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What causes burning sensation in the nipples in a 51-year-old man?

Dear Doctor, - Iam 51 years old -Male - Wt=70 kgs, Since morning today after bath I could feel burning sensation in both my nipples lasting for more than 2 hrs. Iam using the regular soap and has not undergone any physical strain recently. I do not have any BP/Diabetes. Hence please suggest as what could be the reason. - Regards, Ganesh
Mon, 30 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Possible causes are
1. Friction of clothing associated with running or exercise is one of the most common causes of nipple pain in men. Aptly named ‘runner’s nipple,’ the condition speaks for itself.
2. I also see this in patients who engage in exercises with lots of vertical and/or horizontal movements including soccer, rugby, plyometrics, boxing, as well as Zumba occasionally.
3. Also it may be underlying cause seen in Paget's disease or diabetes or Infection etc.

Wear synthetic fabrics such as Dri-Fit hug the body closely, reducing the chance of friction occurring in the first place.

Please consult your physician, he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Take care.
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What causes burning sensation in the nipples in a 51-year-old man?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Possible causes are 1. Friction of clothing associated with running or exercise is one of the most common causes of nipple pain in men. Aptly named ‘runner’s nipple,’ the condition speaks for itself. 2. I also see this in patients who engage in exercises with lots of vertical and/or horizontal movements including soccer, rugby, plyometrics, boxing, as well as Zumba occasionally. 3. Also it may be underlying cause seen in Paget s disease or diabetes or Infection etc. Wear synthetic fabrics such as Dri-Fit hug the body closely, reducing the chance of friction occurring in the first place. Please consult your physician, he will examine and treat you accordingly. Take care.