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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.

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Took bra off, right breast slightly larger, red streaks, areola nipple sore, sometimes burning slightly red under breast. Is this cancer? I'm 51

Took bra off, right breast slightly larger, red streaks, areola nipple sore, sometimes burning slightly red under breast. Is this cancer? I'm 51

See a doctor: Sounds like an infection, however, if this has been going on for a long time, cancer should be considered. Please see a doctor in the morning.

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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.

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I have a sore areola, and I am a male. What do you think it might be?

I have a sore areola, and I am a male. What do you think it might be?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast gland. You should see your doctor who can refer you to a surgeon if necessary.

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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

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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.

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I started the re-lactating process 3 days ago. My breasts are sore, the areolas are bigger and the nipples are tender. Is this normal?

I started the re-lactating process 3 days ago. My breasts are sore, the areolas are bigger and the nipples are tender. Is this normal?

Likely yes: If you are restarting your lactation, the hormone changes in the breast can explain what you are experiencing.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.