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Why are my nipples always hard?

By Reisse August 21, 2010 - 8:14pm
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Hello, I just recently turned 18 and my nipples have constantly been hard for the past week. I've been reading various posts about the cause for this and has begun to get very scared because they all conclude to the same thing---pregnancy. My boyfriend of 4 years and I have been having sex constantly since the day after I came off my 5-day cycle: august 9th. I am due to start again sometime around September 3rd or 4th. Can you please provide some explanation for this other than pregnancy? When is the earliest I can take an accurate pregnancy test before my next period?

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EmpowHER Guest

Hello, maybe you can help me with my problem. My last period was on November 16th but im expecting another on the 14 of December. but lately, ive been having minor symptoms of pregnancy. for instance, I dont feel like eating in the morning, my nipples are darker and they hurt A LOT, I have small tolerable cramping, im always in the bathroom, I gag if not throw up after I brush my teeth, my gums bleed, my face is breaking out, I sweat like a pig and I do nothing but sit at a desk at work, I cried out of nowhere because my boyfriend wasn't paying attention to me, I have a tiny rash where my breast and underarm meet, and to top it all off im always freaking thirsty !!! what should I do

December 11, 2015 - 5:37pm
EmpowHER Guest

I'm 18, and my nipples have been hurting and have been hard for almost a week and I don't know why either. I have the birth control in my arm I don't have periods much and I don't know my cycle either. I do have unprotected sex with my boyfriend, we used to use condoms but we've been together so long we thought why bother. I don't know if I should tell him or take a pregnancy test or not???? Any thoughts?

November 30, 2015 - 4:03pm
EmpowHER Guest

im having the same problem, also bloating and cramping and my period was over a week ago

September 20, 2015 - 6:16pm
EmpowHER Guest

Okay, I need advice. My nipples have constantly been hard for three days now. I'm not cold!!!! I'm on birth control with the arm implant. I hardly EVER have my period. My boobs are soar too but not too soar to the point where I can't sleep on them. I have unprotected sex too with my spouse. I don't know my period cycle anymore. But when I did have a regular period, my nipples were never hard for the period days. What could this mean. Should I take a pregnancy test??

June 22, 2015 - 8:46pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have the implant in my arm as well, same problem!!! Its been like this for a almost 3 days and i have had unprotected sex recently. Also no period so yikes.

August 12, 2015 - 12:53am
EmpowHER Guest

I'm 43 an want to no y my nipples stay hard very very embarrassing...need a answer

April 17, 2015 - 11:10am
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

No need to embrassed it is normal phenomena your breast part so sensitive so you feel it hard you just need to take care it when ever you think its hard you thought about something funny it soften and you feel relax hope this comment help you.

December 29, 2015 - 2:28am
EmpowHER Guest

Okay here is my story. I'm a little nervous. I don't want to think that its true but I got my period on the Feb 20th and it lasted to its normal then I had unprotected sex with my spouse March 6th. 2 days later my boobs start to hurt and I feel bloated I threw up that whole week so do you think I pregnant or should I just wait to wait to see if my period comes. Let me know I'm nervous

March 18, 2015 - 1:10pm
EmpowHER Guest

I am having the exact same thing I had sex with my boyfriend a few days ago and my nipples are still hard. What does it mean? Can you please tell me what that means I really am scared. I'm not on any birth control and we used a condom every time.

January 12, 2015 - 6:21am
Alison Beaver

I have never heard of constant hard nipples as an early pregnancy sign. MOST pregnancy signs and symptoms do not occur until AFTER you have missed a period. There may be slight differences with your body a week before your missed period (back ache, head ache, sore breasts)...but not to the point that it clues you into a pregnancy.

Please tell me more about why you think you would be pregnant.
- Have you been having frequent, unprotected sex?
- When was your last menstrual period? (are you saying your "5 day cycle" was a "5 day period"? so, your period began on august 5th?).
- Are you using any type of birth control?
- Are you trying to conceive?

If your next menstrual period is not expected until around the 5th of September, you would may not even technically be pregnant yet (it takes 10-14 days after ovulation for the fertilized egg to implant, thereby creating a viable pregnancy). Any symptoms you are feeling now would not be related to pregnancy.

You can take a home pregnancy test once your period has not begun when you expect it to; around the 5th of September.

Your symptoms: this has been only occurring for a week? Are your nipples sore or painful? Are your nipples or breasts warm-to-the-touch (indicating an infection)? Is there any discharge from your nipples?

August 21, 2010 - 10:12pm
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