Why Are My Nipples Sore?
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Why Are My Nipples Sore?

It is estimated that at least 70 per cent of all women will experience tender nipples one or more times in their life. The bad news is that many women do not know what causes this pain, but it is common to find one asking, "Why are my nipples sore"?

Normally, painful nipples are just part of the overall breast pain. On the other hand, breast pain does not discriminate on the basis of age and it can also be an indication of an underlying complication. This is why if a woman is experiencing such a pain, Oklahoma doctors are always ready to offer the much needed help and advice. Most of the times when there is tenderness in the breast, it is as a result of water retention by the whole body. It is the excess water in the breasts that triggers the swelling, which ultimately causes discomfort. Here are some of the factors that promote water retention hence making breasts painful.

 

Pregnancy

In essence, when a woman is pregnant, the body produces more progesterone and estrogen hormones; the two vital hormones that promotes healthy growth of the fetus and prepare the breasts for production and storage of milk once the baby is born. Although this may cause some discomfort to the woman's breast, it is unavoidable for all pregnant mothers, which means they do not have to worry about it.

 

Pre Menstrual Syndrome

A good number of women complain of tender breasts a few days before they begin their menstruation. Just like in the case of pregnancy, the body tends to retain more water by releasing more progesterone and estrogen hormones. For women who experience this, they know that the swelling begins a few days before and subsides a few days after the flow stops.

 

Large Breasts or Fat Imbalance

If the fat in the breasts' tissues is not evenly balanced, the imbalance can cause the breasts to swell and this can lead to discomfort. On the other hand, many women with large breasts also experience pain as compared to those who have smaller breasts. The reason for the pain in this case is not hormonal but rather as a result of weight and size. The pressure exerted by the weight can extend to shoulders, neck and even the back.

 

Breast Cancer

Pain resulting from breast cancer is experienced at the advanced stages of the disease. Therefore, it is easy to avoid this type of cancer, which may cause sore breasts and nipples in the long run by carrying out self-examination on your breasts on regular basis. A good doctor Oklahoma City can guide you on how to do this properly.

 

Medication

Certain medication like oral contraceptives, antidepressant and hormone replacement therapies tend to cause breasts to swell.

 

Menopause and Pre-Menopause

As a woman ages, the amount of progesterone and estrogen that the body produces tend to diminish with ages. Although large amounts of these hormones tend to cause discomfort as earlier discussed, lower production also creates an imbalance which can lead to soreness of the breasts.

 

With knowledge as to what can lead to sore breasts and nipples, a woman who cannot still find an answer to the question "Why are my nipples sore"? should consult an adult strabismus doctor Oklahoma.

 

For more information or questions about your health, contact a Physician at Integris Health (<a href="http://www.integrisok.com">IntegrisOK.com</a>)

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