Nipple Pain

A painful nipple can occur from Pagets' Disease Of Nipple

Pagets’ Disease Of Nipple
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A painful nipple may be caused by injury to the nipple while breastfeeding, repetitive rubbing of the nipple on a loose bra (particularly in small breasted women), and a bacterial or fungal infection of the nipple.

Less commonly it may be due to dermatitis involving the nipple or Paget’s disease of the nipple (the nipple becomes firm and hard). Rarely, Raynaud’s phenomenon of nipple (the nipple changes colour from red to white and blue) or Zuska disease (a nipple abscess) may be responsible.

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