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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Black dots: Probably just dried secretions within the ducts of your nipple almost like a blackhead.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: May be a benign condition of fibrocystic breast cyst draining from the nipple. But needs an examination with a doctor. If there is bloody discharge fr ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Locke Simons
25 years experience Family Medicine
Just watch: Tiny dot, just noticed, probably nothing but a small mole just appearing. Main thing to do is monitor the spot. If it quickly grows bigger, or changes ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If it hasn't resolve: get it checked.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Black dot on nipple: Blackhead or scab. If does not resolve in 2-3 weeks seek medical attention to make sure not lesion that needs biopsying (rarely melanoma)
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Duct: Likely some type of duct obstructed. Warm moist compresses and gentle message should relieve the obstruction. If the area worsens, gets red or you hav ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Evaluation: Hard to tell without actually seeing it. Get your PCP to take a look
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Blackheads: These sound like blackheads around your nipple, which is not uncommon. These occur due to plugging of oil/sebaceous ducts in the skin, are are not re ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
35 years experience General Practice
Oil gland matter: The breast has sebaceous or oil glands to moisturize the nipple. If the duct to the skin surface gets plugged the oily substance can oxidize and turn ... Read More

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