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Does a white spot on my nipple while nursing mean I have a clogged milk duct?

Does a white spot on my nipple while nursing mean I have a clogged milk duct?

Probably yes: A white spot on the nipple of a breastfeeding mom probably is a clogged milk duct. There are other skin glands, such as oil glands, that also can clog and be seen as a white dot. A doctor can gently remove the whitish material at the skin surface, and then the mom can see if the spot returns over a couple of days. ...Read more

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, ...Read more


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Breast swollen with white substance on the nipples, pregnant?

Breast swollen with white substance on the nipples, pregnant?

Galactorrhea: Milky discharge outside of pregnancy could mean abnormal thyroid levels or abnormal prolactin levels. See your obgyn for more information. Consider a mammogram if not done already since breast cancer occurs in 1 out of 8 women. ...Read more

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Pain on right nipple (male). Squeezed tip of nipple and white puss came out. Was it just a pimple on my nipple?

Pain on right nipple (male). Squeezed tip of nipple and white puss came out. Was it just a pimple on my nipple?

Possibly: If it does not recur, it is probably OK. In such as case one must look out for swelling, pain, redness and fever or any kind of painless mass, which should cause one to seek medical help. ...Read more

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Crust under one nipple and small amount of discharge when I squeeze.Colostrum color and texture. Resembles crust and oozing in ear lobe cracks.Pagets?

Crust under one nipple and small amount of discharge when I squeeze.Colostrum color and texture. Resembles crust and oozing in ear lobe cracks.Pagets?

Get it checked: Paget's disease of the breast affects your nipple and usually the skin surrounding it (areola). It's easy to mistake the signs and symptoms of Paget's disease of the breast for skin irritation (dermatitis) or other noncancerous (benign) skin conditions. If you feel a lump, or if you experience itching or skin irritation that persists for more than a month, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Both breasts sharp pain, bruise underneath the nipples, nipples inverted, a little white discharge?

Both breasts sharp pain, bruise underneath the nipples, nipples inverted, a little white discharge?

See a doctor asap: The symptoms you are describing sound worrying. Please see a doctor immediately who can conduct an examination and order investigations to ensure they rule out any sinister causes for your symptoms. Please do not delay ...Read more

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Help-What is this hard red bump (enlarged pea size) on my breast (upper inner area-not near nipples, no discharge, sore to touch)right under skin?

Help-What is this hard red bump (enlarged pea size) on my breast (upper inner area-not near nipples, no discharge, sore to touch)right under skin?

Needs to be checked: Any new breast lump, bump or skin changes needs to be examined by your doctor. Usually these findings are benign but they need to be evaluated to be sure especially at your age. If you feel comfortable you could do a virtual visit on healthtap if you think the pea sized area would be visible on video chat or with an attached image. ...Read more

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24yrs old, lost roughly 20lbs, right breast very wrinkly, has bumps on areola/whitish bumps on nipple.Left breast slightly wrinkled, nipple inverted.

24yrs old, lost roughly 20lbs, right breast very wrinkly, has bumps on areola/whitish bumps on nipple.Left breast slightly wrinkled, nipple inverted.

Is the nipple: inversion new? If yes - would have this medically checked. The bumps on nipple and areola are likely to be Montgomery Glands. ...Read more

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White spot on nipple any probblem?

Several things: They may be blocked mild ducts or normal montgomery glands. If they are new, cause you pain, discomfort or are worsening, please have them examined. They may be normal and they can even be associated with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Boobs sensitive to touch , clear discharge from nipple , milky vaginal discharge , hurts when I'm on my stomach and left side. Possible pregnancy?

Boobs sensitive to touch ,  clear discharge from nipple ,  milky vaginal discharge , hurts when I'm on my stomach and left side. Possible pregnancy?

Possibly: If you're sexually active, pregnancy is always possible. A home pregnancy test is a good idea, especially if you've missed a period. If it's negative, i recommend taking another one. If both are negative, and symptoms don't improve in 4-5 days, blood labs to check FSH, LH, Estradiol, Testosterone (yes, women make this too), and Progesterone, and Prolactin may help find the reason. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is grade 3 inverted nipple discharge normal? It's clear and oily. I've notice hairs inside the left breast. The hairs look like hairs in the ear.

Is grade 3 inverted nipple discharge normal? It's clear and oily. I've notice hairs inside the left breast. The hairs look like hairs in the ear.

Inverted nipples can: Be a variation of normal. As the breasts are covered w skin that has hair follicles, this can also be normal. However, nipple discharge can sometimes indicate that something is wrong. Please see your doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Winter dry skin: dry skin will oftne occur in areas that have moisture, like under breasts. Try alternating moisturizer and drying agent like talc ...Read more

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Pink pea bump/lump on labia majora. Began small & white, extracted thick white stuff. Grew to current size in ~2 weeks. Itchy, firm. Sound cancerous?

Pink pea bump/lump on labia majora. Began small & white, extracted thick white stuff. Grew to current size in ~2 weeks. Itchy, firm. Sound cancerous?

Need to examine: What you described is consistent with a Bartholin cyst. It is not cancerous. It could get infected and be painful and troublesome. There is no urgency, but you should discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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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Small red sore on breast , picked scab , another on appeared overnight?

Small red sore on breast  , picked scab , another on appeared overnight?

Breast sores: Please see your doctor and let her evaluate whether these are concerning. Most superficial skin lesions are not concerning but it needs to be looked at in order to make that decision. ...Read more

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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


Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more