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Purple Spots On Nipple
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
Hello! I'm going to be 19 this year and about 2-3 weeks ago I noticed a small purple spot in my left breast, near my nipple. Is this normal?
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
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?
Small, bruise like purple spot on part of my left nipple. Not painful, has been there for months with no change. Still waiting on derm appointment. What could this be? Could it have come due to breast size increase on BC?
Unlikely: Would suspect a new nevus. You still at the age when those could pop up. See ur Derm for close look and maybe a biopsy. ...Read more
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
I have noticed a couple if days ago, a cluster of very tiny little purple spots/ blemishes on my chest above my right breast, what is this?
Don't know: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is causing the lesions. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
Montgomery Glands?: Small bumps with white material inside are likely montgomery glands. ...Read more
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
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
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
Very tired, appetite comes and goes. Have Vitiligo, and devoloped dark brown spots on my nipples. Could I have Addison's disease?
Small like 2 mm sized max, pimple/spots on and around left nipple, one of them hurts to touch, the other nipple has one white spot underneath, help?
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I have recently noticed spits on my nipples. They are little round spots with white in the middle. My nipples have also have had a waxy smell to them?
Waxy nips: Hello ~ wax etc most likely=sebaceous cysts but please see a Dr to confirm thanks ...Read more
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
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
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