Bruised Feeling Nipple

Question

Asked by Christine

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.

Answer

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

Answered by PJ Hamel