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Doctor insights on: Inflamed Montgomery Gland Menopause

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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I accidently popped a montgomery gland what should I do I don't want it to get infected?

I accidently popped a montgomery gland what should I do I don't want it to get infected?

First Aid Ointment: Apply topical First Aid Ointment like Triple Antibiotic or Polysporin Ointment from the pharmacy. Since the gland is in the nipple area use a bandaid to keep the ointment off of bra or clothing. ...Read more

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Does Montgomery gland appear raised on outer skin during involvement in intimate activities?

Does Montgomery gland appear raised on outer skin during involvement in intimate activities?

Montgomery Glands: Yes- Montgomery glands can respond to intimate activities along with other conditions that increase certain hormones. Pregnancy one of the most common causes for persistently raised Montgomery glands. ...Read more

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I have what I believe to be an infected montgomery gland on my right areola. Very painful, how do I treat it?

I have what I believe to be an infected montgomery gland on my right areola. Very painful, how do I treat it?

Antibiotics: Best treated with oral antibiotics if the area is red, painful, and swollen. As an adjunct, local heat would help. If there is any trapped pus (like a pimple) then opening that pocket so it could drain would be helpful. Probably needs professional evaluation so a prescription for the antibiotics can be given to you. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to have a montgomery gland attached to nipple?

Please advise if it's normal to have a montgomery gland attached to nipple?

Sometimes: Montgomery tubercles are small darkened nodules that are attached to the nipple. They can be painful, are derived from sweat glands in the area and most frequently become prominent when pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. Very large montgomery gland that is white. No pain or redness. Can I pop it?

I'm pregnant. Very large montgomery gland that is white. No pain or redness. Can I pop it?

No: See your doctor and have them evaluate it and decide what course of treatment is indicated especially since you are pregnant. Do not self treat. ...Read more

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I have an montgomery gland that is kind of hard on the tip of it I have like eight on one breast but only one of them feels like this?

I have an montgomery gland that is kind of hard on the tip of it I have like eight on one breast but only one of them feels like this?

Montgomery cyst: The Montgomery glands can become obstructed and form a cyst. As long as it is not inflamed or tender, it can be observed and 80% will resolve within 2 years. See your doctor to verify and follow. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why would a montgomery gland around my nipple be sore and swollen?

Why would a montgomery gland around my nipple be sore and swollen?

Oil build-up?: It's possible that a person could experience some pain from clogging of normal montgomery glands, and get relief from gentle washing and placing a warm moist towel over them for 20 minutes at night. ...Read more

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How does the physical appearance of montgomery gland and a third nipple differ?

Simple bumps: The Montgomery glands or tubercles surround the nipples in the pigmented area or areola. A third nipple will be in the "milk line" on the chest or even abdomen. These accessory nipples can be found usually below the primary nipples. The accessary nipples are usually smaller than the primary nipples whereas the Mongom. Glands are very simple bumps. ...Read more

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I have a swollen montgomery gland. I'm not pregnant. I'm just worried it could be something bad. What can I do to treat this?

I have a swollen montgomery gland. I'm not pregnant. I'm just worried it could be something bad. What can I do to treat this?

Glands: The glands are a type of sebaceous gland. A good thing to do would be to place a warm moist compress on the areola and see if that gets them drain. ...Read more

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I don't know if tis is infected montgomery gland. Its swollen, painful, tender and there's an itchy part. I just want to know what to do with this?

Montgomery gland: The Montgomery glands’ position on the surface of the breast means they are susceptible to infection or irritation. Infection is often related to mastitis, a problem involving the mammary glands as well as surrounding glands and tissue and is most common in lactating women, and medical treatment is almost always required in order to get rid of the infection and keep it from spreading. ...Read more

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I have found a small hard lump on my daughter's areola. She says it's not painful. It can't be puberty related as she is only 5 years old. Almost looks like a Montgomery gland but it is hard.?

