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Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, General Surgery
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I've my nipples pierced and there is a small red soft pimple like bump on my areola. Ideas on what this is?

Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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I've my nipples pierced and there is a small red soft pimple like bump on my areola. Ideas on what this is?

? abscess: It is possible an infection has set in from the piercing. See you doctor. You may need antibiotics and possibly removal of the nipple piercing. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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?

Get it checked out: See your physician for an exam and find out whether you have a plugged duct, milk blister or an abscess along with a case of mastitis. All three can give a pimple-like appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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What is the white substance that comes out of the areola and the pimple like bumps?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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What is the white substance that comes out of the areola and the pimple like bumps?

Probably sebum: Sebum is the little bits of creamy oil from glands in certain parts of the body's skin. Sebum keeps the skin waterproof, soft, and free of cracks. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Areola-i have bumps which are like pimples. Why and what is this and is it normal?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Areola-i have bumps which are like pimples.  Why and what is this and is it normal?

Yes: Yes, those are glands of montgomery arranged around the areola in a circle. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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My 2-year old daughter has a (pink) bump pimple like on her right breast (areola area), and it is swollen a bit and slips when touched. What cud it be

Variety of things: It could be a variety of things with benign nevus (mole) being the most likely possibility but a drug reaction and even ectopic breast tissue or accessory nipple are possibilities. Discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
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Ingrown hair on areola? It is a very sensitive bump; looks like a pimple at first. Can't go to doctor because i'm teen. Have tried warm cloth. Help?

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Ingrown hair on areola? It is a very sensitive bump; looks like a pimple at first. Can't go to doctor because i'm teen. Have tried warm cloth. Help?

You need to be seen: By a doctor. Please talk with your parent or caregiver about this.We cannot give specific medical treatment directions on health tap. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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I have a pus filled bump on my areola.,I thought it was a pimple but I've had it for a year and it doesn't heal or stop generating pus. ?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have a pus filled bump on my areola.,I thought it was a pimple but I've had it for a year and it doesn't heal or stop generating pus. ?

Cyst/abscess: It is possible that you have developed a cyst or abscess. The best thing to do is to see a doctor for evaluation and possible removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Zachary Veres
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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Right areola has a large raised bump, similar to pimple but without a whitehead. It is very itchy and I'm not sure what it is. Thoughts?

Dr. Zachary Veres
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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Right areola has a large raised bump, similar to pimple but without a whitehead. It is very itchy and I'm not sure what it is. Thoughts?

Lump: One would want to know if it is hard and fixed or is it freely moveable. Any discharge from nipple or skin changes around lesion. Any family history of breast cancer? How long has it been there. Are you breast feeding? Sounds like a cyst or abscess forming but you would need to be checked out in person so the right treatment could be started on you. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 years in practice
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I have a painful pimple like bump on my right aerola. I just noticed it today, Anything rubbing against it hurts. What should I do? Is it serious?

Dr. Brian Nguyen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 years in practice
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I have a painful pimple like bump on my right aerola. I just noticed it today, Anything rubbing against it hurts. What should I do? Is it serious?

Warm and wait.: Unless the area has redness that is spreading or your beginning to feel feverish, it's probably okay to apply a warm compress to the area and watch it with the hopes that it goes away on its own. If it doesn't within 1 week, seek attention from a doctor. ...Read more

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