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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Men's Health
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User :   Hi , i am a 17 year old male and i have got one hard nipple which is sore and the other is normal. I have been told its normal for people my age but i have had it for a few weeks and i am starting to worry abit, is this normal?
Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read it
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Ok
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Did you get any secretions from the nipple?
User :   no screstions
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Ok
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or is it filled with pus or any liquid?
User :   i am not sure
User :   i cant tell if its that or a lump
Doctor :   Ok

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but if you press or touch it what do you feel?
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is it a solid like
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or a soft one
User :   its solid and sore
Doctor :   Ok

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Have you taken any medications till now?
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for this purpose I mean
User :   no nothing at all
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Ok
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   yes
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Ok
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Are you associated with a female partner?
User :   yes i have a girlfriend
Doctor :  
Ok, and did this occur after a sexual intercourse
Doctor :   can you find any relation with that?

User :   it might of came before or after i just randomly noticed it.
Doctor :   Ok

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Did she kiss or bite the area?
User :   no
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Ok
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Did you have any fever after this appeared?
User :   no i not been ill in a long time
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Thats good
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So which country are you chatting from?
User :   england
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Ok
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How did you make the payment?
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Do you have a credit card?
User :   visa
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or did you use one of your family member's card?
User :   i have got a card
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   I am asking you because
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usually we chat with individuals over 18 years of age
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I hope you dint mind answering those questions
User :   no no its ok
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Fine
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For now you can provide hot fomentation to the area
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daily 2 times
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and wait for 5 days to see the changes
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if it does not settlet
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it does become an indication for need of antibiotics
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for which you will have to consult a General Surgeon
User :   yes ok , i shall try that.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   well is this a common thing?
Doctor :   It is seen
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as an inflammatory change in the area
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it does occur at times
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nothing related to age
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though it shall be a bit tender in the teens
User :   ok , thanks for your help.
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries?

User :   no thats it thanks
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