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Very small, round lump under areola while breastfeeding. Nipple quite sore, and occasional deep, aching feeling.

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

Third Nipple (Definition)

Third (supernumerary) nipples are fairly common, and are found in men and women. They are generally not related to other medical conditions. The extra nipples usually occur below the normal nipples and tend to be small and not well formed. The nipples are along the two vertical "milk lines", which start in the armpit on each side, run down through the normal nipples and ...Read more


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Doc last feb 2014 i stop breastfeeding and i have a tender lump with pus near my left nipple it start last year then now it hurts what is it doc?

Doc last feb 2014 i stop breastfeeding and i have a tender lump with pus near my left nipple it start last year then now it hurts what is it doc?

Infection: It sounds like there is definitely and abscess or infection near to your nipple. Please have it evaluated and treated with antibiotics. Also, for now warm compresses to the area and bacitracin /neosporin applied. ...Read more

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Feel lumps in breasts close to nipples. Not rock hard, but also not squishy. They seem to move a bit. I'm breastfeeding and dr says it's milk ducts?

Feel lumps in breasts close to nipples. Not rock hard, but also not squishy. They seem to move a bit. I'm breastfeeding and dr says it's milk ducts?

Probably!: Lumps and bumps during breastfeeding are very common, and most often a result of clogged ducts. Regular breast feeding, or pumping, with the help of warm compresses are the best ways to help prevent and treat these clogged ducts. However, any lump that doesn't improve in 72 hours, redness, fevers, or intense pain should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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A year and a half after breastfeeding i find a white hard painfull lump on my nipple right on the end. I sqeezed it and lots pus came out? Help!

Call your PCP: It is apparent you have an abscess on your nipple & may need additional prescription medications. Placing a heating pad against your breast & allowing the material to drain can help in the interim. Your pcp may want to determine the extent of the problem & provide specific rx . I don't think an er visit would be worth your time but would get this taken care of soon. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad

I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad

Boil on nipple: The pain and swelling are consistant with an infection on the nipple. Call your doctor to report this and see about proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my underarm and I'm experiencing some nipple pain and my menstrual cycle is no where near?

I have a lump on my underarm and I'm experiencing some nipple pain and my menstrual cycle is no where near?

Breast pain: What you are describing sounds like a possible breast infection with a swollen lymph node in your armpit. You need to be seen by your doctor in the morning, sooner if you get fever and/or chills. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more