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Q: Bruised feeling Nipple

I am in my mid 30's and my right nipple has a dull pain like a bruise. I do not feel any lumps, and it doesn't hurt all the time but, I also do not allow my husband to touch it. This has only recently happened within the last month, but it is not going away. What is it and any suggestions.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
7/10/10 4:01pm

Christine, please read our post on nipple issues; you might find it helpful. But ultimately, only a doctor can tell you what this might be. Once you've been feeling it for more than a month, you can assume it's not related to your menstrual cycle. In general, a sore or painful nipple isn't a breast cancer symptom; nevertheless, this qualifies as a breast change, and you should consider having it checked out. If nothing else, it would be nice to get it treated; sounds painful! Best of luck - PJH

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By Christine, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 07/10/10