are less than fourteen days since ovulation. Which means it would be physically impossible for a pregnancy to be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I've had a pain in my breast for two weeks that feels like a sore, burning pain under my nipple when I make certain movements. See doctor or wait?

I've had a pain in my breast for two weeks that feels like a sore, burning pain under my nipple when I make certain movements. See doctor or wait?

No mass?: If you cannot feel any swelling or mass in your breast, and it is just a pain, then I would probably wait until you've finished your next period, and if it's still there at that point, I'd see a doctor. If you feel a mass, or if there are any visible skin changes, see a doctor now. ...Read more

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Sore boobs/nipples and burning like cramps on one side of pelvis. Had sex during ovulation week last week. Not due for period for over a week. Normal?

Sore boobs/nipples and burning like cramps on one side of pelvis. Had sex during ovulation week last week. Not due for period for over a week. Normal?

Infection?: As mentioned earlier these symptoms mean something, but they are not signs of pregnancy. Cramping and pain are often signs of infection or irritation. It is physically impossible to have symptoms in the pregnant female until at least fourteen days after insemination. ...Read more

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My nipples are really sore and have a burning sensation really not sure what that means?

My nipples are really sore and have a burning sensation really not sure what that means?

See your doctor: If your both of your nipples are sore or burning, there might be a number of reasons such as hormonal, exercise induced, etc... If the sensation is unilateral (only on one side), your doctor will likely check you for possible underlying lumps and may consider mammogram to rule out breast cancer. ...Read more