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I am 29 and have had a sore nipple for about 10 days It is

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: I am 29 and have had a sore nipple for about 10 days It is not related to my period My mother and my grandmother both had breast cancer
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: My periods are regular Yes my right nipple is sore and sensitive
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No nothing else
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 13 days ago.

Thanks for using just answer

A sore nipple can be due to infection, inflammation or trauma

However, it can also be a sign of something serious like cancer

You'll need to be seen and examined in person,

if infection, this can be treated with antibiotics or antifungal creams/tablets

otherwise, you will be referred to breast clinic for further tests such as scans