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My stinging/tingling/burning nipple. I am a teen, help!

By Anonymous April 11, 2012 - 8:23pm
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I am just a teen and I have just today and yesterday got this terrible stinging pain in my right nipple (it almost feels like pulses). I am about to get my period in 10 days or so and recently started to masturbate (in case that has to do with it ( maybe hormonal imbalance? ) ). I But I stopped a day or two, and my right nipple started to sting. I looked in the mirror that night and I had like a little dried drop of blood to the look of it.. And then I had just a shirt on (no bra) I tried to sleep but the pain keep hurting. I then applied lotion. It was advanced therapy lotion ( I tried using something scentless that wouldn't irritate it more ). It was still hurting but I fell asleep. The next day at 2 of so in the afternoon, the pain came back, and faded away.. It came back again at 5 and is still here.. It is only in my right nipple and the pain is external.. This breast is smaller than my right so it may be a loose fitting bra but I have no money to buy another. The reason that this is terrifying me is because I have a mole/beauty mark on my chest just above my breast and it has changed.. The middle has stayed in a dark brown and the outside looks like it was just stretched.. This happened about 3 months ago.. PLEASE HELP! I am really scared.. Any response will work.. Thanks. Me.

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Me too i have this too... iv'e been looking through the internet but can't find anything and i'm worried please help me it burn and irritates

March 30, 2019 - 11:47pm
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This can be caused by irritation from your bra, skin products, clothing, or hormonal changes. As you can see by the many comments here, it's not uncommon. For peace of mind, mention it to your doctor or the office nurse.


March 31, 2019 - 6:48am
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dear young women, wear some proper fitting shirts, size yourself for your bra if your only sizing is through a jcpenny or a victoria secret and if one boob is significantly smaller than the other than stuff a sock in the gap until you can get one of those bra fillers that looks like a raw chicken breast. also having a divot in the center of your nipple is fine, that’s how a nipple is shaped. unless your entire nipple is inverted into your breast you are fine and no you do not have cancer. look for redness that covers the nipple and breast, abnormal hard lumps and craters in the breast, there are other signs of breast cancer but those are just a few.

(if you feel “lumps” but they are really lumps like what you’d think breast cancer lumps are like and are along the bottom of your breast or along your chest wall you could very well have cystic breast tissue. this is painful yes and it’s absolutely sucks but it will not kill you, regardless of what you THINK it is though please see a licensed medical professional for help and answers.)

-a former young woman who had bloody nipples due to chaffing because of years of misfiting bras and has lived with cystic breasts for 17 years

March 21, 2018 - 3:28am

I also have this! It sometimes hurts when I go into the ocean or water of any kind! I am scared it might mean something terrible! Please help!

August 7, 2017 - 11:40am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Lemonkitty53)

Hello lemonkitty

You may be extra sensitive. Mention this to your doctor on your next visit but it's not something terrible. The less you know about it, the more you'll worry - contact your doctor.

August 7, 2017 - 1:07pm
EmpowHER Guest

I also have this problem.. I'm younger too and I have burning feeling on my right nipple. I usually get the stinging after showering. There's little red spots or Idk what it is it just stings...

May 21, 2017 - 10:24pm
EmpowHER Guest

I'm only 14 and my nipples really hurt

August 22, 2016 - 4:36am
EmpowHER Guest

Please don't look for answers on the internet! It probably is perfectly normal, what you're going through, but the discharge is what concerns me! Go see a doctor! I'm in the medical field and I promise you, there's no such thing as a stupid question! We'd much rather it be nothing, than you not ask at all and it be something serious!

June 30, 2016 - 10:13pm
EmpowHER Guest

I'm 14 and I have the same problem!
I think it's because of dry skin... My nipples are ALWAYS stinging but when I put cream (I use Vaseline branded cream) it kinda cools my boobs down. You should tell your mother/caregiver or see a doctor. I feel sorry for you, sister.

June 11, 2016 - 8:19pm

I haven't started my period yet, and im having the same problem. could this be a sign that im about to start my period

April 17, 2016 - 7:42pm
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