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Why is it that I have small bumps around my nipples?

Why is it that I have small bumps around my nipples?

Likely: Montgomery glands. These help to keep the aerolas and nipples moisturized. ...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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Have small white bumps on nipples. What is cause?

Have small white bumps on nipples. What is cause?

Glands of montgomery: Areolar glands or glands of montgomery are sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple. The glands make oily secretions (lipoid fluid) to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected. They vary in size but appear like bumps or pimples over the areola. ...Read more

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I have small bumps around my nipples. Is that normal?

Montgomery Glands?: Glands of montgomery are small bumps on the areola. ...Read more

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I have a small, painful bump on the outter edge of my nipple. Is it a pimple?

I have a small, painful bump on the outter edge of my nipple. Is it a pimple?

Could be: application of topical antibiotics may help. If increased swelling, seek help ...Read more

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Please tell me why I have small pimple like bumps n my nipple and the surrounding part?

Please tell me why I have small pimple like bumps n my nipple and the surrounding part?

Montgomery glands: The bumps may be Montgomery glands or tubercules. These are sebaceous glands and sweat glands. They keep the nipple and areola (surrounding part of the nipple) well lubricated. ...Read more

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Will anyone tell me how come I have small pimple like bumps n my nipple and the surrounding part?

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. ...Read more

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Feel tiny tiny bump growing right beside nipple,like attached to it,pretty much impossible to tell and feel but I'm paranoid,15 what to do?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old woman ,today I've noticed small itchy bumps on the base of right and left nipple.Please guide to what it might be. Thank you?

I am a 45 year old woman ,today I've noticed small itchy bumps on the base of right and left nipple.Please guide to what it might be.  Thank you?

Nipple Itch: Common causes of nipple itch include chemical irritants, such as soap and laundry detergent, dry skin, and medication side effects. Contact dermatitis can also result in nipple itch. Depending on the cause, an itching feeling may occur in one or both nipples, and it may be accompanied by redness, pain, swelling, or discharge from the affected nipples. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old woman ,today I've noticed small itchy bumps on the base of right and left nipple.Please guide to what it might be. Thank you?

I am a 45 year old woman ,today I've noticed small itchy bumps on the base of right and left nipple.Please guide to what it might be.  Thank you?

Nipple Itch: common causes of nipple itch include chemical irritants, such as soap and laundry detergent, dry skin, and medication side effects. Contact dermatitis can also result in nipple itch. Depending on the cause, an itching feeling may occur in one or both nipples, and it may be accompanied by redness, pain, swelling, or discharge from the affected nipples. ...Read more

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A few mths ago i got a small but painful bump on areola below nipple. Went away after a week. Today i woke up with the exact same bump in same spot.

A few mths ago i got a small but painful bump on areola below nipple. Went away after a week. Today i woke up with the exact same bump in same spot.

Infected milk duct: This bump can represent a blocked milk duct. The areola has 17-19 milk ducts which get larger with pregnancy but can get infected. I would try putting heat on it and see if it decreases in size. If not, or if it keeps recurring, I would see your health care provider to determine whether you need antibiotics for a smoldering infection in the duct. Sometimes it spontaneously resolves. ...Read more

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I have hard small bumps around my nipple on my breast?

Montgomery glands: If the bumps look like "goosebumps" on or around the nipple, they are probably montgomery glands, which produce a lubricant to keep the nipple protected. They are normal and nothing to be concerned about, but if you are worried, or think they might be something else, see your doctor and find out for sure. ...Read more

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I felt a small bump around my right nipple what could this be? Should I contact my doctor?

I felt a small bump around my right nipple what could this be? Should I contact my doctor?

Yes: A small bump near your nipple is likely to be a blocked sweat gland at the edge of the nipple, called a montgomery's gland. But you do not want to miss something more serious such as a breast cancer. See your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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I noticed on my 8 month old sonchest a small peas sized bump it almost feels like a bone it's under his nipples almost in the middle toward the left?

I noticed on my 8 month old sonchest a small peas sized bump it almost feels like a bone it's under his nipples almost in the middle toward the left?

Benign: Might just be residual breast tissue from exposure to mom's estrogen. Run it by his pediatrician. Not to worry but better just have it examined especially if getting bigger. Good luck. ...Read more

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My right nipple is very painful to touch. I have two small painful bumps on my nipple. Also feel a painful bump under my right armpit. No pain in left?

Infection Vs Other: You need to have your breast evaluated right away. You may have an infection or something much more serious such as a cancer. Please do not wait to have this evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a super small whitish reddish bump on the actual nipple part of my breast. what could it be?

I have a super small whitish reddish bump on the actual nipple part of my breast. what could it be?

It may be inclusion: This may be an inclusion cyst but it would be wise to check with your physicians to clarify the diagnosis. ...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?

? 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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I have hunger pains i've also noticed that I have small bumps around my nipples could this be a sign of my period, should I be concerned?

Those small bumps: Are likely montgomery glands. They are on the nipple ; areola and lubricate those tissues. They are normal. They enlarge during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

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Noticed a small amount of yellow discharge from a montgomery bump during my self exam, so i squeezed my nipple and several more had goo. Normal?

Noticed a small amount of yellow discharge from a montgomery bump during my self exam, so i squeezed my nipple and several more had goo.  Normal?

Check it: I would get it checked out. The chances of it being bad is small, but its always better to be checked out. For your peace of mind and for your health. ...Read more

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I have hunger pains i've also noticed that I have small bumps around my nipples, could this be a sign of my period or should I be really concerned?

I have hunger pains i've also noticed that I have small bumps around my nipples, could this be a sign of my period or should I be really concerned?

Symptoms: Those small bumps around the nipples may be Montgomery Glands. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. But, it may not turn positive until you have missed your period. Can take an early response type test for earlier results. ...Read more

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