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Old 01-11-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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crusty nipples

I am 20yrs old and have recently noticed that both of my nipples are crusty. I am not pregnant, nor have I ever been. I discovered this problem when both of my nipples began to become itchy. However, ignoring the urges to itch them. Along with the itching, I have also discovered that there is a slight discharge that is sometimes accompanied by a burning feeling. I often find a crust on both of my nipples and in my bras in the exact location where my nipples were(the discharge will dry my nipple to the bra and in turn will rip away with movement). I have tried to squeeze around the nipple to see if I can make the discharge come out, but am not successful. I have noticed that the crust on my nipples and in my bra is a white/ pale yellow. Should I be worried?

...I have had breast cysts before and have a history of breast cancer on both sides of my family (both were diagnosed at an early age).

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Old 01-11-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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Re: crusty nipples

A little clear, white or brown discharge from nipples is not unusual, even in women who've never been pregnant. The fact that it's happening on both sides is also a sign it's probably normal.

Nipples leaking blood, or foul-smelling fluid (infection), or a lot of discharge on one side and none on the other could be signs of a breast abnormality.

So, if I were you, I would not be concerned about this.

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