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Yellow inside nipples

I don't know how to explain it but sometimes, but only for a day, I'll have yellow inside my nipple. It's not like discharge.. I don't think.. because it doesn't leak and it's not wet.. it's hard.. it doesn't hurt I just want to know why and what it is. I just recently had a breast exam.. and everything came back fine. I've had this before, a few times. I'm 18 years old if that helps any?

If anyone can help explain I'd really appreciate it!!
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replied July 25th, 2008
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Sometimes it could be dirt that 'collects' in the nipple however just to be sure why not go to the doctor and have it check btw do you a self-brest examining yourself every month after your period, it helps to check for any changes such as lump etc.
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replied September 3rd, 2008
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can u scrape it out with your fingernail i have the same thing its just dead skin that collects because if u look your nipple is not all solid so milk can come through later in life when u have a baby
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replied September 4th, 2008
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Sorry if I offened anyone but please do not scrape it with you fingernail because I did it a few times and what happened after that my nipple felt sore so the best way is to wash it away with water when you shower
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