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Hair growing directly out of nipple area?

By Anonymous September 5, 2012 - 4:28pm
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Tonight in the shower I noticed a small black hair growing out of the actual nipple. Now I have never had that before but I have had a few hairs around the nipple. I did an exam and felt no abnormal lumps or bumps and there is no discharge. I can't afford a doctor right now. I have absolutely no money. I am getting ready to start my period so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. It is also not coming out of the dead center but it is on the actual nipple. It's barely noticeable. I am worried. I just had a breast exam at my doctor about 3 months ago and everything was fine. Should I be concerned?

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Hello Anonymous,

Generally, hair growth around the nipples is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Men have more and darker chest hair than women.


September 5, 2012 - 5:01pm
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May I ask what would be some possible causes for this?

September 5, 2012 - 4:57pm

Hello Anonymous,

Having a few hairs surrounding the nipple is perfectly normal and not a cause for alarm. Since the hair is growing directly on the nipple itself, you should definitely give your doctor a telephone call to report this. You had a breast exam about three months ago, so your doctor should be able to calm your concerns and not charge you for the telephone consultation.


September 5, 2012 - 4:50pm
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