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Left breast nipple swollen &tender for a few days. Breast is not sore, not preg, never given birth, no puss. 4th month on Mirena (levonorgestrel). What's going on?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Nipple tenderness

Nipple tenderness is not caused by Mirena (levonorgestrel).
If only the nipple is sore on one breast and the breasts are not sore then it is likely a local traumatic event and not hormonal. Ill fitting bras, new exercise patterns, nipple trauma rubbing against close, weight changes are a few common caused.

In brief: Nipple tenderness

Nipple tenderness is not caused by Mirena (levonorgestrel).
If only the nipple is sore on one breast and the breasts are not sore then it is likely a local traumatic event and not hormonal. Ill fitting bras, new exercise patterns, nipple trauma rubbing against close, weight changes are a few common caused.
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