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My left breast has gotten bigger and there is a lump on my areola with a bright red vein looking mark going across part of my chest and it is tender?

My left breast has gotten bigger and there is a lump on my areola with a bright red vein looking mark going across part of my chest and it is tender?

Mastitis vs tumor: Your complaints are worrisome and firstly you have to see your fd/gyn asap to rule out infection and treat with antibiotics if not better or resolved within one or two wks then you need biopsy to rule our inflammatory breat tumor although it is rare but do happen in your age group. Good luck and act soono ...Read more

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I'm 24. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, sore and peeling around areola?

I'm 24. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, sore and peeling around areola?

Lump mastitis: For your age any signs of infection you should see your GYn or F/d asap especially with lumpy breasts and if confirm infection it should be treated with antibiotics for a coarse and follow up mandatory as if unresponsive it can be serious to rule out remote possibility of inflammatory breast tumor although it is very rare but not impossible. Good luck and see your doctor now ...Read more

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Yesterday I woke up with a red bump on my areola that was painful. Now I woke up and it still hurts but is red all around it even outside my areola?

Yesterday I woke up with a red bump on my areola that was painful. Now I woke up and it still hurts but is red all around it even outside my areola?

See physician: This sounds like an infection. Are you nursing? Did you scratch your nipple? Please see a provider ASAP. Until then use warm compresses and over the counter or triple antibiotic ointment or anti fungal creme ...Read more

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I've my nipples pierced and there is a small red soft pimple like bump on my areola. Ideas on what this is?

I've my nipples pierced and there is a small red soft pimple like bump on my areola. Ideas on what this is?

? abscess: It is possible an infection has set in from the piercing. See you doctor. You may need antibiotics and possibly removal of the nipple piercing. ...Read more

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Lump within the areola?

See a doctor: Any lump in the breast requires an examination by a physician. He/she may order an x-ray of the breast called a mammogram or ultrasound to check this lump out. ...Read more

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Difference between lump and bump an areola?

Words: They are the same. Neither word is descriptive enough to provide any medical comment or diagnosis. ...Read more

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I can feel a lump within my areola but it is not painful?

Most breast lumps ar: A painless lump means it is not due to infection or inlammation. You should show it to your doctor some time soon especially if it is increasing in size over the next few months. Check it once every week or two and note the size for any increase. That will tell you if it could be something serious. ...Read more

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I had sudden onset of a painful lump near the areola which has turned light pink should I be concerned?

Depends: Sudden onset usually means an infection of some kind. Applying heat for 10 minutes 2-4 times daily will often help if that's the case. If that doesn't help, the area should be examined. ...Read more

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I had small lump in areola but I checked it many times so it now growed into a disk large lump so what now will it go? Does this mean my t. Is low?

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I had small lump in areola but I checked it many times so it now growed into a disk large lump so what now will it go? Does this mean my t. Is low?

Not necessarily: Go to see your doc and have further examination. If I am not mistaken, you are talking about a breast lump/breast enlargement correct- or gynecomastia. There are different causes of gynecomastia- from hormonal, medication, other disease-such as liver disease, tumor etc. If your doctor thinks that there is a lump there- a mammogram or sonogram of the breast as well as other blood tests can be done. ...Read more

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Small hard lump directly under areola in 22 yr old male. What could this be?

See below: This is almost certainly at your age gynecomastia which is a benign lesion if it grows or causes you discomfort see a physician but otherwise it is harmless. ...Read more

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Lately I've found somewhat large hard lumps on both sides of my chest and small puss filled bumps on my areolas. Is this normal?

Staph: You may have a mild staff infection I would try using an antiseptic soap if this does not improve I would let a physician see it and give you a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Noticed small lumps on my areola's (breasts). I think they're Montgomery Tubercles. Should I be worried? Will the lumps disappear, and if so how long?

Montgomery Tubercles: Hi, as you mentioned yourself the bumps could be Montgomery Tubercles which become when stimulated and with hormonal changes. ...Read more

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I've always had small lumps on areola but have noticed new ones appearing, should I be worried?

I've always had small lumps on areola but have noticed new ones appearing, should I be worried?

Normal: These lumps are called Montgomery glands and are normal. Some women have more prominent Montgomery glands than others. Do not be worried. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I'm a medical student nd im worried abt the (cyst/lump) on my both areolas I have them since puberty bt I've always thought they're nothing serious?

Ah, the dangers of : Learning about zebras as well as horses! If the lumps have remained the same size for many years, they are probably benign. They may be a bit of breast tissue. I think you need have your pcp examine them ; tell you if a bx. Is needed. The take-home lesson is that sometimes people just need to know they ; their loved ones are okay, because even a little anxiety can impact daily functioning. ...Read more

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A mole in the areola and a lump in my armpit. Should i be scared now?

A mole in the areola and a lump in my armpit. Should i be scared now?

No: A simple examination by your doctor can at least help differentiate benign looking lesions/ mole, as well as lump/ mass. If needed, your doctor can do other diagnostic test like ultrasound or biopsy. Have yourself examined for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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I'm 20 year old female . I have. Lump/bump on both areolas since puberty I guess (one on each) they r hard 2 notice whn areolas constrict in cold?

I'm 20 year old female . I have. Lump/bump on both areolas since puberty I guess (one on each) they r hard 2 notice whn areolas constrict in cold?

What is the question: What is your question specifically? These 'lumps' have been with you for years. What is the concern today? What is prompting the question? ...Read more

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Bodybuilder, never used steroids, having puffy nipples for so long. When pressed inwards Feels there is hollowness under areola, no pain, no lumps.

Normal variant: Hard to be certain what the problem is without proper examination but on the onset it doesn't sound life- threatening. I'm a bodybuilder myself and nipples can be puffy for any number of reasons. When did this problem begin? How are your father's nipples? Do you have family history of breast disease? Is there any pain about the breasts? ...Read more