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Causes of more prominent white bumps on areola of breasts? Is it serious?Never used to be so prominent thanks.

Causes of more prominent white bumps on areola of breasts? Is it serious?Never used to be so prominent thanks.

Not serious: White bumps on the areola are sebaceous glands of montgomery. It is normal for these glands to sometimes become more prominent with age or during or after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Recently I developed white bumps on my areola in the shape of a ring, And I'm on my period. what could be the cause of this? And will it go away?

White bumps on beeas: those bumps are called Montgomery's glands Nd they lubricate the nipple especially when nursing. They change throughout your cycle. Never squeeze or pick them as that can cause infection. ...Read more

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Small white bump on my areola for a month(I'm breastfeeding) that only hurt the last few days. It broke and is really sore, what should I do?

Warm compresses: will likely help the area drain and relieve the pain. If worsening, you should consult physician ...Read more

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Period and pregnancy. Not sure if I'm pregnant or not. Periods are regular. Frequent urination, white raised bumps on areola, fatigue. Poss pregnancy?

Period and pregnancy. Not sure if I'm pregnant or not. Periods are regular. Frequent urination, white raised bumps on areola, fatigue. Poss pregnancy?

Possible: If you have been having unprotected sex then you are possibly pregnant although your symptoms alone are pretty non specific. you should get a home pregnancy test kit and find out for sure. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks post partum & fully breastfeeding, i noticed white pimple like bumps on my areola close to my nipple but not on the nipple. What is this?

I am 7 weeks post partum & fully breastfeeding, i noticed white pimple like bumps on my areola close to my nipple but not on the nipple. What is this?

Get it checked out: See your physician for an exam and find out whether you have a plugged duct, milk blister or an abscess along with a case of mastitis. All three can give a pimple-like appearance. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the areola?

Normal: There are two types of bumps. The areola has many small glands that produce lubricating secretions for the nipple. These glands get larger as we age, and become more obvious. Also there are erectile muscles beneath the skin of the areola that can can make the areola "bunch up" when it is cold or stimulated. ...Read more

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What causes the bumps on my areola to hurt?

What causes the bumps on my areola to hurt?

Montgomery Glands?: If it was just one - i would wonder if you had a montgomery gland cyst? With pain of multiple areas - has the skin become too dry or chapped ? If yes, use a lubricant. Has fabric been abraiding the tissue of your areolas? If so, use a soft bra. ...Read more

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Can bumps on the areola appear and disappear normally?

Montgomery Glands: Are small glands on the nipples and areolas - they serve the purpose of lubricating those tissues. They are enlarged during pregnancy and breast feeding. ...Read more

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Please help there's bump on my areola. What does it mean?

Not sure: It would need to be seen by a doctor. Let your doctor check it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have little bumps on your areolas?

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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What do you suggest if I have bump on my areola. What does it mean?

Most women: have a series of small Montgomery Glands (small bumps) on areolas and nipples. If you have a mass - please get it checked Take care. ...Read more

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In the morning, i randomlly get more bumps on my areola, is this normal?

Areola: If it is random that it occurs, it may just be a histamine reaction in your nipple/areola. I would not be greatly concerned unless you feel palpable masses or have significant pain hope this helps :). ...Read more

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Small, painful, hard bump on areola. Pain is only dull, and hurts when bothered. Just showed up last night, could it just be an injury from a bra?

Small, painful, hard bump on areola. Pain is only dull, and hurts when bothered. Just showed up last night, could it just be an injury from a bra?

Could be: It could also be a cyst or a developing infection. Warm compresses may help. It should resolve spontaneously in a few days. Things that show up quickly usually resolve quickly. ...Read more

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The only way I can think of to explain this is It looks like an eraser was ran across the lower part of my areola. No pain/bumps. What could it be?

The only way I can think of to explain this is It looks like an eraser was ran across the lower part of my areola. No pain/bumps. What could it be?

Color change: sounds like you have an area around your nipple that has changed color. It may be due to a condition called tinea versicolor which causes lighter spots on your skin; it can be treated sometimes with OTC selsun blue shampoo. However other conditions can cause lightening of the skin (medicines, lotions/creams). If it does not go away in a few weeks you can see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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