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I have a sore areola, what do you think it is?

I have a sore areola, what do you think it is?

? Runner: If you are a runner this could make your nipples sore. Do not use soap in this area. If vaseline or aquaphor does not help you can try an over the counter cortisone ointment.If you are still not better i would see a dermatologist for a prescription cream. ...Read more

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Sore areola on right breast. It has been sore for a couple of years now. I mentioned it to Dr's but they always dismiss it. What could it be? N/O symp

Sore areola on right breast. It has been sore for a couple of years now. I mentioned it to Dr's but they always dismiss it. What could it be? N/O symp

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor to determine if any work up or testing is needed. Breast pain can be from hormonal changes, weight changes, dietary changes, cysts, changes in exercise patterns, ill fitting bras and others. Consider seeing a breast specialist if you feel your concerns are not being heard ...Read more

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I am post menopausal, take estradiol for two months now. Since yesterday I have sore nipples and areolas. Is this from estradiol? Or ?

I am post menopausal, take estradiol for two months now.  Since yesterday I have sore nipples and areolas.  Is this from estradiol? Or ?

Estradiol: Estradiol (and all estrogens) can make the breast glandular tissue tender and swollen. If the discomfort continues, you may consider a lower dose. The discomfort may be temporary, and if so no need to worry. ...Read more

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1 breast very sore. Feels like whn I breastfed 3 yr ago. No idea why but very sore deep inside areola area. No lumps & I rarely drnk caffeine. Ideas?

1 breast very sore. Feels like whn I breastfed 3 yr ago. No idea why but very sore deep inside areola area. No lumps & I rarely drnk caffeine. Ideas?

Cyst: Cysts and fibroadenomas (benign tumors) are the most common cause of unilateral breast pain. I would see your doctor for a breast exam soon. They will likely order an ultrasound and/or mammogram to determine what the cause is. Sometimes there is no cause found. In those cases ibuprofen and evening primrose oil (pills) can be somewhat helpful. ...Read more

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Recently my Montgomery glands have become very prominent, my areola is sore, but only in my right breast. What could be the cause of this?

Recently my Montgomery glands have become very prominent, my areola is sore, but only in my right breast. What could be the cause of this?

Causes: Could be some irritation of the nipple area from a new bra or some form of friction of the area. Would still consider pregnancy as a possible cause. Premenstrual breast pain, while often bilateral can be one sided as well. ...Read more