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My nipples are so sore that even putting on a bra is hurting me. I'm not on any kind of hormones nor am I taking any kind of meds. Any ideas? They seem to be very sensitive all of a sudden. OUCH!!!

Fri. Jun 23, 10:55pm

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I"ve never experienced it, but I remember reading that some people experience soreness shortly before or during their period. Maybe that's the problem? You might try calling a nurse hotline and asking.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 11:01 PM

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Are you SURE you aren't pregnant? That is one of the first things most women notice.

On a whole different continum: If you're exercising more, your bra might be irritating your nipples and causing too much friction. Try different ones for a few days.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 11:18 PM

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This is exactly what happen to me when I was pregnant.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 11:38 PM

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This happened to me when I got off Depo-Provera and again when I got off the patch. It possibly is hormones and seems to be related to increased amounts of estrogen. And it is a classic sign of pregnancy - my doctor tested me several times since it took months for it to subside.

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 3:56 AM

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Yeah I too have this. Has a lot to do with birth control I think. I'm for sure not pregnant either.

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 3:53 PM

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Are you doing any kind of high-impact exercise that might cause rubbing against the fabric of your bra or shirt or whatever? That could cause heightened sensitivity & soreness (it's a problem some runners have).

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 5:10 PM

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Hi, I'm the OP. I'm sure I'm not pregnant but I have been playing tennis lately for hours at a time and sweating a lot. This could be it. Everyone has me nervous about the pregnancy thing. I have a home pregnancy test, I'll do it in the morning. Otherwise, I will try a different bra.

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 8:07 PM

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I dont think it has anything to do with someone's bra personally. I often workout without a bra or frankly anything on. I think its more of a time of the month kinda thing. Additionally if your husband/bf gets a bit to rough you can feel it a few days after it occurs.

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 8:11 PM

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I used to have this happen to me and it was hormones. I started taking evening primrose and it went away.

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 10:48 PM

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If you're playing tennis alot, try buying some "bodyglide" and "lubricating" the nipples with it. It will reduced the chafing and friction and should help to stop it from being as irritated.

Another thing is a green box of what's called "bag balm" used on cow's udders & teats to relieve irritation and cracked nipples... It's kind of like a rather thick grease, but it contains an antiseptic ointment. I use it in the wintertime on cracked fingers (from doing ceramics and the dryness of the cold weather.) You could probably put it at night so that it doesn't get too greasy and it should help!

Saturday, June 24, 2006, 11:33 PM

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