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Q: I have been having pain in my right breast. The nipple has a stinging sensation. I am not pregnant.

My right nipple has a stinging sensation it feels like when a baby latches on. I am not pregnant . It has been hurting for about 3 weeks.The nipple feels like it is being pulled from the inside out. Sometimes it feels a little warmer. No color change that I have noticed.I have 36 D bra size. Is this something I need to worry about? 

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/ 5/09 6:54pm

Hi Gina: This doesn't sound like a typical breast cancer symptom. But, since it's been going on for 3 weeks, it probably isn't anything to do with your menstrual cycle or hormones, either. It's probably something you should have checked out with your doctor; all breast changes that last this long should be looked at, so best to make an appointment, OK? Good luck - PJH

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By Gina, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 02/05/09