Anyone experienced nipple soreness post menopause?

Posted by margaret902 @margaret902, Sep 23, 2012

I am 58, post menopausal. Within about the last week my nipples have become tender, similar to how it used to feel before or on my period. They also are more flat, and the aereola is less pink than normal. They used to change with temperature, but now seem to be more flattened out in general. I don't feel sick otherwise, and am not on any medications. Anyone out there who has experienced this kind of change or tenderness?

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Hi! I’m really surprised that nobody ever responded to your question. I’m experiencing the same thing. I wonder what the results were with you! I can’t imagine we’re the only two people who’ve experienced this! I hope it was nothing and all is well with you! Be blessed!! Beverly G

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I face the similar problem since past week. I am 54 and postmenopausal.

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@jkhambati

I face the similar problem since past week. I am 54 and postmenopausal.

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Hi, @jkhambati – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Since you are dealing with this nipple soreness, I'm bringing in some other members who may have thoughts about this symptom, like @jadillow @trixie1313 @cindylb @becsbuddy @summertime @gingerw. Have you also experienced other symptoms, @jkhambati?

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I'm not quite understanding this question. Did you get diagnosed with breast cancer? Or are you just post-menopausal?

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Hi, @trixie1313 – thanks for joining this discussion to offer help and support, and sorry for any confusion. @jkhambati mentioned being 54 and postmenopausal in this Connect Women's Health thread called "Nipple soreness in postmenopausal women." She mentioned having the same problems as @margaret902, the first member to post in this discussion – cited as nipples that are more sore, tender and flattened out, with the areola is less pink than normal, with no other illness and no medications being taken.

I'm hoping that @jkhambati will return and provide a few more details. @jkhambati – will you let @trixie1313 and others in this discussion know any other relevant context about your concerns about the nipples? I believe you are indicating you are post-menopausal but don't have any medical conditions currently?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @trixie1313 – thanks for joining this discussion to offer help and support, and sorry for any confusion. @jkhambati mentioned being 54 and postmenopausal in this Connect Women's Health thread called "Nipple soreness in postmenopausal women." She mentioned having the same problems as @margaret902, the first member to post in this discussion – cited as nipples that are more sore, tender and flattened out, with the areola is less pink than normal, with no other illness and no medications being taken.

I'm hoping that @jkhambati will return and provide a few more details. @jkhambati – will you let @trixie1313 and others in this discussion know any other relevant context about your concerns about the nipples? I believe you are indicating you are post-menopausal but don't have any medical conditions currently?

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The soreness may just be change in hormones for post-menopausal. But always be aware of any other symptoms. My nipple and breast kept itching and then just due to happenstance, I felt a lump at which time I had ultrasound and biopsy showing invasive breast cancer. Again, it could just be hormonal changes, but be aware of your body. If your breasts are dense, ask mammogrram tech to do magnification of breasts during mammogram as regular mammogram does not always pick up lesions in that instance.

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@jkhambati

I face the similar problem since past week. I am 54 and postmenopausal.

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I, too, have and have had for last 5-6 years, terribly sore nipples, flattened and pale in color. I am postmenopausal have regular mammograms which have been normal. I am wondering if a postmenopausal woman can actually have estrogen dominance.

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@oldertoo

I, too, have and have had for last 5-6 years, terribly sore nipples, flattened and pale in color. I am postmenopausal have regular mammograms which have been normal. I am wondering if a postmenopausal woman can actually have estrogen dominance.

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Yes they can – I had complete hysterectomy (ovaries & uterus) removed at age 44 and am now 67. Was shocked at breast biopsy to find out that I was 91%-100% estrogen receptor positive. Keep undergoing mammograms and if you have dense breasts, ask for magnification views to rule out any lesions. Also be sure to do your own monthly breast checks.

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@lisalucier

Hi, @trixie1313 – thanks for joining this discussion to offer help and support, and sorry for any confusion. @jkhambati mentioned being 54 and postmenopausal in this Connect Women's Health thread called "Nipple soreness in postmenopausal women." She mentioned having the same problems as @margaret902, the first member to post in this discussion – cited as nipples that are more sore, tender and flattened out, with the areola is less pink than normal, with no other illness and no medications being taken.

I'm hoping that @jkhambati will return and provide a few more details. @jkhambati – will you let @trixie1313 and others in this discussion know any other relevant context about your concerns about the nipples? I believe you are indicating you are post-menopausal but don't have any medical conditions currently?

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I just jumped online to learn more about this as I’m experiencing the same. I’m 57 and 4 years post-menopausal with no other issues or medications.

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@nolano

I just jumped online to learn more about this as I’m experiencing the same. I’m 57 and 4 years post-menopausal with no other issues or medications.

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Hello, @nolano, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That sounds quite uncomfortable, and I'd want to figure it out, too.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information about breast pain in general https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/breast-pain/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350426

Hoping that members here like @trixie1313 @oldertoo @jkhambati @beverly0223 may have some thoughts for you on why this may be happening and next steps. I'd also like you to meet @baxtersmom.

When did your nipple soreness start? Is it constant or is it off and on?

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@lisalucier, @nolano, Good afternoon, I am jumping in here to crash this party. I am a caregiver for a prostate cancer patient. He and another co-radiation buddy both have developed painful nipples and breast tissue around the nipples. You can actually feel the denseness in the area around the nipple. It is only in the left breast.

Jay contacted his local PCP and went in so he could check it out. He blew it off as if it just couldn't be….told him not to be concerned. Bob went to Mayo and they took him through mammograms and other tests. The bottom line: this is a side effect of Lupron that seems to appear after treatment. Jay had Lupron in 2016 before radical prostate surgery. Bob had Lupron after his surgery(?) and radiation treatment in 2019. Both of them noticed the pain and tissue changes earlier this year (2020). So you say it is hormonal. It evidently is. I am going to check in with those two again to see what else they know.

Have a day with only joy, no pain.
Chris

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@lisalucier

Hi, @trixie1313 – thanks for joining this discussion to offer help and support, and sorry for any confusion. @jkhambati mentioned being 54 and postmenopausal in this Connect Women's Health thread called "Nipple soreness in postmenopausal women." She mentioned having the same problems as @margaret902, the first member to post in this discussion – cited as nipples that are more sore, tender and flattened out, with the areola is less pink than normal, with no other illness and no medications being taken.

I'm hoping that @jkhambati will return and provide a few more details. @jkhambati – will you let @trixie1313 and others in this discussion know any other relevant context about your concerns about the nipples? I believe you are indicating you are post-menopausal but don't have any medical conditions currently?

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Am a 48 yr.old women postmenopausal.
I have always had sensitive nipples but as I get older and now less menstrual cyclees, I have to wear nipple covers all the time. And my nipples are red and sore . Is there any help for this?

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