Areolar lump/5 y.o.: If the lump is only on one breast areola, it may be a small cyst, which is not usually serious and will resolve often on its own. Have your pediatrician examine your daughter to see if other tests are necessary. ...Read more

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Bloody discharge out of one montgomery gland on right breast. Mamo and us negative, pathology inconclusive. Does this mean no cancer? What could it be

Bloody discharge out of one montgomery gland on right breast. Mamo and us negative, pathology inconclusive. Does this mean no cancer? What could it be

Pathology report?: A common cause of bloody nipple discharge is a benign papilloma. Most times, the duct has to be excised to remove the papilloma both to see if there is cancer present and to stop the bloody discharge. I am not sure what type of biopsy you had (needle biopsy or excision), not sure what inconclusive means. Consider getting a copy of your pathology report and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had bloody discharge from an areolar gland. Saw md and have mammogram scheduled. What conditions could cause this?

Yesterday I had bloody discharge from an areolar gland. Saw md and have mammogram scheduled. What conditions could cause this?

Bloody discharge: Most of the times it's due to a benign papilloma, a tumor that grows within the duct. Bloody nipple discharge in someone under 40 is caused by cancer in less than 3-5% of cases so I would not be too worried but certainly agree with having it checked. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged montgomery gland on one breast near the outer edge of the areola. There is no infection, no discharge, pregnancy or breastfeeding?

I have an enlarged montgomery gland on one breast near the outer edge of the areola. There is no infection, no discharge, pregnancy or breastfeeding?

No Prob: This is a variation of normal. Montgomery glands are as simple as sebaceous cysts. Nothing needs to be done. Observe for now. Watch for redness, heat, pain, swelling, or drainage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an inflamed bulbourethral gland?

What are the symptoms of an inflamed bulbourethral gland?

Here are some. ..: Since it is a pair of male exocrine glands (also called Cowper's glands) existing inside pelvic floor muscle right near both sides of verumontanum, the symptoms of its inflammation becomes somewhat obscure so not manifest as obvious and as often as those of Bartholin's glands in the females. Of course, some pain at anterior part of perineum with some burning voiding, etc. ...Read more

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What can heal an inflamed piturity gland?

What can heal an inflamed piturity gland?

Pituitary gland: How do u know your gland is inflamed? Did u have a ct scan or mri? Do you have pituitary symptoms such a galactorrhea? Are u under the care of a doc who ordered an imaging study? Corticosteroids have been suggested but have not proven effective. Hormone therapy as needed is used. Sometimes surgery is required if gland presses other structures or stops making needed hormones. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my glands are swollen or inflamed?

What's the best way to know if my glands are swollen or inflamed?

Really the same: If your lymph nodes are swollen, this is usually due to an inflammatory response to infection. ...Read more

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Sensitive penis head, inflamed glands. I'm a virgin so what caused this?

Sensitive penis head, inflamed glands. I'm a virgin so what caused this?

Balanitis or: Paraphimosis are inflammations of the penis head. Paraphimosis only occurs in uncircumsized boys when a tight foreskin is caught behind a swollen glans. Balanitis can be caused by friction, poor hygiene, or allergies to laundry detergent in the non-sexually active man. You can send a direct private message to a HealthTap doctor if you want more specific advice of what to do next. ...Read more

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I am a smoker and my parotid glands on both sides seem inflamed. Could this be a result of smoking?

I am a smoker and my parotid glands on both sides seem inflamed. Could this be a result of smoking?

Can be: The effect of smoke and the multiple chemicals in smoke can cause inflammation of the opening of the parotid ducts. It can also cause changes in consistence of saliva. If the saliva becomes thickened it can cause a back up in the gland. Hot compresses and sour foods and drinks can stimulate the flow. If the condition lingers you may want to see a dentist for exam and treatment ...Read more

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I have mono again atbage 41. I was 15 the first time. My glands tonsils voicebox are inflamed when will pred improve this?

I have mono again atbage 41. I was 15 the first time. My glands tonsils voicebox are inflamed when will pred improve this?

Sore Throat.: This might not be Mono. It isn't that easy to know for sure. The test we commonly to make the diagnosis measures antibodies for Mono. You body make these to fight the virus. Once you have had it, at age 15 for you, the antibody level will remain positive from then on. What you have may not be Mono. See your doctor before starting antibiotics or prednisone. ...Read more