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My Nipple Has A Protruding Areola
I had breast aug surgery in 2005--I have noticed that my left breast, just below areola, appears bruised--like a hickey. Ideas?
What causes a bruise: There are many things that can cause a bruise. Surgery certainly does, but this resolves quickly. On the other end of the spectrum, imminent breast implant exposure can present as a bluish discoloration of the skin. The best course of action is to see your doctor and get examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby has 1 hard lump behind left nipple. Left nipple is inverted. Just noticed 2 weeks ago. Lump might be getting bigger. Almost 4 months. Cancer?
No: Breast cancer does not occur in young children. Rather the breast has not developed at a young age and behind the nipple the precursor tissue or breast bud is noted. In some it is larger than others but still is the source from which the breast grows. To many cases or biopsy not realizing the significance of the lump has removed all potential for breast development in the future. ...Read more
I'm 20 and from time to time my left breast has been itchy around the nipple/ areola, i noticed there was a dark peeling spot near the areola. Help?
My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be
Normally different: Although most parts of our body have left and right counterparts, their size may vary. ie. Ears may be slightly higher on one side than the other. It is normal to have areolas different in size. It is a normal variant if this is not a new change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both breasts sharp pain, bruise underneath the nipples, nipples inverted, a little white discharge?
My left breast has a rash round the nipple it's itchy sore and sometimes weeps . I also have a red marks on my breast . It also looks a different size?
See a doctor: You may have an infection. You should see your doctor especially if you have a change in the size of your breast ...Read more
My 11 year old daughter has a tender lump beside her right nipple, not under the nipple. Is this the beginning of thelarche
Congrats! Puberty: It certianly sounds like pubertal changes breast tisuue can begin anywhere in the breast area during puberty - it does not have to start right under the nipple. Tender is good too, although she may not think so. It's the non-tender breast masses that would be of more concern. And usually one side starts before the other (usually the dominant hand), so the fact it's just one side is ok to start. ...Read more
My left breast has gotten bigger and there is a lump on my areola with a bright red vein looking mark going across part of my chest and it is tender?
Mastitis vs tumor: Your complaints are worrisome and firstly you have to see your fd/gyn asap to rule out infection and treat with antibiotics if not better or resolved within one or two wks then you need biopsy to rule our inflammatory breat tumor although it is rare but do happen in your age group. Good luck and act soono ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
24yrs old, lost roughly 20lbs, right breast very wrinkly, has bumps on areola/whitish bumps on nipple.Left breast slightly wrinkled, nipple inverted.
Is the nipple: inversion new? If yes - would have this medically checked. The bumps on nipple and areola are likely to be Montgomery Glands. ...Read more
Large, firm bulge under left nipple (inside left breast) hurts to touch and there's a red mark surrounding the nipple. I'm 16, should I see a doctor?
Exam needed: It is impossible to give you reassurance without an exam. Please call your DR and get it scheduled. That will give you piece of mind and also the correct DX and treatment if needed. ...Read more
I have pain in my right breast. Slightly inverted nipple, like just a crease line. When i lean forward, my areola obscures my nipple. Gp not concerned?
If this is something: ...new and the pain is continuous, rather than cyclic, the prudent thing would be to get a mammogram. The nipple sticking to your breast tissue when you lean forward is an unusual finding. Especially if this worries you, bring it up with your GP. Sometimes, simply knowing that everything is okay is, in itself, very "therapeutic." Best wishes. Dr. A. ...Read more
I had an ingrown hair on my left areola. Now it is a green-yellow-brown (the areola). Is that normal?
On my left breast, the nipple is being pulled inwards, the skin around it is puckering, i can feel a hard, large lump under the nipple. Is this bad?
It's fairly common : For a girl to have a unilateral "breast bud" under the nipple & areola at her age. Sometimes it can be sore from being a little inflamed. If it really bothers her or is in an unusual spot, let her pediatrician check it out. Generally, it requires no treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on right nipple (male). Squeezed tip of nipple and white puss came out. Was it just a pimple on my nipple?
My daughter is 11 years old. She has a painful pimple like bump under her nipple of her breast. What could it be?
Breast bud? Abscess?: You're describing a "pimple-like" mass under the nipple in a preadolescent. If there's actually any drainage, or if there is redness or expanding borders, it may be an infection such as an abscess or cellulitis, requiring medical intervention. If none of these markers exist and there's simply a lump behind the nipple, this is a common finding, associated with fluctuating hormones. Your call! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently noticed a skin tag like outgrowth on my nipple. Now it has slightly increased in size. It is the same color as my nipple. what could it be?
Skin tag: it could just be that a skin tag but I would have a physician take a look to be sure ...Read more
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