How to Identify JSTC Nipple Problems

The easiest way to identify nipple problems is to perform a self breast exam. Although most nipple 
problems are a result of pregnancy or breast feeding, sometimes nipple problems may indicate a more serious condition. These tips 
have been derived from information found at MedLine Plus, an online service of the National Institutes for Health.
Examine the skin of the nipple. Does it looked inflamed, red, or cracked? These are often signs of nipple problems and may be due to 
simple causes like trauma or friction. These symptoms may also indicate a more serious condition such as a bacterial or fungal 
Place your hand on various parts of the breast tissue. Does the skin temperature seem constant from place to place, or do certain 
portions of the breast seem warmer than others? Differing temperature may indicate underlying problems. Consult a physician.
Gently squeeze the breast tissue. Does this cause a discharge from one or both nipples? If the discharge is present its color can be 
clear, milky, bloody or discolored green or brown. The discharge may also be present even if the breast tissue is not palpated. 
Nipple problems involving discharge are often found in pregnant or nursing women, but other causes are possible. Please consult your 
family physician.
Gently palpate the breasts. Are your breasts sore or tender? This symptom is indicative of a wide range of potential causes. Consult 
a physician to narrow down the possible causes of breast tenderness.
Gently press your fingers into the breast tissue over the entire surface of the breast. Do you feel any lumps or swellings? This 
symptom is sometimes associated with nipple problems, and should be brought to the attention of a family doctor.
Tips & Warnings
Birth control pills and chlorpromazine type drugs occasionally cause nipple problems as side-effects. Please consult your physician 
if you are taking these types of drugs and are experiencing side-effects.
Discharge from the nipples is sometimes associated with breast cancer, however, cancer is the least common underlying cause of 
nipple problems according to the National Institutes of Health. Please consult a physician if you are experiencing nipple problems.
These tips are in no way meant to replace the trained opinion of a physician. If you are experiencing any symptoms including 
discharge, soreness or tenderness, schedule a visit with your family doctor and discuss the problem as soon as possible.


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