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breast swelling

Hi My nipples have been  very painful the last 3 days...As i take a look at them today, the nipples are actually swollen, with the aerola  swollen....The breast dont hurt just the nipples along with the aeorolas.. Looks like the ducts are swollen.. Can you tell me whats causing this?
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Hi.  Since the nipple swelling is just a recent event, occurring within the past three days, this may be due to an ongoing infection.  The nipples can also swell as a result of the normal hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle.  Estrogen (the female hormone) increases as menstruation approaches, and this may cause the breasts, along with the nipples to take up fluid and swell.
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