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Purple spots on nipple? Am I pregnant?

Purple spots on nipple? Am I pregnant?

Spots on nipples: Is not diagnostic of pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test if you have missed your period. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Hello, I have purple spots right in the middle of my nipple but doesn't hurt to touch it. Should I be worried?

Hello, I have purple spots right in the middle of my nipple but doesn't hurt to touch it. Should I be worried?

Depends: On how long it has been present, if it is changing (enlarging or changing color) or if it appeared suddenly or after local irritation. It's not uncommon to have tiny purple spots due to bruising from breastfeeding or using a breast pump. If the spots are new and are not fading over the next wk, (and there is no explanation for the spots), then the best advice is to have your Dr evaluate it. ...Read more

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I have purple spots on my left breast near my nipple, is this somwthing to be concerned about?

I have purple spots on my left breast near my nipple, is this somwthing to be concerned about?

Breast: Yes, you should have someone in the family to take you to a Gynecologist as soon as possible!
Could be nothing major or could be of some concern!

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.

Unlikely related: How long has the spot been there? Does it blanch when pressed? Tender? Numbness on back likely is related to a nerve compression and needs an exam to diagnose. ...Read more

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Hello, I have this light purple spot in my left breast, near my nipple, and I also feel muscle tightening some times a day out of nowhere in that area?

Hello, I have this light purple spot in my left breast, near my nipple, and I also feel muscle tightening some times a day out of nowhere in that area?

Exam: You must be examined and the skin lesion evaluated and observed. This sounds like a small hemangioma: a benign accumulation of capillaries under the skin; however, diagnosis depends on direct observation and cannot be done online. The breast/chest pain must be evaluated by a breast exam. ...Read more

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I have a red/purple spot type thing just after where my skin and nipple meat, it's very sore to touch and its not got a head or anything on it?

I have a red/purple spot type thing just after where my skin and nipple meat, it's very sore to touch and its not got a head or anything on it?

Infection: May have an infection called Mastitis which can get very serious and become and abscess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician today. ...Read more

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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Purple spots?: It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er! ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home. If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome. If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.

Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.

Spot and chest pain: Without more details it is hard to tell if your chest pain is due to a cold or flu, coughing, or heart disease. A painless purple spot on the knee in the absence of other spots is also difficult to pin down. ...Read more

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What can cause white spots on the nipple?

What can cause white spots on the nipple?

Montgomery Glands: The skin of the nipple has modified oil (sebaceous) glands that lubricate the nipple called montgomery glands. Cysts can develop when these get blocked; rarely, these get infected and need to be lanced. Bottom line: no pain/no drainage/no worries. ...Read more

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I have white spots come up around my nipple what could it be?

I have white spots come up around my nipple what could it be?

Areolar skin glands: They are probably montgomery tubercles, which are areolar glands that help provide lubrication to the nipple and are more pronounced in pregnancy. If its something new, or you're having abnormal discharge or pain, you should probably get it checked out by your doc just to be on safe side. ...Read more

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I have white spots around nipple area, what is the cause of this?

Montgomery Glands?: Small bumps with white material inside are likely montgomery glands. ...Read more

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What are the spots on your nipples?

What are the spots on your nipples?

Small bumps on the: Areola surrounding the nipples may be glands of montgomery. ...Read more

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What are the light spots on my nipples? Should I be worried?

Montgomery Glands?: If they are small bumps containing white material on the areola (brown area surrounding nipple) then they are likely montgomery glands. These lubricate the nipples and the surrounding tissue and are not a cause for worry. ...Read more

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I just had an abortion 5-6 days ago and I noticed wet spots in my bras were my nipples are an I lactating? Is this normal?? What do I do?

Nipple discharge: This can be perfectly normal or a sign of a hormonal imbalance. Try to not stimulate your breasts or nipples at all. Don't keep checking because that will send the signal to your brain to make more discharge. Instead hands off for 2 months. If the discharge is still there is 2 months, we recommend checking your thyroid function and a prolactin hormone level. ...Read more

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I keep getting these dry, red spots on my nipples. What could they be? Sometimes they itch really bad. They are really sensitive. It's on both nipples

I keep getting these dry, red spots on my nipples. What could they be? Sometimes they itch really bad. They are really sensitive. It's on both nipples

Get it checked: It is very difficult to tell what the dry red spots could be without looking at it visually. I suggest you have it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist
it may be eczema, contact dermatitis, tinea infection or something else.
Get it checked. ...Read more

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I av little white pimple spots round my nipples I am 5 days late but was steralised in 2006 any ideas?

Breast evaluation: Any new lumps, bumps or skin changes should be evaluated by your physician who can do an exam and visualize the area in question. This may be a normal finding but someone will need to see it to determine the next steps. ...Read more

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Very tired, appetite comes and goes. Have Vitiligo, and devoloped dark brown spots on my nipples. Could I have Addison's disease?

Very tired, appetite comes and goes. Have Vitiligo, and devoloped dark brown spots on my nipples. Could I have Addison's disease?

Possible: With chronic adrenal insufficiency due to Addison's disease ALL patients have weight loss, weakness and loss of appetite. MOST patients will also have nausea, vomiting, hyper pigmentation, systolic BP ...Read more

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What could cause white spots on nipples?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I am a guy, nipples hurt and have brown spots?

I am a guy, nipples hurt and have brown spots?

In personal: Evaluation is likely required to provide an accurate diagnosis for the cause of your nipple pain. Take care. ...Read more

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What are these white spots on my nipples? Should I be worried?

Probably not: Have them checked by your doctor. They are most likely the "glands of montgomery", normal elevations on the areola. The duct endings in the nipple may also look like white spots, especially if a patient has nursed... ...Read more

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My skin round nipples r a lot darker and got big spots round my nipples why?

My skin round nipples r a lot darker and got big spots round my nipples why?

NORMAL: The dark skin around the nipple is called the areola, and the "spots" are montgomery tubercles, and these are both normal. In fact if you did not have them it would be highly abnormal. ...Read more