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A mole in the areola and a lump in my armpit. Should I be scared now?

A mole in the areola and a lump in my armpit. Should I be scared now?

No: A simple examination by your doctor can at least help differentiate benign looking lesions/ mole, as well as lump/ mass. If needed, your doctor can do other diagnostic test like ultrasound or biopsy. Have yourself examined for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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I had small lump in areola but I checked it many times so it now growed into a disk large lump so what now will it go? Does this mean my t. Is low?

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I had small lump in areola but I checked it many times so it now growed into a disk large lump so what now will it go? Does this mean my t. Is low?

Not necessarily: Go to see your doc and have further examination. If I am not mistaken, you are talking about a breast lump/breast enlargement correct- or gynecomastia. There are different causes of gynecomastia- from hormonal, medication, other disease-such as liver disease, tumor etc. If your doctor thinks that there is a lump there- a mammogram or sonogram of the breast as well as other blood tests can be done. ...Read more

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Very small, round lump under areola while breastfeeding. Nipple quite sore, and occasional deep, aching feeling.

Very small, round lump under areola while breastfeeding. Nipple quite sore, and occasional deep, aching feeling.

Mastitis: Sounds like it could be mastitis (infection of a milk gland). Contact your doctor to help with possibly antibiotics. Also use warm compresses and showers. Let ome o the milk run out. ...Read more

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There is a white spot on my breast by my areola. It's not a lump. It's just flat. Does this mean I have breast cancer?

WHITE PIGMENTATION: Located in your breast areola does not mean you have cancer. Dx is suspicious when you have discharge, eczematoid lesions around areola (pagets), lump with breast calcification during mammogram, etc. ...Read more

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GP found a breast lump under areola, described it as "rubbery and mobile" it's approx. 1/4". Mentioned cancer. Could it be anything else? Sent for US

GP found a breast lump under areola, described it as "rubbery and mobile" it's approx. 1/4". Mentioned cancer. Could it be anything else? Sent for US

Yes: It may be a papilloma, a benign cyst, or any of several other entities. If it is cancer, a small one like this is most often curable. I would urge you to check your own breasts for lumps and get seen if you find a dominant mass. ...Read more

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Tiny dot lump on areola that isn't going away. On other breast, there is an itchy rash under my nipple. What could it be?

Tiny dot lump on areola that isn't going away. On other breast, there is an itchy rash under my nipple. What could it be?

An itchy rash could: Be a yeast or fungal infection. One look is worth a 1000 words and you can probably find a better answer if a knowledgable doctor inspects the area with his own two eyes. ...Read more

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Lump within the areola?

See a doctor: Any lump in the breast requires an examination by a physician. He/she may order an x-ray of the breast called a mammogram or ultrasound to check this lump out. ...Read more

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I can feel a lump within my areola but it is not painful?

Most breast lumps ar: A painless lump means it is not due to infection or inlammation. You should show it to your doctor some time soon especially if it is increasing in size over the next few months. Check it once every week or two and note the size for any increase. That will tell you if it could be something serious. ...Read more

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I had sudden onset of a painful lump near the areola which has turned light pink should I be concerned?

I had sudden onset of a painful lump near the areola which has turned light pink should I be concerned?

Depends: Sudden onset usually means an infection of some kind. Applying heat for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily will often help if that's the case. If that doesn't help, the area should be examined. ...Read more

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I've always had small lumps on areola but have noticed new ones appearing, should I be worried?

I've always had small lumps on areola but have noticed new ones appearing, should I be worried?

Normal: These lumps are called Montgomery glands and are normal. Some women have more prominent Montgomery glands than others. Do not be worried. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Difference between lump and bump an the areola?

Words: They are the same. Neither word is descriptive enough to provide any medical comment or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small hard lump directly under areola in 22 yr old male. What could this be?

See below: This is almost certainly at your age gynecomastia which is a benign lesion if it grows or causes you discomfort see a physician but otherwise it is harmless. ...Read more

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Lately I've found somewhat large hard lumps on both sides of my chest and small puss filled bumps on my areolas. Is this normal?

Staph: You may have a mild staff infection I would try using an antiseptic soap if this does not improve I would let a physician see it and give you a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have found a small hard lump on my daughter's areola. It seems to be close to the skin surface. She says it doesn't hurt. Should I be concerned?

I have found a small hard lump on my daughter's areola. It seems to be close to the skin surface. She says it doesn't hurt. Should I be concerned?

Context?: You get the most from this site when you provide background information followed by a related question. The first thought that comes to mind is the emergence of nipple enlargement on one or both sides as a girl enters puberty. This can emerge from about 9-13. If this fits, fine. If not, please start over with background information. ...Read more

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Noticed small lumps on my areola's (breasts). I think they're Montgomery Tubercles. Should I be worried? Will the lumps disappear, and if so how long?

Montgomery Tubercles: Hi, as you mentioned yourself the bumps could be Montgomery Tubercles which become when stimulated and with hormonal changes. ...Read more

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I'm a medical student nd im worried abt the (cyst/lump) on my both areolas I have them since puberty bt I've always thought they're nothing serious?

Ah, the dangers of: Learning about zebras as well as horses! If the lumps have remained the same size for many years, they are probably benign. They may be a bit of breast tissue. I think you need have your pcp examine them ; tell you if a bx. Is needed. The take-home lesson is that sometimes people just need to know they ; their loved ones are okay, because even a little anxiety can impact daily functioning. ...Read more

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I'm 20 year old female. I have. Lump/bump on both areolas since puberty I guess (one on each) they r hard 2 notice whn areolas constrict in cold?

I'm 20 year old female. I have. Lump/bump on both areolas since puberty I guess (one on each) they r hard 2 notice whn areolas constrict in cold?

What is the question: What is your question specifically? These 'lumps' have been with you for years. What is the concern today? What is prompting the question? ...Read more

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Bodybuilder, never used steroids, having puffy nipples for so long. When pressed inwards Feels there is hollowness under areola, no pain, no lumps.

Bodybuilder, never used steroids, having puffy nipples for so long. When pressed inwards Feels there is hollowness under areola, no pain, no lumps.

Normal variant: Hard to be certain what the problem is without proper examination but on the onset it doesn't sound life- threatening. I'm a bodybuilder myself and nipples can be puffy for any number of reasons. When did this problem begin? How are your father's nipples? Do you have family history of breast disease? Is there any pain about the breasts? ...Read more

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My left nipple sinks on one side when I lay down. Its noticable when I stand up too. I cant find any lumps its like a hole under the skin of my areola?

My left nipple sinks on one side when I lay down. Its noticable when I stand up too. I cant find any lumps its like a hole under the skin of my areola?

See a doctor: A change in the appearance of the nipple or skin of the breast should prompt a doctor visit. Your doctor will perform an examination and guide an evaluation. ...Read more

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My sister noticed a lump in her right breast about 9 months ago and now she noticed a change in the size of the areola. Please what could be the cause?

Breast lump: For this your sister with history of breast lump in the past with changing areola size, need to see a general surgeon for evaluation and management.
Good luck. ...Read more

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During the winter, a small part of areola dried and got flaky. That wound has not healed since two months. There is no pain and lump in either breast?

During the winter, a small part of areola dried and got flaky. That wound has not healed since two months. There is no pain and lump in either breast?

Need Biopsy: Any time a sore or skin leision lasts more than a couple of weeks, esp on your breast, it should be evaluated and most likely you should have a biopsy. Many causes of this some serious some not so much, I'm worried about Paget's disease ...Read more