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Why does my nipples itch when the milk leaks ?

Why does my nipples itch when the milk leaks ?

Irritation: Its just likely causing some local topical irritation from the moisture of the milk. ...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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For2wks, Iwasdrinking a lot of tea w/fennel&taking a supplem w/it too.Now, my nipples itch&when squeezed atinydrop of milk(?) came out.Neg HPT.Scared!

For2wks, Iwasdrinking a lot of tea w/fennel&taking a supplem w/it too.Now, my nipples itch&when squeezed atinydrop of milk(?) came out.Neg HPT.Scared!

Nothing wrong: There is nothing scary about what you describe.. herbal (minty) teas are ok although if too concenfrated may irritate your stomach. A small nipple discharge can also be expected if you squeeze your nipples. Try going back to a normal diet and less worry ...Read more

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14yo/f.Nipples itch.Scratching made them scaley & chapped leaking yellow clear liquid from areola.On & off dry but scratch again and never heal.Cause?

14yo/f.Nipples itch.Scratching made them scaley & chapped leaking yellow clear liquid from areola.On & off dry but scratch again and never heal.Cause?

Infection: Your initial problem may have been dry or irritated skin but because you skin's barrier was broken down you likely have a skin infection. You can try some topical otc antibiotic ointment. If not improving in 2-3 days would call for appointment with your dr. ...Read more

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Left nipple itching for a month. began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple. ?

Left nipple itching for a month. began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple. ?

Need to examine: While the risk is low, the symptoms you described are of concern for a particular type of breast cancer. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it checked out. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I'm having problems with one nipple (burning, itching, bleeding and leaking) punch biposy clear and steroid cream isn't working...what should I do?

I'm having problems with one nipple (burning, itching, bleeding and leaking) punch biposy clear and steroid cream isn't working...what should I do?

Go back to your doc: So the good news is that your punch biopsy is clear. The bad news is that you're still suffering despite steroid cream. Best thing to do in this situation is to go back to your GP and tell him/her what you've just noted above so that s/he can work w/you to find solution, whether referring to another doc or trying a different medication. ...Read more

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Leaking milk from nipple due to hormonal changes?

Leaking milk from nipple due to hormonal changes?

Male/female vs isol8: If the is in a male it should be immediately evaluated. In a female it determines timing and onset. For example following pregnancy this is not unusual and binding of the breasts may help to decrease drainage. This also normally occurs on occasion following breast implantation. However, if this is a new onset condition, hormonal evaluation and possible imaging for pituitary adenoids are included. ...Read more

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Why wld i leak a milk looking substance frm my nipples whn i'm NT pregnant nd stll a virgin it's been going on for 2 mnths hvn't told any1 yet shld i?

Prolactinoma: You should see your doctor and get checked for something called prolactinoma. This is usually abnormal secretion of prolactin from pituitary gland. Treatment is usually medication or surgery, if diagnosed as prolactinoma. ...Read more

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36 weeks and I notice some flaking around my nipples & a very weird unusual odor coming from my nipple. No leaking of milk, why is this happening?

Nipple discharge: Hi, it is time to see your doctor for further evaluation of this discharge, it sounds like you might have an infection there, please see your provider ASAP. Good luck and congrats on pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi I have milk leaking from my breasts, I just took a test its show neg. And my both sides of nipples feels a bit pain. And I gain weight, is it mean I am pregnant?

Hi I have milk leaking from my breasts, I just took a test its show neg. And my both sides of nipples feels a bit pain. And I gain weight, is it mean I am pregnant?

Please double check: your pregnancy test with a healthcare provider. If you are lactating (and you are not nursing an infant) and have weight gain, chances are pretty good that you are pregnant. And if you are not, then the healthcare provider will need to check you for other conditions that can give you lactation. Good luck and thank you for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more