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Men Nipples Bleeding
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by thetrish, Nov 07, 2006
I recently helped at the ing nyc marathon 06 and notice many of the male runners where bleeding. I asked several of my male friends and family members and none of them knew. Why and How do men nipples bleed?

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by Jules_za, Nov 08, 2006
new shirt and friction?
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by lhowell, Nov 08, 2006
I agreee with Jules...when my father-in-law ran marathons, he had to put band-aids over his nipples to keep his shirt from rubbing the skin off the nipples.
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by Fred's Dad, Nov 19, 2006
Bingo!  You figured it out!

26.2 Miles of running with fabric rubbing up against a man's nipples will indeed rub the nipples raw and cause the bleeding.  I am a triathlete,endurance cyclist (100 plus mile events) and marathoner.  Band Aides over the nipples prevent the rubbing or chaffing.  I never leave home without my band aides.  

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by Ironheart, Jan 05, 2010
A related discussion, nipples hurting/burning was started.
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by Malhi, Feb 20, 2010