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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