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It started last night where both of my nipples started to be really painful and almost with a burning sensation. I am 30, not pregnant (never have been). The nipples look perfectly fine with no discharge or swelling or anything. Today is started again in my right nipple. Can anyone give me some insight on what this might be or how to make it go away?
No there is no warmth or heat sensation. My last period ended 5 days ago. I'm taking medication for hormonal imbalance. No trauma. It is sometimes accompanied by itching. There doesn't seem to be any chapped or broken skin. It does seem to be irritated by something external. I left my bra off for a while and it went away for a bit. I'm just worried it will come back. What baffles me the most is that its in both breasts.Thanks

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Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi Anon,

Have you been exposed to anything new that may be causing the irritation on both breasts?

If you are on hormone therapy, this could sometimes cause a rash but I can't see you and there are many reasons for burning sensations on the breast so if you haven't already done so, please schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Keep us posted and Good Luck,


September 23, 2011 - 6:11am
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