Illnesses or irritants in your environment can cause nipple problems. These problems, including those involving the milk ducts, can occur in men and women. The nipples may become sore or inflamed for many reasons. Some women experience nipple problems while breastfeeding. Some cancers of the breast affect the nipples. Sometimes, a nipple discharge can signal a health problem.
HOW IS NIPPLE PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Gynecologist diagnoses Nipple Problems by closely examining the nipples and areola and in case of nipple discharge, the doctor may perform Ductography to find out how many of the ducts that bring fluid to the nipples are involved. In some cases, the doctor may conduct a Mammography to examine the tissues inside the breast.
HOW IS NIPPLE PROBLEMS TREATED?
The doctor will treat an infection of the nipple with the appropriate medicine. For example, a bacterial infection will require antibiotics. In case of a fungal infection, such as candidiasis, the doctor will prescribe an antifungal medicine. A noncancerous tumor does not need removal. Replacing the missing hormones with a prescription medicine can treat hypothyroidism.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wearing properly fitting clothes help prevent Nipple Problems