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Female Nipples

Female nipples are anatomical structures found on the breasts of individuals assigned to female at birth. They are sensitive to touch and can play a role in sexual arousal. Nipples can vary in size, shape, and color among individuals. While nipples are primarily associated with breastfeeding, they also have a purely aesthetic function. Societal norms and cultural attitudes towards female nipples can vary, leading to different levels of acceptance and visibility.

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I found a transparent discharge from my nipple when I squeeze it. Is this a serious problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I found a transparent (clear) discharge from my nipple when I squeeze it. It does not leak spontaneously. It comes when I squeeze my nipples also in a minimal amount. I noticed this for the last two days, and it is still coming when I press it. Is this a seve...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This discharge should be sent to a laboratory for histopathology. If it is not an infection, it would be breast milk secretions. Are you taking any anti-depressant drugs? Any space-occupying lesion in the brain also can cause this. You need to have a brain MRI (magne...  Read Full »

I am concerned because one of my nipples appears redder. Is it something serious?

Query: Hello doctor, For more than six weeks, one nipple has appeared slightly more red than the other—no additional symptoms. I have concerns that this is a warning of something terrible. After I showed him images, my doctor recently offered me a cream in case it became itchy. Simply put, I am anxious ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have gone through your case and the photos. (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The redness could be because of some infection or some irritant. Do you remember that in the last few days have yo...  Read Full »

What is the grey stain in my bra where the nipple touches?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed a grey stain on my bra where my nipple touches the fabric. It is present on both sides. Why is this happening? I have changed my old bra, but it is still happening. Should I worry about this? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be breast secretions. Do you have any menstrual irregularities, pain in the breast, weight gain, or headache? Check out other symptoms as well. Increased prolactin level, local abscess, or inflammation could be a reason for this. Go for breast examination wit...  Read Full »

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