Are Your Nipples Supposed To Hurt When They Get Hard? If Not, What Might Cause This?


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Melinda Michael answered
That depends, really. Sometimes, at certain points in your menstrual cycle, your breasts will feel more sensitive than usual. This can make it painful when they're touched, and is the most likely explanation for your discomfort.

What Else Can Cause Nipple Pain?
Nipple pain can be caused by a number of things.

If the pain doesn't go away after a few days, then I'd suggest seeking medical advice from your doctor, as there's always a risk that it could be something serious like cancer, or an early sign of pregnancy.

It's also possible that your boyfriend is just being too rough with your nipples - breasts are sensitive things, and they can bruise quite easily!

As with many medical problems, you'll often end up scaring yourself into a panic if you search your symptoms online. Instead, try to keep calm, and remember that it's not likely to be anything serious.

If you find that the pain gets worse, then visit your doctor for a check-up. It's better to be safe than sorry!
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Anonymous answered
Yes, you are right, when nipples are hard, they hurt. Sometimes the entire breast will hurt, and sometimes only the nipple will.

This can be due to hormonal changes in different phases of the menstrual cycle. Usually, this is due to progesterone sensitivity, and is one of symptoms of pregnancy and premenstrual syndrome. This causes breast tenderness.
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Anonymous answered
It can either mean you're pregnant or you're about to start your period.
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Anonymous answered

I'm at school and I the middle of class my nipples hurt

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