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What Is The Bump On My Nipple Piercing
Hi, I woke up two days ago and I noticed a round bump/blister on the side on my nipple where my piercing is. What could it be? Infection? Herpes?
Pustule: This could be a bacterial skin infection (pustule) rather than a herpes infection since there is only one lesion. If other blisters develop then herpes would be more likely and your physician could confirm the diagnosis and prescribe treatment. Until then apply warm soaks, pat dry and apply antibacterial cream like Neosporin. ...Read more
It could: Be a number of things, but it needs to be seen and evaluated by a physician to give you an appropriate answer. ...Read more
Visit your doctor: The best place to start is your regular doctor. If you don't have one, it is that time. ...Read more
No way of knowing: Go see a surgeon for evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have an infection on my right nipple. There is a painful reddish white bump on my nipple, with increased WBCs. Is this heard of in males? Am i weak?
A male can have: An infection on any part of the body. This does not make you weak as man or as a person. Take care. ...Read more
I have an infection on my right nipple. There is a painful reddish white bump on my nipple, with increased WBC's. Does it indicate my immunity is low?
Probably not: This sort of problem usually does not indicate impaired immunity. ...Read more
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
I have a small red bump on my nipple. it's 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
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
Yes: For several reasons: 1) can obscure nipple shadow 2) probably painful. But for all intents and purposes probably not a big deal. Let the tech know so they can tell the radiologist. ...Read more
Nerve pain: The 'pain' is interpreted as an itch. The 'bumps' are actually called montgomery glands. ...Read more
NO: It should not be bothering you if it was done properly. Recommend you have your doctor check it. ...Read more
Piercing care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Don't recommend use of alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide to clean piercings as they may cause the surrounding skin to dry out excessively. ...Read more
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. It is possible for them to become infected. See your doctor for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more
Ring removal can: Lead to abscess — so see dr. Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply. ...Read more
Did you have a baby?: Lactation should not happen after either, unless breast feeding. See your doctor ...Read more
If it: Hurts, it is abnormal and needs examination ...Read more
Both sides?: Commonly women have prominent oil glands around the areola called montgomery glands. They are numerous and are usually flesh colored or slightly yellow. They usually occur on both areolas and not just on one side. If you are concerned about your nipples/areolas you should consult a doctor for an official diagnosis. ...Read more
Probably: Please see your dermatologist to find out. ...Read more
I have this thing that looks like an organ of some sort in my vagina and has little bumps that look like nipples what could this be?
See your gyn!!: It could be a foreign body, such as an old condom or old tampon. If you have had vaginal deliveries, it is possible that you have "prolapse". This means that the supporting tissues and muscles that hold your organs in position have stretched out so much that either your uterus or your bladder is low down in the vagina, instead of higher up in the pelvis. ...Read more
My nipples have large raised bumps some that look to be filled with something like a pimple they are on and around my nipples they come and go?
Probably: These are probably enlarge oil glands or sweat glands. ...Read more
My boyfriend sucked my nipples and the day after that I got a bump, is it going to disappear soon? Should I put some "vitacilina" the mexican remedy?
The lump is most likely due to the trauma of sucking and may be a hematoma (collection of blood from a broken blood vessel).
I would recommend that you apply cold compresses to the area for 15 minutes 3-4 times daily.
If it becomes red, hot, and painful, it may be due to a secondary infection and you should see your doctor for it. ...Read more
Do I have to remove my piercings for a laparoscopy? I got my nipples done yesterday, would I have to use a retainer? I'm not sure if I can change them
Maybe: If they are metal, and the surgeon needs to use a monopolar energy source, it will put you at risk to get burned at the location of the metal. Discuss this with the nurse, and surgeon when you get to the hospital, and they will let you know before your procedure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
May be normal: We have glands within the areola called "Montgomery's glands" that help lubricate the skin of the nipple. They can look like bumps as we get older and the contents of the glands get backed up. Also, we have hair follicles surrounding the nipple. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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