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how can a woman restore sensation in her nipples/breast?
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An_247283 posted:
since my last pregnancy in 2005, i have no sensation in my breast when stimulated. If anything, it hurts. I am 43 years old and I know I'm not a spring chicken, but I'm not giving up that easy. Is there any exercise, weight lifting, or creams that might work? If so please let me in on it.

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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear An: A literature search on the loss of nipple sensitivity at the National Library of Medicine site yielded citations about loss of sensation after breast reduction or augmentation surgery. I also found a citation about decreased nipple sensation as a side effect of antidepressant use. If there are other neurological symptoms (eg numbness, facial/eyelid drooping) there many be an underlying neurologic condition.

Since I could not find any helpful scientific studies on your question, here is a link to a discussion by other women who have your same symptoms:

http://forums.webmd.com/3/gynecology-exchange/forum/13568/1 5

Yours,
Jane

PS In my clinical experience I have noted that women have complained of decreased sensitivity with approaching menopause.
J


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