Nipple

Definition of Nipple:

The small projection near the center of the breast containing the outlets of the milk ducts, OR the corresponding projection of the male breast.  The areola is the darker tissue that encircles the nipple.  Subareolar describes the location beneath the surface of the areola.

Also: Areola, Nipples, Subareolar

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(Prescription) Drug Side-Effects

...our question about Blood in nipple discharge
“Some medications can cause non-bloody nipple discharge...”

Breast Cancer

...our question about Nipple discharge color
Nipple discharge is usually harmless, and should not signify anything seriously wrong...”
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Chamomile

...as a treatment
“...Externally, Chamomile is used to treat sore and chapped nipples in nursing mothers, as well as minor skin infections and abrasions...”

Eczema

...our question about Itchy or scaly nipples
“Itchy, scaly and cracked nipples are a sign of eczema...”

Hyperprolactinemia

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Some other causes for prolactin elevation, besides those listed below, include nipple stimulation, chest wall lesions (herpes zoster lesions, scars, pacemakers) and sexual stimulation...”
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Male Breast Cancer

...our question about Nipple discharge color
Nipple discharge, either bloody or serous, is distinctly abnormal in men and must always be taken seriously...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...our question about Nipple discharge color
“Some women have nipple discharge very early in pregnancy...”

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Sebaceous hyperplasia occasionally also occurs on the chest, areola, mouth or vulva...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...(glans penis, inner and outer lobes of the foreskin, seldom on the skin of the scrotum and pubis, on the major and minor lips), but can also appear in the anal canal or mouth, on the tongue, lips, nipples or throat (tonsils)...”

Vitiligo

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Common sites include ... Exposed areas – face, neck, eyes, nostrils, nipples, navel, genitals...”
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