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Doctor insights on: Bumps Around Nipples During Pregnancy

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Gassy, stomach pains, bumps on nipples - pregnancy?

If you missed your: Period these sxs can occur with pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test to know. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas. ...Read more

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What to do if I have white bumps on my nipples, pregnancy symptom or PMS symptom?

What to do if I have white bumps on my nipples, pregnancy symptom or PMS symptom?

Those white bumps: Are called montgomery glands. They help to lubricate the nipple ; the areola. They can become more prominent during pregnancy. ...Read more

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There are very small pimple like bumps on the dark part of my nipples so far I have counted 4 on the left on and 3 on the right... Pregnancy symptom?

There are very small pimple like bumps on the dark part of my nipples so far I have counted 4 on the left on and 3 on the right... Pregnancy symptom?

These aren't pimples: They are montgomery's tubercles, modified sweat or lubrication glands present in most women's areolas. Some have more; some have less; some are larger and some smaller. Pregnancy is perhaps one stimulant of these glands, but if you think you might be pregnant, get a test! ...Read more

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I took 2 pregnancy test first was positive second was negative. My nipples have weird bumps around them I have no clue what they are. Am i pregnant?

I took 2 pregnancy test first was positive second was negative. My nipples  have weird bumps around them I have no clue what they are. Am i pregnant?

Possibly: The best will be to have a blood work done to detect the level of HCG ( hormone of pregnancy at time when the level of HCG is very low it can appear positive in one test and negative in the other. It could also be a false positive. ...Read more

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Hi, suspecting pregnancy, have nausea and vomiting but no bumps on areolas some pores look like they are opening on my nipples, NT like shown on net?

Possible pregnancy: If you are at least several days late for your period then check a pregnancy test. Breasts and nipples can change with hormone changes. ...Read more

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10. Days of missed period, getting white bumps around my nipples, negative pregnancy test, can I still be pregnant?

10. Days of missed period, getting white bumps around my nipples, negative pregnancy test, can I still be pregnant?

Time and technique: If you did the test correctly at 10 days after missed period and it was negative, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Green veins running down from breast to nipples. My nipples are puffy and have little bumps . Also took a pregnancy test that came back negative?

Green veins running down from breast to nipples. My nipples are puffy and have little bumps . Also took a pregnancy test that came back negative?

Hormonal: changes can affect breast appearance. Many women have visible veins and prominent Montgomery glands (the little bumps on aureolae). If you are worried about pregnancy, repeat a test in 5 days. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Sore red bump/spot/nipple like on aerola next to nipple on right breast, could it be a pregnancy sign or something seriouse?

Sore red bump/spot/nipple like on aerola next to nipple on right breast, could it be a pregnancy sign or something seriouse?

Montgomery Glands: What you are describing sounds like montgomery gland cysts. These are modified oil glands that lubricate the nipple and have a tendency to get blocked and inflamed. If this doesn't improve over the next few weeks, please see your gynecologist to make sure all is well. ...Read more

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During pregnancy is it possible for nipples to hurt during the time I normally ovulate and only then.

Estrogen effects: While ovulation relates to a surge in estrogen levels, breast and nipple tenderness can occur at other times, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and other times of hormonal imbalances, the list is rather long. Your pregnancy causes sensitivity that can be cyclical - I suggest you run this by your OB for more answers ...Read more

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Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Nipples getting dark during pregnancy, it it permanent? are there any cream or ointment to get them back to normal after pregnancy?

Progesterone : This is usually due to the pregnancy hormone, progesterone. Sometimes it returns to normal after pregnancy. Wait until after you deliver to see how your body reacts and then see a doctor if no improvement. Good health. ...Read more

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Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Why do nipples get dark during pregnancy?

Nobody knows. : Most people believe that the hormonal changes in pregnancy cause this, but nobody really knows for sure. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more