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Why does my nipple sting after swimming in the ocean?

By Anonymous September 10, 2012 - 1:16am
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I went swimming a couple of days ago and after a while in the water my right nipple started to sting. The pain went away after a couple of hours but when I took a shower it started to sting again. The pain went away but came back when I took a shower the next day. I also noticed the edge of the nipple was darker and looked like it was a scab. I am 22 years old and not pregnant.

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I had the same thing on holidays during the Summer, it never happens in swimming pools just the sea.

January 5, 2016 - 3:14am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Some of the causes of Nipple pain can be hormonal, an injury to the breast, dry skin and many other conditions.  If the pain continues more then a week, It's important to see a doctor and explain your symptoms.  



September 10, 2012 - 7:34am
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