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A cpl of days ago I saw a small pimple like bump on my breast. I popped it & pus came out. It's now red, swollen & larger. Could it be breast cancer?

A cpl of days ago I saw a small pimple like bump on my breast. I popped it & pus came out. It's now red, swollen & larger. Could it be breast cancer?

Unlikely: The adage "common things commonly happen" is true. There are sweat & hair pores on your breast & these can be invaded by skin germs and form an pustule or abscess just like they would on other body surfaces. Healing is promoted by moist heat (improves blood flow) or opening & draining them. Sometimes they require an antibiotic. It is worth a visit but I wouldn't freak about cancer as my first thoght ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Itchy nipples, small itchy cyst/pimple like bumps between and around breasts. What is this? Does it sound serious enough to get checked? OTC?

Itchy nipples, small itchy cyst/pimple like bumps between and around breasts. What is this? Does it sound serious enough to get checked? OTC?

Healthtap visit: Consider doing a virtual visit with one of the Healthtap primary care doctors or Dermatologist. They may be able to look at the area in question and direct you to further treatment. This is an issue that will require visualization of the area to draw any conclusions. ...Read more

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Well I have a small bump on my right breast it looks like a pimple it's like a clear color and it doesn't hurt to touch it but it's getting worse?

Well I have a small bump on my right breast it looks like a pimple it's like a clear color and it doesn't hurt to touch it but it's getting worse?

See your PCP: If the bump on your breast is getting worse you need to be seen either by your primary care provider or a dermatologist. There is no way to say what it is without seeing it but anything that is getting worse rather than better is concerning. Hope this is better soon. ...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

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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2 weeks ago on inside of breast toward chest wall, I saw a pimple-like bump w/ tiny black spot. It has grown, there is a small open hole in the middle?

2 weeks ago on inside of breast toward chest wall, I saw a pimple-like bump w/ tiny black spot. It has grown, there is a small open hole in the middle?

Small pimple chest: Just like on our face we can get pimples on the skin of the chest and back. Seems you have folliculitis, a pimple, would wash with soap and water keep clean try, bacitracin and follow up wiht doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pimple- like bump on my breast. What could it be?

What to do if I have a pimple- like bump on my breast. What could it be?

Several options: Depends on the location and appearance, wether tender or not, and how long present. Could simple be a pimple or incrown hair. Could be a small sebaceous cyst, or small mole. The nipple has glands under the skin that may become blocked. Most things not worrisome. If it persists, is tender, or gets larger I wouldn't hesitate to have it checked. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a pimple- like bump on my breast. What could it be?

What do you recommend if I have a pimple- like bump on my breast. What could it be?

Breast: If on the areola it could be a Montgomery Gland. It could be a cyst, inflammed hair follicle or a pimple. If there is an unexplained mass /lump - would strongly encourage physician assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Red pimple like bump on breast. Is it just a pimple?

Red pimple like bump on breast. Is it just a pimple?

Breast bump, pimple?: It is difficult to say, without having a look at it. Start by seeing your pmd. Make an appointment and have it looked at. ...Read more

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Red pimple like bump on breast. Does it connect to anything?

Red pimple like bump on breast. Does it connect to anything?

Difficult to say.: It's often difficult to diagnose skin issues without seeing them in person. I recommend seeing your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a painless pimple like bump on the side of my left breast for about 2 weeks now, what could it be?

I've had a painless pimple like bump on the side of my left breast for about 2 weeks now, what could it be?

