The Very Center Of My Nipples Have Turned Almost Black/green And Have Gone Hard, Also The Rest Of My Nipple Has Slightly Come Away From The Discoloured Part. It Is Just The Very Center.

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The Very Center Of My Nipples Have Turned Almost Black/green And Have Gone Hard, Also The Rest Of My Nipple Has Slightly Come Away From The Discoloured Part. It Is Just The Very Center.

They don't hurt at all, and its only come in the last 5 months, it seems to get slightly better a couple of weeks after my period, but then returns fully again during

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Since this is happening in synch with your period, it's most probably hormonal. This doesn't sound like a breast cancer symptom, especially since it's affecting both breasts; and breast cancer only rarely shows up with symptoms in both breasts at once. However, since it's been going on for 5 months, it also qualifies as a breast change, and should be checked out by a doctor. While you're waiting for your appointment, take a look at our post on nipple issues; it may prove useful to you in coming up with a list of questions to ask the doctor. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel