I am a 48 year old woman with a partial hystorectomy, who is experiencing very sensitive nipples. I can't evn brush up against something without pain. My nipples have always been sensitive and can only be touched very lightly,and through clothing is more pleasurable, but this is worse by far. I have been sexually active for years and have 3 children. Since my divorce I have not been sexually active for a few months. My doctor says I am showing signs of the very beginning menopause, but I'm not sure that has anything to do with it. Is there a reason why this is happening?