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Puss drainage from my nipple. I'm not breast feeding. Is it an infection?

Puss drainage from my nipple. I'm not breast feeding. Is it an infection?

Yes: If it really is pus, yes. If it just a whitish discharge it could be normal or not. If in doubt, see your doctor. ...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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What if the bumps on my nipples have cores on them & white puss comes out when I squeeze them?

What if the bumps on my nipples have cores on them & white puss comes out when I squeeze them?

Those are most: Likely glands of montgomery which are found on nipples and aerola. They lubricate those areas ; become larger with pregnancy and lactation. No need to squeeze them. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend sucked on my nipples almost 2 Weeks ago & it has been scabbing and Getting puss. What do I have to do to make it better?

Local treatment: After washing throughly and gently, dry completely. First with towel and then with a little corn starch powder. If there is pus, apply a small amount of Bactroban ointment (OTC) after drying it. Do that twice a day, that should take care of the problem if not go to see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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What is a bump around your nipple when popped puss comes out?

Areolar glands: Areolar glands or glands of montgomery are sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple. The glands make oily secretions to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected. It is possible for them to become infected. See your doctor for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my nipple which I've had for a while now when I try squeeze it white puss comes out I'm wondering if anyone could tell me what it is?

I have a spot on my nipple which I've had for a while now when I try squeeze it white puss comes out I'm wondering if anyone could tell me what it is?

Possible Abscess: It could be an abcess or possibly benign nipple discharge. Without an exam or seeing what the discharge looks like it is hard to say. Nipple discharge in a woman who is not pregnant or breast-feeding isn't necessarily abnormal, you should be evaluated by a doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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Pain on right nipple (male). Squeezed tip of nipple and white puss came out. Was it just a pimple on my nipple?

Pain on right nipple (male). Squeezed tip of nipple and white puss came out. Was it just a pimple on my nipple?

Possibly: If it does not recur, it is probably OK. In such as case one must look out for swelling, pain, redness and fever or any kind of painless mass, which should cause one to seek medical help. ...Read more

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When my right booby nipple gets sqeezed white puss comes out of it followed by blood is the normal? Its only in my right nipple.

When my right booby nipple gets sqeezed white puss comes out of it followed by blood is the normal? Its only in my right nipple.

Go to the Doctor: Please. Sign off of the internet and go see your physician urgently. You have blood and pus coming out of a breast. This is in no way normal or something to just observe. You need medical care urgently. ...Read more

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My left nipple gets dry and sometimes dry thing come off, no puss or bleeding. What can do about, I tried put antibacterial oint. Can I put Vase daily?

Try vaseline: Or 1% hydrocortisone ointment. If this persits, however, see your doctor. Rarely a scaly nipple can represent serious disease (though VERY unlikely in a 29 year old) ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an infected nipple on a female? Pain comes and goes litteraly like eery second and sharp pain in the top of the nipple and clear/ white puss comes out when sqweezed

Pain,: Pain, discharge, redness, fever, or hardness (induration) of the skin can be signs of a breast/nipple infection. If these occurred, the patient should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Recently switched from barbell to cbr nipple rings and now it's puss and sore, is this normal?

Pus from a: Nipple piercing is not normal. It sounds like the tissue is either infected or irritated. Recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I started having dry itchy nipples and after a week or so they started to bleed/puss is this likely to be something 'serious' or an infection?

I started having dry itchy nipples and after a week or so they started to bleed/puss is this likely to be something 'serious' or an infection?

Get medical eval: Bleeding and pus from the nipple is a sign of something wrong, including of course a possible infection. You need to get a medical evaluation for your condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a white pimple shaped like on the side of my nipple doesn't hurt but only when I squeeze it white puss comes out I am 20 yrs tryin to get preg?

I have a white pimple shaped like on the side of my nipple doesn't hurt but only when I squeeze it white puss comes out I am 20 yrs tryin to get preg?

Folliculitis: These are often infected glands that are located at the base of fine hairs in the area. Abrasive contact with your clothes/bra and or contact with contaminated fingers can transfer staph or strep to the area that will create puss pockets. A warm compress and keeping the area clean after you popped it may end the problem. If it becomes tender or seems to spread, you may need a round of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a white, like pale layer under my nipple, but no puss or blood. Never had kids, 19 yes old female, pain here and there especially when touched?

I have a white, like pale layer under my nipple, but no puss or blood. Never had kids, 19 yes old female, pain here and there especially when touched?

Exam: An examination will be needed to better understand what you are referring to. You can do a virtual visit right now on healthtap if you like with a primary care physician. It sounds like you may be seeing a Montgomery gland which is a normal finding. ...Read more

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My nipples have changed recently and have become a bit disformed and flakey. Along with that I have bumps around my breast some which puss.?

My nipples have changed recently and have become a bit disformed and flakey. Along with that I have bumps around my breast some which puss.?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor will have to get more of the story about the nipples, and do an exam (one can start with her primary care doctor). Nipple rashes can be from friction (from shirts, sports equipment like swimming in an inner tube, etc...), eczema, an allergic reaction, etc... Nipple discharges can be from hormonal imbalances, eczema, allergic reactions, infections, medications, etc... ...Read more

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Male nipple was sore to touch. Soreness went away and I squeezed it and bloody yellowish puss came out. Its not sore anymore but the puss is there?

Infection: What your described is consistent with a bacterial infection of the tissue under the nipple. It may resolve on its own, however, if the discharge persists more than a week, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more