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Lump In My Areola When Breastfeeding
Very small, round lump under areola while breastfeeding. Nipple quite sore, and occasional deep, aching feeling.
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
Small white bump on my areola for a month(I'm breastfeeding) that only hurt the last few days. It broke and is really sore, what should I do?
Warm compresses: will likely help the area drain and relieve the pain. If worsening, you should consult physician ...Read more
Normal for areola to change over time when I'm breastfeeding! I've been nursing for 3 months and the circumstance is odd shaped now! Concern?
I am a 27 year old non breastfeeding female and my left areola has become scaly and dry. There is no itching. What should I do? Is this minor?
My areola right by my nipples is inflamed and has clear discharge it started out almost like a dry flakey and now it's like this. I was breastfeeding.
Nipple/areola rash: Nipples can get dry and irritated easily, especially in winter. This is particularly true when a woman is breastfeeding because saliva and stretching irritate the delicate nipple and areola skin further. If switching to a non-soap cleansing bar and moisturizing with petrolatum doesn't help, please see your dermatologist. There are other nipple/areola conditions that need to be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a try patch on my areola , left breast. And I don't know if it's because of breastfeeding or what. I was curious on what it is?
Poss contact derm: If you are breast feeding, moisture from occasional leakage or contact with baby's skin or clothing could be causing some irritation or contact allergic reaction. Start with an unscented skin lotion or ointment like Vaseline. If it doesn't clear up or gets worse, I recommend having your doctor evaluate. ...Read more
I am 7 weeks post partum & fully breastfeeding, i noticed white pimple like bumps on my areola close to my nipple but not on the nipple. What is this?
I am breastfeeding for 3mos now and my left breast particularly the areola- is peeling and somewhat itchy. What could it be?
What to do about a hard mask behind areola warm to touch very sore woke up this way not breastfeeding not pregnant?
Could be an abcess: It is difficult to say for sure without actually seeing it however, you could have a pus pocket (abcess) under the aereola. Normally these are simple to drain at a medical facility however around the nipple you have the pipework that develops and pumps milk so its not always as straightfoward in this locations. Use a warm compress and it may open up and drain. Seek medical att to eval and drain. ...Read more
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