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A 41-year-old member asked:

i have a pimple like thing on my areola. what is this?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Watch if it changes: It depnds on the color, size and consistency and if it is painful or painless. If it is larger than a pea size, is painless and feels hard, i would advise you to get your doctor to examine you and advise you further. If it is softer, watch if it grows in size over the next 3-4 weeks. If it does not change, you can watch it for another month or two. But anything that is getting bigger needs an exam.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It might be a : Montgomery gland. They are bumps that contain white material. If it becomes swollen, red, painful, hot - please have it evaluated to ensure that you don't have an infection.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the white substance that comes out of the areola and the pimple like bumps?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably sebum: Sebum is the little bits of creamy oil from glands in certain parts of the body's skin. Sebum keeps the skin waterproof, soft, and free of cracks.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

Areola-i have bumps which are like pimples. Why and what is this and is it normal?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, those are glands of montgomery arranged around the areola in a circle.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I have this one pimple-like thing on my right areola. Should i be worried?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Montgomery Gland?: Unless it is swollen, red or painful then it may be a montgomery glands (areolar skin glands) which would be normal.

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