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What does it mean if I have sore nipples but not sore breasts?

Sore nipples. It means exactly that the brest tissue is not sore, but the nipples themselves are sore. Can be due to many reasons, the commonest is probably breast feeding or excessive nipple stimulation by a partner. Read more...

What would sore nipples and sharp pain going through breast be?

Breast pain. One of the most common causes of breast pain is too much caffeine. Cut back slowly to avoid withdrawal headaches. Read more...
Fibrocystic changes. You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. Read more...

What could be reasons of sore nipples? I'm not breast feeding and I don't have a baby...

Bra friction. Joggers often get sore nipples from friction. Small amounts of weight gain can increase breast size causing the usual bra to fit too tight. Hormone changes like estrogen from medications can also cause. Read more...

Bigger breasts, stomach & sore nipples but a preg test says negative. What could it be?

You. can get bigger breast , sore nipples and bigger stomach from causes other than pregnancies. You are probably not pregnant but for a peace of mind you can repeat the test a week later. Read more...

My wife says she has been experiencing sharp pains in breasts, sore nipples and pink. She has been breast feeding our new borne. Should we be worried?

Probably not. In the first few days and sometimes week or two of breastfeeding it can be painful. This is especially true if first child. There are many things you can do to relieve pain and the la leche league can be a good resource. If there is localized heat or redness or you have a fever there may be an infection and should see a provider to confirm. Even with infection you do not have to stop feeding. Read more...
Probably normal. This presentation sounds like normal breast feeding discomfort. Worrisome signs for masatitis would be a hot swollen breast, tender to touch with red inflamed looking skin. Women should keep their nipples soft to avoid cracking. An easy & inexpensive way to do this is to use cherry flavored chapstick on the nipples. This helps infants latch on to the breast since they like the cherry taste. Read more...