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Recently my Montgomery glands have become very prominent, my areola is sore, but only in my right breast. What could be the cause of this?

Recently my Montgomery glands have become very prominent, my areola is sore, but only in my right breast. What could be the cause of this?

Causes: Could be some irritation of the nipple area from a new bra or some form of friction of the area. Would still consider pregnancy as a possible cause. Premenstrual breast pain, while often bilateral can be one sided as well. ...Read more

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I have a sore areola, what do you think it is?

I have a sore areola, what do you think it is?

? Runner: If you are a runner this could make your nipples sore. Do not use soap in this area. If vaseline or aquaphor does not help you can try an over the counter cortisone ointment.If you are still not better i would see a dermatologist for a prescription cream. ...Read more

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Sore areola on right breast. It has been sore for a couple of years now. I mentioned it to Dr's but they always dismiss it. What could it be? N/O symp

Sore areola on right breast. It has been sore for a couple of years now. I mentioned it to Dr's but they always dismiss it. What could it be? N/O symp

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor to determine if any work up or testing is needed. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. Consider seeing a breast specialist if you feel your concerns are not being heard ...Read more

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Shooting pain every so often under left arm leading to chest muscle above areola. Like if sore.

Shooting pain every so often under left arm leading to chest muscle above areola. Like if sore.

Chest pains: regardless if is due to anxiety or muscle pain. The pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP is warranted. Rec.: see your PCP for further investigation or referral to cardiologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Small white bump on my areola for a month(I'm breastfeeding) that only hurt the last few days. It broke and is really sore, what should I do?

Warm compresses: will likely help the area drain and relieve the pain. If worsening, you should consult physician ...Read more

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I am post menopausal, take estradiol for two months now. Since yesterday I have sore nipples and areolas. Is this from estradiol? Or ?

Estradiol: Estradiol (and all estrogens) can make the breast glandular tissue tender and swollen. If the discomfort continues, you may consider a lower dose. The discomfort may be temporary, and if so no need to worry. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot in my areola below my nipple, It is very sore and haven't produced any milk for 6 weeks now?

Probably Baby Bite: Female, no age stated says, I have a small red spot in my areola below my nipple, It is very sore and haven't produced any milk for 6 weeks now. Does not state if she was breast Feeding but that is implied by 'no milk for 6 weeks' Red spot probably due to Suckling baby bite or over enthusiastic suction. Since it has lasted this long best see MD for examination and proper treatment ww/o Antibiotics ...Read more

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Left nipple itching for a month. began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple. ?

Left nipple itching for a month. began with eczema of areola and now nipple enlarged w/ dermatitis appearance. Soreness behind nipple. ?

Need to examine: While the risk is low, the symptoms you described are of concern for a particular type of breast cancer. It would be prudent to see a doctor to get it checked out. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

The areola on my right breast is puffy. It is not sore and I can not feel any lumps. I am 50 years old and in perimenopause. I had a mammogram 5 month?

Not to ignore: B"sd not to be ignored - even if you had your mammogram last week. With a negative mammogram a cancer is unlikely but any change in the breast as you described should be brought to medical attention. It is not an emergency, so you could wait a week and if it goes away should probably just maintain routine breast health surveillance. ...Read more

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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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1 breast very sore. Feels like whn I breastfed 3 yr ago. No idea why but very sore deep inside areola area. No lumps & I rarely drnk caffeine. Ideas?

1 breast very sore. Feels like whn I breastfed 3 yr ago. No idea why but very sore deep inside areola area. No lumps & I rarely drnk caffeine. Ideas?

Cyst: Cysts and fibroadenomas (benign tumors) are the most common cause of unilateral breast pain. I would see your doctor for a breast exam soon. They will likely order an ultrasound and/or mammogram to determine what the cause is. Sometimes there is no cause found. In those cases ibuprofen and evening primrose oil (pills) can be somewhat helpful. ...Read more

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My left breast for 3days now are sore/swollen with both areola's darker followed by 2 irregular cycles i feel no lumps in breast i'm concerned, help?

My left breast for 3days now are sore/swollen with both areola's darker followed by 2 irregular cycles i feel no lumps in breast i'm concerned, help?

Exam: It's difficult to say what is happening, but you should have an examination by a medical practitioner. Soreness of a single breast could possibly be a sign of pregnancy, if you are active in that way, but usually it is both breasts. Please take care of this so you won't have to worry. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex just over 2 weeks ago. Had light cramps and sore breasts with darkening areola which has never happened. got light period. Preg?

I had unprotected sex just over 2 weeks ago. Had light cramps and sore breasts with darkening areola which has never happened. got light period. Preg?

Hard to guess: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more