Medical Questions > Cancer > Breast Cancer Forum

Is a Hard Nipple Abnormal?

Must Read
Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. But what types of breast cancer are possible?...
Why do some women get breast cancer and others don't? Click here to learn what risks you can avoid....
Do you know the warning signs for breast cancer? When should you see your doctor about possible breast cancer symptoms? More information here....
User Profile
my nipples are not usually hard unless there is a cold stimuli or something. My left nipple has been hard pretty much all the time, for a week. Is this a sign of a problem?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied August 17th, 2006
Breast Cancer Answer A1335
A hard nipple is not a sign of a serious problem. A dragged nipple, however, could be a serious problem. I recommend you visit your GP for a physical examination (inspection and palpation) for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Breast Cancer , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.