Sore Nipples

Nipples are very sensitive, and they can become sore or hurt due to various reasons. Some of the common causes in both men and women include tight clothes, skin rashes, and infections, which irritate the sensitive skin of your nipples. Menstruation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding are the usual causes of sore nipples in women.

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Does vasoconstriction occur due to an allergy to antihistamines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having major vasoconstriction problems. I would like to know if my daily antihistamines intake is causing this problem. I am taking Loratadine and Fexofenadine hydrochloride daily for allergies.  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know in detail, what you mean by vasoconstriction problems? Is it affecting your hands or your feet or anywhere in the nasal bed? Do you experience any bluish discoloration of the nails or hands? Do you have any pain in the hands or feet? Do you have ul...  Read Full »

I have lower body pain, tender breasts, sore nipples, white discharge, and irregular periods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have irregular periods, and usually, my cycle is 35 days. I have skipped my period every 3 to 4 months for the last two years, and I always consult with my doctor. I did all the checkups and there were no issues like PCOS, cysts, or anything. My doctor says it is just because of hormona...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You have been suffering from hormonal imbalance. These symptoms of breast tenderness and sore nipples are due to your hormonal medicine intake. 1. At present, first check beta hCG to confirm your pregnancy status. ...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing a pinching pain in the right nipple area, and is it IBC?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a pinching pain in my right nipple area for over a week. It happens if I rub my nipple in a certain way or if something hits it. So I searched online, and IBC (inflammatory breast cancer) came up in the search, and I panicked. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I do not think there is anything to worry about. While rubbing, the pinched pain in the nipple area looks like a benign nipple problem. It has no connection with inflammatory breast cancer; usually, inflammatory breast cancer means more...  Read Full »

I have had itching in my private areas and chapped nipples for more than two weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itching in my private areas and chapped nipples for more than two weeks. The skin is peeling off in the nipple area. It is getting too itching that I remove the layer of skin from the nipple. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Itchy nipple and private area could be due to Dry weather. Not enough lubrication due to less moisture. Allergic reaction to new bra and underwear. Allergic or Atopic dermatitis. Candidiasis or fungal infe...  Read Full »

Is soreness of nipples a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had sex five days after my period a week ago. He did not use any protection. For the past one week, we had sex like four times. Right now, I feel my nipples are getting sore, especially when I try to touch it and I do have cramps below my belly button. Is this a sign of p...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you had a regular menstrual cycle of 28 to 30 days, then your fertile period starts from day 8 to day 18 of your cycle. Starting from five days after your periods, you had sex four times for a week, which means until day 12 of your cycle, which falls in the u...  Read Full »

How do I make my 15-day-old baby boy latch properly during feeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a normal delivery 15 days back. My milk supply was very less for the first four days. However, now it is getting better. My baby boy sleeps continuously during the daytime and does not even take a feed, but during the night, he cries continuously and expects a feed without a gap...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I suggest you breastfeed, followed by feeding with a bottle and nipple after every breastfeeding. That way, the baby will gradually learn, and also, you will get some time off. Also, I suggest you express milk, se...  Read Full »

My nipples are hurt very badly. How long will it take to become normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner pressed my nipples very hard multiple times. It was very rough. My nipples are hurt very badly. I am facing a huge amount of pain in my nipples. Is this a serious issue or just normal? Please answer I am very much tensed. How long will it take to become normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your worries and this pain is all natural, due to intimate circumstances observed with your partner. It will resolve soon with time and may take a couple of days to a week for the pain to vanish. But, if it is unbearable, you can take Tablet Acetaminoph...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain on touching the area around my nipples?

Query: Hello doctor, I have felt pain by touching under, around, and below my nipples for the past five days. There is no swelling and no visible irritation. Please check the pictures. Any advice on what to do? Currently, I am taking Atenolol, Escitalopram, Pantoprazole, Amlodipine, Crestor, Fenofibrate, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and am sorry for such discomfort you are having. I saw the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). In one of the pictures, there is a slight enlargement contour of the left breast with mild, faint er...  Read Full »

How to treat dry and cracked nipples?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dry, cracked nipples and not sure if it is normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Looking at the photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there can be two differentials, nipple eczema or Paget's disease of the breast. Pagets is a more severe condition out of this, so I would recommend a s...  Read Full »

Will breast pain in a breastfeeding mother resolve on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my right breast. I have this pain for the past three days, and the pain is a kind of sharp shooting pain inside the breast from the armpit until the nipple. Currently, I am breastfeeding a 23-day-old baby. I am currently on postnatal vitamin C.  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like you to examine and see if there is just pain or tenderness to touch. At times there is breast engorgement, which may cause pain. Are you feeding the child from both breasts? Both breasts should empty milk so that they do not get engorged. Also, see if...  Read Full »

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