What causes pain in nipple?

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Posted on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 in Lump
Question: Painful nipple in a male
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
THis can be a sign of gynecomastia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Painful nipple in a male can be a sign of gynecomastia. This condition is caused by benign breast grow due to hormonal stimulation. Gynecomastia can be a sign of testis cancer, breast cancer (male breast cancer), liver problems (cirrhosis) or hormonal imbalance.

I suggest you to consult your doctor. Breast ultrasound, testis ultrasound, liver tests and abdominal ultrasound should be done at first.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.

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