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Dr. David, Board Certified MD
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DrI have had very sore nipples three weeks.

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Hello Dr
I have had very sore nipples for approx three weeks. I am a male and saw my dr a week ago and she said she thought it may be where I am overweight or my shirt is rubbing it. She gave me some hydroxyzine cream and although this reduces the soreness fir a while it does come back. My nipples are not lumpy or red etc . I am v worried .
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

you should ask your doctor to get your blood prolactin levels checked.

high blood prolactin levels can cause increased breast growth in men and also nipple discharge and nipple sensitivity.

you should also have your testosterone and thyroid hormone levels checked.

abnormal thyroid hormone levels can cause weight gain for you.

you should work towards diet and exercise to help you loose weight.

let me know if you have questions.

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