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What causes pain and tenderness on the nipples?

I am a 65 year old male in good health. The last six weeks I have experienced tender, sensitive and sore nipples. I assumed this condition would ultimately go away but it has not. They tend to be most sensitive when I wake up in the morning. I would greatly appreciate your feedback on this unusual condition. Many thanks, Jeff
Fri, 28 Jul 2017
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Jeff,

I understand your concern.

Before running into final conclusions about the causes of sensitive nipples you have been experiencing the last 6 weeks, I need to ask a few more questions:
- have you been on any hormonal treatment recently?
- do you have any discharge? or have you noted any change in your nipples (internal retraction)?
- please palpate your breasts: do you notice any lump? or any lump under the armpit?
- do you go to gym?
- is the soreness relieved after taking paracetamol or ibuprofen?

A photo of your both breasts and nipples is needed to evaluate the external changes in the skin.

Please see your physician for further evaluation.
All the best.
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