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hi all !!

just recently my nipples have become sore and for the past 2 days it has been painful to touch , and today i have noticed on my right breast i have alot of dried white flakes under and around my breast

nothing come out when squeezed so i dont think it can be discharge ?

any idea what this actually could be ?

i dont think i could be pregnant cos when i last had sex with my last partner , i took the morning after pill & then went on to have a period + all preganncy tests come back negative.

i have recently started having sex again could it just be irritation ? -
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replied January 11th, 2012
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If you had been sexually active without protection after your last periods, you can be at risk for pregnancy (as suggested by your symptoms). Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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