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I am 18 years old and I have a problem with my nipple. It is swollen enough that you can see the areola anymore, its a completely different colour than my left one and is super irritating. It has been like this for around 7 months now. I went to a GP and they didn't know what it was so they referred me to a hospital which I am going to in a few days. I cant help but feel nervous.


Any reasons why its like this?


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replied September 10th, 2018
Breasts Answer A64380
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the underlying cause for the altered appearance of nipple that you describe without further evaluation. Do not delay your visit to your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation. Look out for development of other symptoms like fever, radiating pain or worsening of pain, changes in skin covering breasts, other changes in nipple, etc. If there has been history of breast cancer in your family, getting a screening mammogram along with tumor marker test done will be helpful to predict your chances of developing breast cancer. Further treatment options would be discussed with your treating doctor/gynecologist based on examination findings and investigation results. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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