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sore nipples after no period for three years

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im 47 i have not had a period for three years .just started to get sore nipples what does this mean ...

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replied August 21st, 2012
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Postmenopausal breast pain or nipple soreness can be due to hormonal changes, presence of cysts, infections, cancerous changes, increase in estrogen production, water retention caused by hormonal changes etc. Look out for development of discharge from nipples (pus, blood tinged discharge or milk discharge). Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further thorough evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the soreness in nipples that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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