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Why Would My Nipples Hurt And My Breasts
Hormonal changes: Breast tenderness is common in menstruating women due to cyclic changes in their hormones every month. Anyone who also notes redness, discharge from the nipples, dimpling of the breast skin, or a lump in the breasts should discuss their breast pain with their physician. Women over 50 should also get yearly mammograms to screen for breast cancer. Pituitary tumor can cause breast discharge. Get eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough one: Both sides? No skin irritation? It could be a fungal infection, try some Hydrocortisone cream and lotrimin (clotrimazole). Bra too tight? Birth control pill is first line for breast pain. Do u sleep poorly, have pain in other places, headaches or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms? If so it could be related to stress and focusing on it. Try the lotrimin (clotrimazole) Hydrocortisone combo first! at 29 cancer 1/1000000. ...Read more
Hard to say: Without more information and maybe an exam it's hard to say. You can get breast tenderness during your cycle as you hormones fluctuate. Large amounts of caffeine can also increase breast tenderness. Infections and trauma are other causes. Best to see your doctor at this point. ...Read more
Not much.: Women often come to me with sore nipples. This is no sign of breast disease or cancer. There's not much research on what causes nipple soreness. But I have seen it in women as a type of nerve pain from upper back issues. Starting a back health program can be helpful for all types of nerve pain including nipple soreness. Soreness can also be caused by hormonal changes as women near menopause. ...Read more
Itchy Nipples: Certainly could be something simple like dry winter skin or eczema involving the nipple but there are some times more involved conditions which may affect the breast nipples and an even less common form of cancer known as Paget's disease of the breast. It seems more likely that this is a primary skin condition rather than something more sinister but you should definitely see your doctor. ...Read more
Breast Pain: Constant, dull aching pain in the outer extremities of the breast is a normal problem and often results from changes in the breast tissue, often referred to as "fibrocystic" changes. Pain in the nipple may indicate infection, or it could result from injury or friction. Other causes of breast and nipple pain include benign tumors, mastitis and cancerous tumors (these usually do not cause pain). ...Read more
Mastalgia: You will need a 3 position breast exam, bilateral breast ultrasound and examination for breast infection ( mastitis ), Wear only gymnastic bras ( no underwire ) and use OTC antiinflammatory pills ( Advil/Aleve) for pain and swelling until seen. If infected, you will need antibiotic Rx. ...Read more
Contusion: Any part of the body, when smacked, will swell and be painful and sometimes might bruise. It sounds like you hit your chest on top of your nipple which is causing this. Ice can help it for several days and then just wait for it to spontaneously improve which it likely will if what you describe is all that happened. ...Read more
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