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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.
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.
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?
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?
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
Montgomery Glands?: Small bumps with white material inside are likely montgomery glands.
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.
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.