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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?

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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Pimples (Definition)

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


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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?

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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What is the white substance that comes out of the areola and the pimple like bumps?

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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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. ?

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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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?

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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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

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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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?

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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I have a pimple like thing on my areola. What is this?

I have a pimple like thing on my areola. What is this?

It might be a : Montgomery gland. They are bumps that contain white material. If it becomes swollen, red, painful, hot - please have it evaluated to ensure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Areola (Definition)

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