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By AmyLei
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I have been having nipple pain, and not just around my cycle. My nipples are hard and sore to the touch. I cant find any information to do with nipple pain unless it has pregnancy attached and im not pregnant.

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EmpowHER Guest

Im afraid it hasnt help me. My nipples are hard,sore,breast'hurting under arm pit and idohave discharge. Ithurts worse on my cycle but always aking pain.... can anyone advise

January 21, 2015 - 1:34pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

You need to see a doctor. Don't live with this pain anymore, you need to see a doctor for testing, otherwise you'll just end up guessing and wondering and reading a ton of information that doesn't pertain to you.



January 22, 2015 - 4:41pm
EmpowHER Guest

having that same problem when to er they did nothing but test blood and pee and i have had blander problems i have to something warm on them long is this going to last had this much pain since i was preagnet 11 years ago am fixs, am scared

January 19, 2015 - 2:21am
EmpowHER Guest

hi... jae is my name... I am having a sensitive nipple for about 2 weeks now... I had sex last september and i also had a pregnancy test last month but it was negative. my last period was august. and just this month i am experiencing sensitive nipple... what will be the cause of that??? please help me

November 24, 2014 - 8:22pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

If your last period was August, I would suggest you take another pregnancy test to rule that out. 



November 25, 2014 - 5:47am
EmpowHER Guest

so none answered???????

January 21, 2011 - 3:36pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Try this link here, it has been very active with some good information. Let us know what you think!


January 24, 2011 - 12:37pm

I too get this nipple pain! and I also am not pregnant or breastfeeding. My nipples get so painful especially when Im cold and they turn white and hard. I have to have a hot shower or bath to ease the pain. I have had this pain off and on for some time, I couldnt even tell you how long but Id say at least 3 yrs and it is worse in winter. I think Id have to describe the pain as intense and like a tightening sensation. sometimes it spreads through my breast too. I have also been prone to fibrostic cysts. would love some answers!! :) Thanks.

February 1, 2010 - 1:46am
Diane Porter

OK, thanks so much for your quick answers. We'll get this to an expert and see what they say. Hang in there with us and check back in a few days, OK?

July 30, 2009 - 10:03am
Diane Porter

Hi, AmyLei, and thank you so much for your question.

I am assuming this affects both your nipples equally? It sounds like it does, rather than being primarily on one side. And how long has this been like this? Is it pretty recent, or longtime? (If it's recent, think back -- has anything changed recently? Do you sleep on your stomach more? You're exercising longer or with more intensity?)

Do you exercise or run? Do you have a poorly fitting bra or do you go without? A bra that is too small or that creates friction on your nipples can be a cause of pain.

No discharges from your nipples, is that correct?

And it's just the nipples, not the underlying tissue?

If you'll answer these questions, we'll get your question to one of our experts. Perhaps they'll be able to shed some light on what's going on.

July 30, 2009 - 9:22am
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