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areola enlarged on one breast

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No Prob: This is a variation of normal. Montgomery glands are as simple as sebaceous cysts. Nothing needs to be done. Observe for now. Watch for redness, heat, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
New condition?: If you always had a different size, it is usually a congenital anomaly and normal. If it was always relatively the same size and one is now larger, th ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Areola change ?: A difference in one breast's areola vs. the other can occur in normal development. See the child's pediatrician to be certain.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Relax: Women with pale skin usually have visible veins, especially on the breasts.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Is the nipple: inversion new? If yes - would have this medically checked. The bumps on nipple and areola are likely to be Montgomery Glands.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience in Radiology
Not likely: With that said, breast pain and redness of the breast can be associated with cancer. More commonly this is associated with mastitis (infection of the ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Spontaneously?: You need to see a breast surgeon to find out the causes. Good luck!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sounds suspicious: It sounds suspicious for an infection, you need to see your MD and might need antibiotics.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
See a doctor: I cannot tell here what kind of breast lump you have. It could be a benign cyst or skin cyst. It could be something else. The nipple discharge sounds ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience in Phlebology
That is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticu ... Read More
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A 110-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: The illustration to the right depicts the stages of breast development. You are almost there.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Breast exam: Please see your doctor for comprehensive breast exam -- breast cancer is treatable when found early.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Have an exam: Pea-sized lumps in both breasts are very unlikely to be cancer. This could be fibrocystic breast disease (benign cysts that come and go), or you may b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Recurrence or mets: You should check with your oncologist for possibility of lymph node metastasis.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience in General Surgery
? Fibrocystic Breast: Could be fibrocystic breast disease. This is a reason for tenderness. Can be treated with tighter, more supportive bra (sports), ibuprofen, etc. Fi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
See doctor: Please find a breast specialist in your area. You need an in person evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Normal: variation: no 2 breasts are created equal ( unless surgically enhanced. Varies from woman to woman.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
48 years experience in Neonatology
Call your OB: Congratulations on breastfeeding. It is possible that a skin rash, including a yeast infection can develop when a large breast and the chest wall are ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Can....: It can....
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Young
57 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unclear : You need images to know about the proper diagnosis, but the lymph nodes normally in your armpits are swollen, but look harmless.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Possibly: A new breast lump, even in a younger woman, needs to be thoroughly evaluated as it might be cancerous. Please see a doctor. The best place to start ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Multiple possible: Hi. If you have a genetic risk for breast cancer (e.g., one of the BRCA gene mutations, and other genes too), multifocal breast cancer is more likely ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
may be abscess: At 17yo, may be a skin abscess. Need to have it evaluated by a dr. To be sure and get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. Good luck.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liengkong Siew
53 years experience in Gynecology
Lump mastitis: For your age any signs of infection you should see your GYn or F/d asap especially with lumpy breasts and if confirm infection it should be treated wi ... Read More

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