Women's Health Community
Painful Nipple with discharge
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: medical conditions, general health, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Painful Nipple with discharge

I am a 35yo female with sore nipples and pus-like discharge tinged with blood.  This has been occurring for almost 6 months.  After my daily shower, I wipe each nipple with an alcohol wipe trying to prevent or control infection if that is what's causing this. I wear a clean bra every day, never wearing it if the bra has been previously worn. The right nipple is painful and (very) dark purple in color, almost black in some areas with very little sensation on the darkest parts.  The left nipple and areola are dark, but not as dark as the right nipple.  The left nipple/areola also swells and then has watery yellowish discharge from the pores. (I really hope I am describing this correctly)  The left nipple is sore to painful depending on where I am within my monthly cycle.  The right nipple is always painful in areas where I have sensation.  About 6 years ago I had a lump removed from my left breast (benign) with the incision along the areola line. Behind and including the left nipple, it is tender with a hard or dense feeling.  I have always assumed this was just scar tissue from the surgery.  I have not seen a doctor about this because my health insurance is an individual policy with not so great coverage and I'm afraid if I get a diagnosis of something severe like cancer, I would never be eligible for coverage again.  Should I be more concerned or just assume its an infection that won't clear?  Thoughts/opinions/answers? Thanks in advance.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1560616_tn?1294867800
my daughter had that n she had breast mice its small like lumps that move round she went to the doctors and all is well now so go get it checked out x
Blank
1027094_tn?1327433332
You need to see a DR ASAP. That's NOT something to ignore.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom Garden was in, plants thri... Comment
21 mins ago
1386765_tn?1383624932
Blank
pb95 . Comment
52 mins ago
1580318_tn?1430915905
Blank
Shannon79, and specialmom commented on KeeLolo's status
19 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bambily
Albuquerque, NM
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bambily
Albuquerque, NM
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom