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What does pus from a nipple look like?

What does pus from a nipple look like?

Different than milk: Puss from the nipple most often presents as a white to off white discharge that is a thicker consistency than normal breast milk. If need not b white however, it can be yellowish, grey, green depending on the cause.
Have this examined for the correct diagnoses
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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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I have pus coming out from my nipple and now it has turned into blood, why is this happening?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I had my nipple perce 2 years ago and it still had pus coming from it wht can tht be?

I had my nipple perce 2 years ago and it still had pus coming from it wht can tht be?

Cyst: Probably a cyst. If cells from the epidermis (the outter layer of skin) get pushed down in the lower layers they can sometimes continue making sweat and oils. If these become trapped they can from a cyst. Unfortunately that may need to be drained and removed....See your doctor. ...Read more

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Guy. Left nipple got sucked. No pus just my nipple has a small line opening in the middle that gets easily stimulated but it wasn't there before? Help

Guy. Left nipple got sucked. No pus just my nipple has a small line opening in the middle that gets easily stimulated but it wasn't there before? Help

Probably injury: This sounds like just a minor injury from vigorous stimulation. If it heals in a few days, don't worry about it. If it progresses to blisters or open sores, see a doctor or clinic to get checked for herpes, which might be possible if your partner had an oral HSV infection. ...Read more

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What do I do about a bump next to my nipple with pus in it? (Also old blood)

What do I do about a bump next to my nipple with pus in it? (Also old blood)

Always check: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. If the lesions are easily visible consider doing a virtual visit with a doctor on Healthtap now. ...Read more

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Green and white pus followed by blood coming out of nipple with pain mammogram normal what could it be?

Breast abscess: Most likely. If your primary care physician does not feel comfortable treating this, then a surgeon or other appropriate specialist needs to see it. You may want to put warm compresses on it until you can be seen -- and get seen as soon as you can during the day. ...Read more

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I had a small pus and blood spot on the end of my nipple. I squeezed it and it bled alot. I now got a blood spot still ozing. Should I be worried about?

I had a small pus and blood spot on the end of my nipple. I squeezed it and it bled alot. I now got a blood spot still ozing. Should I be worried about?

Infection ; Abscess: One does not manage infections and bleeding without a medical exam and treatment. It surely sounds like you should get in to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I previously got my nipples pierced and now my entire areolas drains pus (im guessing) & crust over is there anything over-the-counter I can get to help?

Infection: Try warm water applications, pat dry and apply an antibacterial cream or ointment like bacitracin. Avoid tight or dyed clothing or bras. If no improvement or if surrounding redness develops, see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a female to have hair on chest and nipples also I have a lot of little white bumps on my nipple sometimes they have pus stuff in them?

See Endocrine: Likely is normal if you are having normal periods, but you may have a hormone imbalance. An endocrinologist can do tests to check that out. ...Read more

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I have a clear/milky substance that comes from my nipples. It doesn't look like pus. My breasts feel heavier. Any ideas on what it is. I have apt nxt wk?

Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea is the term for spontaneous milky discharge from the breast. There are several causes including medication side effects as well as hormonal issues. A blood test is indicated and you may also need an MRI of the head. Limit nipple stimulation to decrease the amount of discharge. ...Read more

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A year and a half after stopping breasyfeeding I have a lump on the end of my nipple that when sqeezed a lot of pus comes out the pocket that holds it?

Needs evaluation: There are several are several things that could cause this. As a general rule any breast lump should be evaluated and taken seriously. You may simply have a blocked milk duct or a montgomery cyst but an exam is warranted to confirm and to determine the next steps. We always rule out malignancy first when dealing with breast issues. Thanks for reaching out. ...Read more

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I have a small red lump on my nipple not sure what it is?! It hurts when touched no pus it bleeding

I have a small red lump on my nipple not sure what it is?! It hurts when touched no pus it bleeding

Bleeding?: If this small lesion is bleeding then it needs biopsied.
This small lump may be nothing but the importance of missing something cannot be overstated. I suggest you see your gynecologist as soon as you can arrange an appt.
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I had a bruise on the side of my nipple which has now turned into a spot which won't go away and produced pus and I can now see a hole once pus gone?

I had a bruise on the side of my nipple which has now turned into a spot which won't go away and produced pus and I can now see a hole once pus gone?

