Advice 1: What is the purpose of nipples in men

Many people are interested in why men need nipples? After all, the human body no unnecessary bodies. And vestige of the body which has lost its function in the process of evolution, male nipples are not. They will never fulfill no purpose and is absolutely not required by the representatives of the stronger sex.
What is the purpose of nipples in men

Why do men have nipples: pseudoscientific version



Immediately is to say that the question "Why do men have nipples?" of modern scientists can not yet give an exact answer. However, there are a few common and incorrect versions.

The male nipple is an erogenous zone, which performs the function of arousal in sex. How reliable is this answer? If you conduct a survey among the representatives of the stronger sex, you can hear a variety of responses – both positive and negative, and neutral. Not all men are Horny when their nipples are caressed. Some touching this part of the chest can cause a different feeling, from disgust to irritation.

Nipples need men for beauty. This stereotype historically in the minds of many people. In most cases, the laws of nature are not aimed at aesthetics, and all the human organs and the appearance of his body more "work" to ensure viability and survival. To represent the male chest without nipples very hard. At least in the human mind the man with no nipples looks unsightly. However, this version is unlikely to justify the presence of male nipples.

This part of the body need a man in order to fight with the enemy to cause him severe pain and humiliation. It is known that sensitive nipples – quite vulnerable and painful area. In addition, the infliction of pain and a feeling of weakness in the understanding of the representatives of the stronger sex is, in its way, the humiliation. Hardly what a man likes when his nipples begin to twist, pinching or biting. However, on the body there is a lot more painful and vulnerable places, injuries which can bring not only unbearable pain, but disruption of the functioning of vital organs. Such vulnerable zones on the male body include the penis and groin area.

The following answer to the question "Why do men have nipples?" is a mythical origin. According to this version, the first humans were hermaphrodites who have purchased sexual characteristics after a while. All hermaphrodites had Breasts, but in males it has ceased to grow because of uselessness and remained in the form of nipples. However, this version also has no scientific justification.

According to an earlier scientific theory, the original purpose of the male nipple is breast-fed offspring. This version was based on the fact that the female and male mammary glands have similar structure, therefore we can draw an analogy between their functional purpose.

Proponents of this theory argued that in the evolution of feeding offspring, Breasts of males was not required, and because of this, the mammary glands in men ceased to grow. But if you look at other mammals, for example primates, we can say that males never had the function of "nurse." Therefore this version is considered incorrect.

Why do men have nipples: scientific version



Here is another answer. 10-15 weeks of fetal development, embryos still do not have gender differences. And only at this time there is a change of hormonal background, and then, on the basis of girl or boy is a fruit, there is also a change in gender. The nipples themselves are formed much earlier than appears to change the hormonal background.

This research explains why men have nipples appear, but not able to accurately answer the question of why the representative of the stronger sex they need.

Advice 2: Why do men have Breasts with nipples

What women need Breasts with nipples clear – the mother should feed the baby the milk flows through the nipples. Male offspring suckle - so he doesn't need one?
Why do men have Breasts with nipples
From little boys and girls Breasts look the same. With age in girls under the influence of the hormone estrogen (produced in ovaries and adrenals) chest develops. In the male body the hormone estrogen is also present (produced by the adrenal glands), but the number is not enough for full development of breast tissue. Excessive breast development in men, pathology, and medicine called gynecomastia. Causes gynecomastia a lot (more than 30), but the most common is an imbalance of the testosterone–estrogen.

In men, the breast tissue is functionally protects against damage to the heart and lungs. But the heart and lungs protects even more hard tissue – bone, in the form of ribs.

Versions of the presence of Breasts with nipples in men is a lot for visual appeal, as erogenous zone, how vulnerable men and even the mythical (we all were once hermaphrodites). In fact, the answer is you can get by tracing the embryonic development of man. Up to 8 weeks of fetal life between the embryos, male and female, no difference. During this period, all embryos have nipples. After 8 weeks under the influence of hormones, the embryo begins to develop in either the female or the male type, therefore, the nipples of both sexes. A similar process is observed in all mammals, including humans.

Advice 3: What sore nipples in men

Nipple soreness in men often occurs due to hormonal failure or due to the development of the breast cancer. Other causes of health problems are diseases of the pituitary gland, testes, adrenal glands, gynecomastia and diabetes.
Pain in the nipples after 60 years may be a sign of breast cancer

Pain in the nipples in men as a sign of mastitis


Nipple soreness in men is not a rare phenomenon. Often, such a deviation worried them still in their Teens, due to hormonal disbalance. Normal puberty in boys breast to grow should not, however, as a result of hormonal imbalance growing of the alveolar tissue in the breast can lead to an increase it in size. To pain joined by a mucous or purulent discharge from the nipple and seal the lymph nodes. Such changes serve as a basis for the diagnosis "mastitis" for men, "gynecomastia" - for adolescent boys.
Prevention of diseases of the nipples in men is a rejection of bad habits, rational organization of work and rest, proper nutrition. If all the medical recommendations, the disease will be successfully defeated.


Soreness in the nipples as a symptom of breast cancer in men


Cancer of the nipple breast cancer usually develops in men older than 60 years of age. Another name for the disease – Paget's disease. Diagnosis and treatment easier by the fact that a development of this malignant process is not rapidly but gradually. Thus, the disease is recognized in its earliest stages.

The first signs of cancer of the nipple in men are:
- itching and peeling;
- puffiness;
- redness;
- the emergence of land erosion;
- swollen lymph nodes in the armpit from the nipple of the patient;
- pain in the nipples, increasing due to the development of oncological process.

If you have ulcers on the nipple and surrounding areola male body is additionally affected by a bacterial infection. In this case, for the proper purpose of treatment of cancer of the nipple should be differentiated from microbial eczema. But the main feature of Paget's disease is considered rapid germination of the tissues of the gland with subsequent spread to the neighbouring tissues.
Treatment of Paget's disease is carried out in the Oncology clinic. After surgery, the patient is administered courses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.


To what doctor should contact man with pain in the nipples?


Despite the increased sensitivity, sore nipples in men should not. As the first alarming changes should consult a mammologist, oncologist, endocrinologist or urologist. If the cause of the illness will be within the competence of a particular specialist, the diagnosis, the patient will be installed, or will be collected by a medical Commission. As you identify the factor that caused the changes in breast gland, the patient will be offered ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and delivery of the piece of affected tissue for histological examination.
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