Sensitive Nipples

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Internal medicine

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Nipples are sensitive, and they can hurt for lots of reasons. For women, sensitive nipples are common during periods, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Sensitive nipples

Possible causes

  • Gynecomastia

    A condition where abnormal hormone levels cause males to develop female characteristics (enlargement of the breast). Common causes include medications and tumors in the brain.

  • Mastopathy

    A condition where a painful lump forms in the breast. This is caused by imbalances in female hormone levels, hence symptoms tend to occur before and during menses.

  • Testicular tumor

    A testicular tumor is a lump or swelling on either testicle. The tumour may be benign, which doesn't spread to other parts of the body, or malignant, commonly known as cancerous, which means it can spread to other parts of the body. Testicular cancer is usually first seen as a pea-sized hard lump but it can grow much larger. Pain, discomfort or numbness in the affected testicle might be present.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Are your nipples so sensitive that you have discomfort, pain, or itch when your clothes touch them?

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