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Sore red bump/spot/nipple like on aerola next to nipple on right breast, could it be a pregnancy sign or something seriouse?

Sore red bump/spot/nipple like on aerola next to nipple on right breast, could it be a pregnancy sign or something seriouse?

Montgomery Glands: What you are describing sounds like montgomery gland cysts. These are modified oil glands that lubricate the nipple and have a tendency to get blocked and inflamed. If this doesn't improve over the next few weeks, please see your gynecologist to make sure all is well. ...Read more

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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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A few weeks ago I noticed 3 red bumps appear on my nipple to the side. They have just recently started hurting. What could this be?

A few weeks ago I noticed 3 red bumps appear on my nipple to the side. They have just recently started hurting. What could this be?

Breasts...: I am unable to tell you what this is without looking at them. However, it is very important that you see a medical provider as soon as you can when you experience lumps, rashes or new changes of your breasts. Make an appointment with your doctor for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps all over my nipples why are they there and what can I do to fix it?

I have little red bumps all over my nipples why are they there and what can I do to fix it?

See below: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old and I have a red bump by my nipple and it is swollen and hurts. What could be wrong?

Granulation Tissue: This could just be a pyogenic granuloma resulting from a local trauma or infection which can be treated locally. Worrying about early cancer affecting the nipple at your age of 25 is especially true among those women with a strong family history of breast cancer. ...Read more

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My sister is 15. She got a sudden red bump on heresy nipple and it doesn't hurt. What could it be? It looks infected in the center of the bump.

My sister is 15. She got a sudden red bump on heresy nipple and it doesn't hurt. What could it be? It looks infected in the center of the bump.

Moist heat, review: Superficial infections of the areola complex are frequent. Sebaceous oil glands are present in the skin. The skin is quite thick and durable, thus leading to the problem of local infection of these small glands. Local moist heat with a wash cloth with hot water 3-4 times per day along with witch hazel as a skin lubrication may help. Surgeon review with lance, drainage, antibiotics maybe needed. ...Read more

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I've recently discovered a small red bump on my nipple area that's itchy. Some skin was peeling off a little in the shower. I was wondering what it is?

I've recently discovered a small red bump on my nipple area that's itchy. Some skin was peeling off a little in the shower. I was wondering what it is?

Bite?: Could be a bug bite; they are common in sensitive areas. But if it does not resolve in a few days, let your doctor or a dermatologist have a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on my nipple. its sore to touch and warm. would you be able to tell me what this is. ?

I have a small red bump on my nipple. its sore to touch and warm. would you be able to tell me what this is. ?

Breast Sore: Could be and most likely to be an infection, but either way should be examined by doctor to be properly evaluated and treated. There is a less common type of breast cancer known as Paget's Disease of Breast which though far less likely should be excluded. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad

I'm a breastfeeding mom. I have a huge painful red bump on my nipple and it looks like a boil. What should I do? What could it be? It hurts bad

Boil on nipple: The pain and swelling are consistant with an infection on the nipple. Call your doctor to report this and see about proper treatment. ...Read more

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I'm not pregnant an I've never had a child but I have light red pinkish bumps on my nipples what does this mean do I need to go to a doctor?

I'm not pregnant an I've never had a child but I have light red pinkish bumps on my nipples what does this mean do I need to go to a doctor?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. You should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Red bump on right breast above nipple. Hurts to press on it and been there for 4 days. Other breast doesn't have anything on it. And no discharge.

Red bump on right breast above nipple. Hurts to press on it and been there for 4 days. Other breast doesn't have anything on it. And no discharge.

Infection likely: Sounds like it may be a infection of the skin, like a boil or pimple "gone bad". I would see an MD and put neosporin on it until you are seen. ...Read more

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After my first testosterone injection I have red bumps that itch all over & my nipples itch and are dry and when scratched clear liquid comes out.

After my first testosterone injection I have red bumps that itch all over & my nipples itch and are dry and when scratched clear liquid comes out.

To the oil: Testosterone injection usually contains peanut or sesame seed oil to which some people may be allergic. Consult an allergist if you need to get this issue clarified but find out which kind of oil was present in the injection you received. Since the oil will likely stay in your body for awhile, you may need to be treated with a short course of oral cortisone if the itching and bumps do get worse. ...Read more

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I have painful red bumps in armpits, one on my nipple, bicep, & groin. What could they be and how to get rid of it?

I have painful red bumps in armpits, one on my nipple, bicep, & groin. What could they be and how to get rid of it?

Bug bite; infection?: Bumps on 3 separate parts of the body may be bug bites and/or may be small boils (skin infections; small abscesses). A visit to one's primary care doctor is needed, as bumps are very hard to describe in words. Antibiotics may be needed, if there are signs of infection. Others causes of bumps are possible, but less likely. If the bumps are mysterious-looking, a dermatologist can examine them. ...Read more

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Noticed 2 small, red bumps on my left breast all of a sudden. One right on the edge of the nipple and one on the skin. They are warm to the touch?

Noticed 2 small, red bumps on my left breast all of a sudden. One right on the edge of the nipple and one on the skin. They are warm to the touch?

Skin eruptions/bumps: Thank you for your question. Red warm bumps on the breast area may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external & internal sources such allergies to agents or otherwise. Having an examination and evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in accurate diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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There are small red bumps on my chest and i try to get rid on it for the past 3 days, do I need to go to a hospita?

There are small red bumps on my chest and i try to get rid on it for the past 3 days, do I need to go to a hospita?

Not an emergency: Doesn't sound like an emergency to me. Cool compresses might help. Find out if there is something that you are ingesting, applying locally, (sun screen?) or maybe your detergent or fabric softener. Could be an allergic reaction to a medicine that you are taking. A doctor's visit should do the trick. It will save you lots of time and money over going to the emergency room ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

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Red Bumps (Definition)

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