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What causes nipple soreness?

Hi just recently i noticed my left nipple fully erect more than usual and a bit sore. This has been going on for a week. I m 47 years old and this is the first time in my adult life this has happened. I havent had my menstrual cycle since mid Feb. 2014 but i still feel like i get phantom symtoms during the time i wouldve received it. This week would be the time my period visits me. My nipple seems like its a lil darker than my right. Should i be concerned that its more than hormones in my body and possibly change of life?
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

It is quite common and is due to cyclical hormonal changes. Nothing much to worry and no definite treatment is required either.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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