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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?

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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Hi, im a 17year old boy, just turned 17. I've had a nipple bud on my left nipple for over 2 years now, im wondering how much longer ill have to wait...

Can have removed: Adolescent gynecomastia -- i trust the diagnosis is correct. If this annoys you, any surgeon can remove it in the office. Although this is fairly common, you have a right to be like other guys; it's not right but there is a stigma to this. Being a teenaged boy is difficult enough without having something like this untreated. ...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