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During pregnency in the aerola has small pimple like swelling . is it normal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Probably : The montgomery glands on the areolas become larger during pregnancy. They contain a material that maintains lubrication of the nipple ; surrounding tissue. If the bump becomes red, warm, tender, swollen or has pus then it may be infected and would require medical attention.

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Last updated Oct 6, 2013

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