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Nipple Pain

Nipple pain can be a symptom of various conditions, such as breastfeeding-related problems, infections, hormonal changes, or breast cancer. Breastfeeding mothers may experience nipple pain due to improper latching or suction, leading to soreness or cracked nipples. Infections such as thrush or mastitis and hormonal changes during menstruation or menopause can also cause nipple pain. Nipple pain that is persistent, severe, or accompanied by other symptoms such as breast lumps, discharge, or skin changes should be evaluated by a healthcare provider to rule out breast cancer or other serious conditions.

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I am having chest discomfort and pain in the breast and nipples after a 20-hour plane journey. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having chest discomfort for the past three days. I feel as if there is a bruise inside my chest. I also have pain at times if I touch near my nipple or on the side or under the breast or nipple. I often feel a stabbing pain in the middle that lasts for one second. I had a cough fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I will help you with your query. Actually, it can be associated with traveling. Due to traveling, there can be chest discomfort and the causes can be extra acid formation in the stomach and muscle pain. So, do not worry. You will...  Read Full »

How can I cure sore nipples caused by bites during breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know how to treat nipple bite wounds caused by feeding. How long does it takes to heal? Thanks.   Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Nipple wounds can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Here are some suggestions to help you heal your nipples faster to prevent future biting: Soak the nipples in warm salt water for three minutes after feeding or pumping. This can be r...  Read Full »

I have been having pain in my right breast near the nipple prior to my periods. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday I had white clots after intercourse near the vagina. Getting pain as well as a lump in my right breast near the nipple 8 to 10 days before my periods start. Kindly suggest me a treatment for it. Is it something that I have to worry about?  Read Full »

Dr. Kartik Revanappa Kumbhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The white clots after intercourse are nothing but your partner's semen. Pain and lumpiness in breasts before periods are due to hormonal effects on the breast. Nothing to worry it will come to a normal state in a few days. I hope this helps.  Read Full »

My 19-year-old girlfriend has nipple pain and irregular periods. Is it a sign of pregnancy or other health issues?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend is a 19-year-old and has nipple pain. She says it is very sensitive to the point it hurts nowadays. She has irregular menses that requires taking some birth control pill-like medication to force her menses to come every three months. Is it a sign of pregnancy or other ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Due to abnormal cycles or hormonal imbalances, breast tenderness can happen. Overdue and unscheduled irregular periods can cause breast tenderness, mood variations, etc. If she has gained weight and has abnormal hair growth along with irregular cycles, this could be ...  Read Full »

I have pain on the right side of my chest and nipple, and it is difficult to wear tight clothes. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain in the right side of my chest with pain in my nipple. I find it difficult to wear tight clothes. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for your query.I understand your concern. The symptoms could be related to various conditions, including breast infection, injury, or a breast-related muscle strain. However, pain in the chest area can also be a sign of a more serious condition, such as a heart...  Read Full »

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