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Why have my nipples turned white?

Why have my nipples turned white?

Vasospasm: This could be a sign of vasospasm, which is when your blood vessels constrict and restrict blood flow to the area. To help with this keep your whole body warm and breasfeed in a warm place. As soon as a vasospasm occurs, interrupt pumping or feeding and warm your nipples for 10min with a warm cloth. Avoiding caffeine and smoking can help. ...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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My nipples turned white. Should i be concerned?

My nipples turned white. Should i be concerned?

Possible thrush: You probabely have thrush infection of your nipples you can use over the counter anifungal cream like econozole etc and if it does not clear than consult your doctor. ...Read more

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The tips of my nipples turned white all of a sudden and have stayed that way for a couple days now.. is that normal?

?hormonal changes: There has been reported cases of hormonal fluctuations causing skin color changes, even on the nipples. At times, this can be seen in pregnancy too. Have a check up at your Dr.'s office if they stay white. If breast feeding, thrush in the baby to the nipple,....may cause your nipples to look white too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My breasts have been really sore and my nipples turned white about 2 weeks ago. Why would this be happening?

Dermatologist: If you feel there is a dramatic change in nipple color then schedule a visit with a dermatologist. There are certain pigmentation disorders that can cause this. ...Read more

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Why do my nipples get erect on and off throughout the day? Not turned on when it happens. Normal?

Likely nothing BUT: Erection of the nipples is accomplished mainly through sexual contact, other tactile stimulation, sudden unexpected pain, & sudden temperature changes to cold. Perhaps, clothing's rubbing the nipples or the bra may be too tight or not tight enough. If this is new & it's bothering then, you should look into it. Oxytocin initiates nipple erection while prolactin maintains sensitivity. Head imaging? ...Read more

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My son recently turned 14, for several months now i've noticed his nipples getting large. They are so large now that i'm concerned. What should I do?

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My son recently turned 14, for several months now i've noticed his nipples getting large. They are so large now that i'm concerned. What should I do?

Gynecomastia: More than 2/3 of gynecomastia in adolescents regress within 2 years. Gynecomastia can be exaggerated in obese teenager. Rarely requires surgical correction. ...Read more

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My nipples have turned a black purple color, should I be concerned?

Purple Nipples: Nipples may darken or change colors in to hormone changes during premenstrual time frame, period, pregnancy ; menopause. Consider taking a pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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My nipples have turned puffy over the past month, they never used to be and I am really unhappy with them. Is this just puberty? Will they go away?

Things to look for: yes, it likely will get better over a couple weeks. Things to look for that might indicate a more serious problem such as infection are: redness, warmth, worsening pain, discharge, skin retraction, or a mass. You should have a doctor examine you if you notice these things. ...Read more

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Why do my nipples hurt?

Why do my nipples hurt?

Needcontext: There are a myriad of reasons for any particular, single symptom. We need to know the timing, setting, associated symptoms, etc, before we can even begin to give an educated guess. ...Read more

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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

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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 are my nipples soar?

Depends: It could be that you don't have enough Progesterone to counteract your normal estrogen. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples hurting?

Sse a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more

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Why do males have nipples ?

The Why Questions...: There is often no answer to 'why' things are as they are when it comes to life. The human fetus develops first and always as a female. It is during fetal development that testosterone kicks in and masculinizes male babies. The chest wall will have been developing and then when it masculinizes there is no further real 'breast' growth or potential for female breasts. ...Read more

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What make your nipples hurt?

What make your nipples hurt?

Avoid pinching them: Very often it is self inflicted, if you do not do that, just use heating pads for a week in it did not help see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you make nipples smaller?

Can you make nipples smaller?

I'm not sure why: ...a woman would want to do this, but it's possible. It would be considered a cosmetic surgery which is unlikely to be covered by insurance. Also, any kind of procedure involving surgical injury to the nipple could interfere with breast-feeding should that ever be a desire for you. You might want to resubmit this ? and get an option from other HealthTap docs. ...Read more

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Why do my nipples turn white?

I do not know: Do get that evaluated as maybe you have a skin condition that can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more