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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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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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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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I am breastfeeding an almost six month old and she is sick so not feeding as much as usual I have pain and lumps in one breast and armpit what do I do to relieve pain and prevent it from worsening?

I am breastfeeding an almost six month old and she is sick so not feeding as much as usual I have pain and lumps in one breast and armpit what do I do to relieve pain and prevent it from worsening?

Mastitis vs cancer: doubt cancer at your age but mastitits from cracks in nipples or from babies mouth bacteria getting in or blocked milk glands from not putting babies mouth on whole areola and sucking from the darker ring around nipple and not just nipple, but keep breast feeding to unblock the glands for milk , warm wet compresses may help , tylenol , and antibiotics liek amox or keflex can help besides emptying ...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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Recently stopped breast feeding my 19 month old. Now under my nipple is a very painful, hard lump. Very scared and in quite a bit of pain.

Recently stopped breast feeding my 19 month old. Now under my nipple is a very painful, hard lump. Very scared and in quite a bit of pain.

Mastitis: Mastitis is inflammation of the breast tissue/mammary ducts due to milk stasis or bacterial infection. Moist warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medication may help alleviate the discomfort. You need to visit your doc to see if antibiotics are also required. ...Read more

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Sore lump that moved from right armpit to right nipple. Also dry, flaky armpit/nipple on right side only. What can this be?

Nipple irritation: If the skin around the nipple is broken/scratched from being dry, it could be that you got a little bit of infection there that caused your lymph node in the armpit to get activated to stop the infection. This is the normal process your body uses to get rid of infection. Don't panic. Use a moisturizer on the dry skin for a few days. If no better, if painful or worse, if fevers, get it checked out. ...Read more

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I.Breastfeed my 10mth old and i recently felt a pea size lump in my breast about an inch from my nipple what can it b and is ok to feed on that side?

I.Breastfeed my 10mth old  and i recently felt a pea size lump in my breast about an inch from my nipple what can it b and is ok to feed on that side?

A gland: Breast feeding causes glands in the breast to enlarge. It is fine to feed on that side. I would continue to monitor it and if it continues to grow consult your physician. ...Read more

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I stopped breast feeding about a month ago and now have little lumps around my left nipple that hurt. Is this normal?

I stopped breast feeding about a month ago and now have little lumps around my left nipple that hurt. Is this normal?

See doctor: Breast feeding usually does not cause any problem ,little lumps appeared on only left nipple after a month of stopping breast feeding .These painful lumps may be due to some infection . Consult your doctor ,get it checked up and get treated ...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