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why do i have a white spot on one of my nipples

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky White
19 years experience Pediatrics
Glands: It is normal to have white spots on your nipples. These are glands that help lubricate them during nursing. However, if the spot is tender, has pus ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
?: Those pains are so random it is hard to say what is the cause but most likely not anything to be concerned about.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to speculate: "Brown spot" does not give much information that would lead to a reasoned response. Most skin issues require direct visual exam and possibly a biopsy ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Is it black in color: Black moles are sometimes called Beauty spots. But they can be moles(if flat) and a changing mole needs a medical examination from a doctor. Since you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Several options: 1. It could be flourosis from too much flouride accumulating in that area of the tooth while it was developting. 2. It could be from decalcificatio ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Trauma: A sudden occurrence of a purplish red bump is likely from a broken blood vessel as a result of local trauma (a pinch or bite of the tongue, or even fo ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
It : It is unlikely that the brown spots you are describing have anything to do with frequent masturbation. If they have been present since you were a chil ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Tsai
29 years experience Urology
Pain: There is not much to do. It is just from increased blood flow to the area. Also you may want to rest and give it a rest until you feel better
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Marxen
35 years experience Periodontics
Could be many things: It could be a traumatic papilloma. Non cancerous. It could be a mucocele which is a clear build up of saliva from a damaged salivary duct. This can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not much info.: It could be a clot or tissue from the lining of the uterus that has been passed.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Montgomery Glands.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Possibly .......: It could possibly be a vein (blood vessel) that is close to the surface. Like photo enclosed. If not, then, possibly you traumatized the area and h ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If this just arose, it may be a viral ulceration or exudate associated with a bacterial or viral infection. If it has been there awhile and/or enlarg ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatitis: Sounds like an allergic or local skin reaction. Try some over the counter cortisone cream or anti histamine. If not better soon, see an MD.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to Doctor: I am sure you do not need us to tell you, but if you are in pain and there is something wrong you go see your family physician.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Berger
39 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Montgomery Glands: They are called montgomery glands or aereola skin glands. There function is believed to be to lubericate the nipple for breast feeding. They may be un ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
See urologist: Seeking the help of a urologist who can examine your brown lump, and make a diagnosis is the best way to proceed.
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Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
See dermatologist : Without examining your skin it's hard to say exactly what the cause of the skin change is. After minor skin injury, many people can develop more pigme ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: Recurrent urinary tract infections can be due to an underlying urinary tract problem. This requires further evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
?Montgomery Glands?: On areola/ nipple?
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: With skin conditions we really need to see them, feel them in order to try and help you. Best to see your doctor for evaluation.
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
Probable taste buds: These are probably taste buds and should be there. It is always good to check with your dentist to be sure they are normal. They should appear the s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Keep clean & dry: Leave it alone, other than keeping the area clean with soap and water and drying thoroughly after washing. It may be just an errant pimple. Unrelated ... Read More

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