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?
The health care provider will perform a physical examination and ask for details of symptoms and medical and family history to diagnose the condition. The doctor may suggest tests which include:
• Skin biopsy
• a prolactin level blood test
• a thyroid hormone test
• a CT scan
• an MRI scan
HOW IS NIPPLE PROBLEMS TREATED?
The treatment of Nipple Problems will largely depend upon the cause and in most of the cases, the doctor will prescribe medicines.
DID YOU KNOW?
Usually, pregnant women are prone to suffer from multiple nipple problems when feeding babies that include infections, cracking and even bleeding nipples. However, with regular hygiene habits and other simple care, it is possible to avoid these issues.