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What causes sudden sharp pain in right nipple?

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Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016
Question: I have had sudden sharp pains in my right nipple that travels down about 6inches. feels like needles. only last a second or two. going on for three days now. pain level is about a 2 on a scale of 1-5.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take Tylenol and ibuprofen for relief! Then, monitor!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this pain that you have reported. I have reviewed your information fully and this pain is not very suggestive of a specific disease condition or an ongoing disease process. I lean more towards this pain being of transient nature with the potential of spontaneous resolution without any aggressive medical intervention. I will start gently by controlling with pain medications and will only request for further evaluation if it fails to resolve fully within a week, gets worse or something else comes up like fever, selling of the breasts, etc that would warrant such. For now, pain medications and monitoring are the best ways to a address this.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
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What causes sudden sharp pain in right nipple?

Brief Answer: Take Tylenol and ibuprofen for relief! Then, monitor! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this pain that you have reported. I have reviewed your information fully and this pain is not very suggestive of a specific disease condition or an ongoing disease process. I lean more towards this pain being of transient nature with the potential of spontaneous resolution without any aggressive medical intervention. I will start gently by controlling with pain medications and will only request for further evaluation if it fails to resolve fully within a week, gets worse or something else comes up like fever, selling of the breasts, etc that would warrant such. For now, pain medications and monitoring are the best ways to a address this. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.