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What could be the reason of having very painful and sensitive nipple at the age of 20 ?

my girlfriend is 20. she is 5ft 2inch tal weighs 52 She has pain in her left nipples. its over a year its vry sensitive to her..evn if she touches or when she puts water on her breasts it pains..what could be the reason for this....and what could be a better solution to this..i m really scared about her...pls help me out in this email me your reply at
Asked On : Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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If the pain is constantly there and there is no abnormal discharge then she should get her breast examined for the presence of any lump. Sometimes the pain is seen just before periods which is due to the hormonal changes. get a mammography done for diagnosis.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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