Skin infections: Pus on the skin is usually the symptom of a skin infection. When red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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A year and a half after breastfeeding I find a white hard painfull lump on my nipple right on the end. I sqeezed it and lots pus came out? Help!

Call your PCP: It is apparent you have an abscess on your nipple & may need additional prescription medications. Placing a heating pad against your breast & allowing the material to drain can help in the interim. Your pcp may want to determine the extent of the problem & provide specific rx. I don't think an er visit would be worth your time but would get this taken care of soon. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about small lumps near nipple and fluid (blood and pus) coming from mole in same area? Cause?

Nipple lesion: If you are having fluid come out of a skin lesion near your nipple you should see your doctor. Could be infection and you may need antibiotics. A dermatologist could also be helpful. Don't wait, get this checked out. ...Read more

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On one of my breasts close 2 the nipple, I have a small pimple like hard bump n when I squeezed it, white hard cheesy smelling pus oozed out w blood

Get seen.: Your problem may be simple and uncomplicated and as simple as a small sebaceous cyst (plugged oil gland) or it may be a severe infection with MRSA or other microbe. One cannot rule out other causes and possibilities. I would be seem by my pcp and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my breast near the nipple that are itchy and weep fluid and sometimes have pus filled bumps as well. What is it?

I have small bumps on my breast near the nipple that are itchy and weep fluid and sometimes have pus filled bumps as well. What is it?

Areolar glands: Areolar glands are sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple. The glands make oily secretions (lipoid fluid) to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected. The round bumps are found in the areola, and on the nipple itself. They can become exposed and raised when the nipple is stimulated, and irritated by over-stimulation and ill-fitting clothing. Visit your doc to be sure ...Read more

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Can a cyst break in a breast and cause yellow liquid and pus-like stuff come out your nipple?

Can a cyst break in a breast and cause yellow liquid and pus-like stuff come out your nipple?

Find out more: Smelly liquid along with a sore red area in the breast might be an infection, and a cyst (particularly after lactation) might be the cause, but any unusual discharge from the nipple could mean something serious, so please consult your PCP for a referral, usually to a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Doc last feb 2014 I stop breastfeeding and I have a tender lump with pus near my left nipple it start last year then now it hurts what is it doc?

Infection: It sounds like there is definitely and abscess or infection near to your nipple. Please have it evaluated and treated with antibiotics. Also, for now warm compresses to the area and bacitracin /neosporin applied. ...Read more

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Random clear nipple d/c from 1 spot. L breast only. Periodic open sores on lbreast w blood/pus. And marble size ball under l armpit x1mo but gone now?

Random clear nipple d/c from 1 spot. L breast only. Periodic open sores on lbreast w blood/pus. And marble size ball under l armpit x1mo but gone now?

MD time: Breast cancer is rare in someone your age but I would not dare recommend anything other than a prompt visit to your family doc or gyn for a good physical. He/she will decide what else to do. Do it soon. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Stage 4 breast cancer chemo have not worked (4) ran out of medicaid now pus coming out of nipple is it getting worse? Please answer

Stage 4 breast cancer chemo have not worked (4) ran out of medicaid now pus coming out of nipple is it getting worse? Please answer

Possible: It could be disease progression or an infection. You may want to find a nearby county hospital and get seen there as soon as possible to resume your treatment. ...Read more

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Dime sized hard, red, itchy, painful lump on left breast next to nipple. Has drained some pus and bloody/pus. Cancerous, abscess or something else?

Dime sized hard, red, itchy, painful lump on left breast next to nipple. Has drained some pus and bloody/pus. Cancerous, abscess or something else?

See a doctor: Cannot tell here what you nay have. It may be as simple as an infection that needs antibiotics. Needs a physical exam. Will need mammogram once the acute inflammation resolves. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My navel and nipple piercing are both infected. I have drank 3 doses of amoxcillin but it still ozzes pus. What should I do? Can I drink azithromycin?

My navel and nipple piercing are both infected. I have drank 3 doses of amoxcillin but it still ozzes pus. What should I do? Can I drink azithromycin?

See your doctor: If symptoms are persisting you may need a different antibiotic and for longer than 3 days. Please see your own physician about what to do next -- let him look at the infected sites to decide. ...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