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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
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?
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
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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