Most likely nothing: Most likely it is something benign. Just like other skin covering your entire body, you can have the same problem on the skin over your breast. You can have clogged pore, or infection in the root of the hair, or other kind of infection/inflammation. if you are worried about it so much, go to see your PCP and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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A couple of days ago I had a pimple like bump on my left breast, went to pop it, wouldn't pop, next day it swelled and red the size of a dime or nicke

A couple of days ago I had a pimple like bump on my left breast, went to pop it, wouldn't pop, next day it swelled and red the size of a dime or nicke

Inflammation: You created local spread and irritation / inflammation by squeezing it when it could not drain externally. Warm compresses should help your body reign it in. May need to see dr for antibiotic if continues to enlarge. ...Read more

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I hav pimple like bump on my left breast n its bin there 4 3years I had no problem but 2day it was hurting n I waited n popped it. Is it breast cancer?

I hav pimple like bump on my left breast n its bin there 4 3years I had no problem but 2day it was hurting n I waited n popped it. Is it breast cancer?

No: Some skin lesions on the breast can be cancer, but these usually happen to older patients and they have nothing to "pop". This is probably a small skin lesion, often called an inclusion cyst. They can get infected or irritated. It may come back but a surgeon can easily remove it if it does. ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like pea-sized red bump directly between my breasts. It sits under my bra wire and has been here for weeks. What could this be?

I have a pimple-like pea-sized red bump directly between my breasts. It sits under my bra wire and has been here for weeks. What could this be?

RED BUMP ON CHEST: WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING THIS RED BUMP, THERE IS NO WAY OF TELLING WHAT IT IS EXACTLY.
IT MAY BE A PLUGGED UP OIL GLAND, LIKE A ZIT, DUE TO PRESSURE ON THE SKIN FROM THE BRA.
IS IT A NEW BRA PERHAPS?
If it persists, see your M.D.
MEANWHILE COMPRESS IT WITH WARM WATER AND APPLY ANY ZIT MEDICINE AT BEDTIME.
CHANGE YOU BRA. ...Read more

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I am 17 and I have pimple like bumps on my breast and scalp. What are they? Have been there for about 3 weeks and not going away but getting worse

I am 17 and I have pimple like bumps on my breast and scalp. What are they? Have been there for about 3 weeks and not going away but getting worse

Hard to tell: They may be pimples- you can get acne in other areas besides your face. If they are not improving with general cleansing, see your doctor. They may be a variety of different types of rashes, but we can't tell on-line. ...Read more

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I have a red what looks like a pimple but isn't a pimple bump on my breast. It's veiny around the outside and lighter red in the middle. What is it?

For how long?: Your description doesn't fit the commonly found variants of breast conditions. It could be multiple things. A physical exam by your physician can help determine its significance.
Also, if you are over the age of 40, make sure you have your mammogram.
Best wishes
Dr. M ...Read more

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I have a red bump under my right breast if I squeeze it pimple like puss comes out what is it?

I have a red bump under my right breast if I squeeze it pimple like puss comes out what is it?

Maybe a cyst: Sounds like a cyst...Have the lesion checked by your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps circling my nipples and a sharp pain in my right breast should I be worried?

I have pimple like bumps circling my nipples and a sharp pain in my right breast should I be worried?

Yes: Do a health Visit or see a doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment. In general these are signs of a significant infection ...Read more

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I have a bump between my breasts. It feels hard and hurts when I touch it. I don't know if its just a pimple or something else?

I have a bump between my breasts. It feels hard and hurts when I touch it. I don't know if its just a pimple or something else?

Likely benign: At 19 the risk of breast cancer is low. But you could have a carbuncle which is an inflamed follicle/sweat gland. Similar to a pimple. Warm compresses to the area will usually draw out the infection but you should see your pcp for eval. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 years old. She has a painful pimple like bump under her nipple of her breast. What could it be?

My daughter is 11 years old. She has a painful pimple like bump under her nipple of her breast. What could it be?

Breast bud? Abscess?: You're describing a "pimple-like" mass under the nipple in a preadolescent. If there's actually any drainage, or if there is redness or expanding borders, it may be an infection such as an abscess or cellulitis, requiring medical intervention. If none of these markers exist and there's simply a lump behind the nipple, this is a common finding, associated with fluctuating hormones. Your call! ...Read more