Having sore and sensitive nipples is often believed to be a sign of pregnancy or the nearing of the monthly menstrual period. This is in a way true for some people, but, it is not the only reason you may experience such discomfort.
Mothers with babies may sometimes experience some kind of pain in the nipples due to breastfeeding. Reason for experiencing sore nipples are usually taken lightly but, there might also be health treating issues causing such that you may have to urgently attend to.
Non profit multi- speciality academic medical centre Cleveland Clinic shares that even though rare, sore nipples can be caused by a more serious condition like cancer thus it is always important to visit your doctor whenever you feel some pain.
Below are three other causes of sore nipples shared by American medical information and news hub Medical News Today.
Friction is one of the common cases of sore nipples, shares the information hub. This often is caused by your clothes rubbing on clothes or a bra that doesn’t fit properly. This might also end up to your nipples bleeding and with your skin chapped and dry, the hub adds.
If your nipples are sore you might also be suffering from yeast infection of the nipple. This is a fungal infection that is caused by Candida albicans adds the hub.
Causes of the yeast infection varry from damage caused by antibiotics, damage to the tissue that surrounding the nipple or purely, a history of fungal yeast infection.
Sexual contact may also cause sore nipples the hub adds, this is due to the body friction that occurs during intimacy.This is nothing to worry about as the pain doesn’t last long, adds the hub.
Also see: A guide to taking care of your breasts