reproductive health


Question by  VictoriaWallace28 (63)

What could cause a 48 year old females nipples to be sore and leaking?

My nipples are sore and leaking at age 48.


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

If you are post menopausial it can be a source of concern and you should talk to your doctor. If you are still menstruating, there could be a possibility of pregnancy. Leaking and sore nipples are a sign of pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test, if negative see doctor.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

Inflammation of glands and/or ducts and more major health concerns such as cancer may cause these symptoms. Definitely visit a doctor for this and get a mammogram to be safe.


Answer by  dingosan8 (407)

One cause could be a fluctuation in hormones. Also your ducts could be clogged, or there may be cysts present in the tissue.


Answer by  iggylizard (352)

You could be either pregnant, which is what is sounds like. Or you could have a mammary infection. You should probably see a physician.


Answer by  mani (813)

The breast problem may occur due to gaining and losing of weight,emotional stress, prolonged inactivity, excessive amounts of salt,fat and caffeine. The growth in breast tissue are stimulated due to surge of estrogen and proesterone. Sore in the breast may also occur due to ducts in the breasts.

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