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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
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
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
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
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?
Look up Raynaud's: phenomenon of the nipples. Keep them warm. Not worrisome, just a pain. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues & increases in size. The Montgomery glands on the areola become larger.
For some women, the areola returns to their pre-pregnancy size – but not for all.
Although the color of areola may lighten after pregnancy, it is unlikely to to return to pre-pregnancy coloration.
http://pregnancy.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Changes_in_Areola_When_Pregnant ...Read more
Check out these: Titillating facts about these standout features of ur bosom.. Have fun! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/stimulation_of_nipples. https://www.zocdoc.com/answers/3405/what-would-cause-nipples-to-be-permanently-erect. ...Read more
Not to worry: Nipple size, shape, color is partly hereditary and partly depends on medical history and stage of life (pregnant or nursing, for example.) there really is no such thing as a nipple thatis 'too large.'. ...Read more
Not all men: They are not turn off for all men.There may be some men who get turned off.If a man loves you he will not be turned off because you have dark nipples.After all it is a part of your breast and body.Most will not be turned off for sure.In some women nipples turn darker during pregnancy ...Read more
Before period? : Female breast sensitivity is changing w hormonal stimulation during months. More tender, sensitive before period. Make sure to wear confortable bra. Check breast for changes, rashes., discharge. Check pregnancy test too, .. see Doc if continues . Sexual stimulation makes nipples also more " tender". ...Read more
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