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Why Would My Nipple Be Sore
Why would my nipple be red and sore? It is a dark red and very tender and I can feel something on the side of my nipple
Nipple soreness: Nipples are sensitive to hormones, and may become hard and irritated if you are pregnant. They may also develop a dermatitis, from detergents used to wash your bra or undershirts. They could be irritated if another person or an animal plays with your nipples or sucks on them, You can use hydrocortisone cream 1%, twice a day, and do a pregnancy test. If not better, go see your doctor. ...Read more
See 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
Hard to say: Hard to say what is causing it, unless you are nursing. There are some excellent breast creams that can help a mild case such as mother's friend. Moisturizers such as eucerin will help the cracking if not nursing. ...Read more
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Soreness: I recommend that you see your primary care physician. Sometimes nipple pinkness and soreness can be due to a local yeast infection. If normal, you might want to ask your doctor if it started after taking the celexa (citalopram). However, any breast issue should be taken seriously to rule out any masses or cancerous process. Your doctor should help. ...Read more
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