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Old 04-09-2001, 05:36 PM   #1
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Bumps on nipples.

Does anyone know what the little whitish bumbs that I get on my nipples are. I know that a lot of people have them, not everyone though. I was just wondering if there is any way to get rid of them!
I know that if you squeeze them, a tiny bit of white stuff comes out. I'm assuming that's lyphatic fluid, but how to I prevent/remove them?

Thanks!

 
Old 04-10-2001, 08:07 AM   #2
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

I also have the bumps on my nipples. You don't really notice them, unless my nipples get hard and then alot of them appear, Is this what you are talking about? I've never tried squeezing the bumps to see if anything comes out though. I don't think I want to, doesn't it hurt to do that?

 
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Old 04-10-2001, 08:11 AM   #3
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

You most likely have a yeast infection of the skin. Let your doctor check it out... it is very common in women with large breasts. I have them chronically myself and it is treated with a cream or powder. Personally I am sooo sick of them I am looking into breast reduction surgery since I never had the problem when they were smaller. go get that checked out.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bitterglitter:
<B>Does anyone know what the little whitish bumbs that I get on my nipples are. I know that a lot of people have them, not everyone though. I was just wondering if there is any way to get rid of them!
I know that if you squeeze them, a tiny bit of white stuff comes out. I'm assuming that's lyphatic fluid, but how to I prevent/remove them?

Thanks!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

 
Old 04-10-2001, 08:37 AM   #4
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

Actually, strangely enough, they are called Montgomery Glands. They are more noticeable on some women than others. I have them too but only one individual bump is noticeable. My doctor said he would remove it if I wanted, but no big deal. Their primary function is to keep your nipple skin adequately lubricated. They are most active during lactation.

 
Old 04-10-2001, 11:14 AM   #5
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

I don't think it is a yeast infection-(though you can never rule anything out completely), as I have had them about as long as I've had breasts, (since puberty). I guess one of my main questions is why do they show up on some people and not others?

I don't know if I would feel comfortable talking to my regular doctor about this, is this something a gynocologist would know about?


SHEL-it does hurt a little to squeeze them...I don't think it does any good to do so unless you have a really big one (full). It's pretty pointless, but I have this weird thing about gooming myself.

 
Old 06-12-2001, 08:35 PM   #6
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by redfox:
<B>Actually, strangely enough, they are called Montgomery Glands. They are more noticeable on some women than others. I have them too but only one individual bump is noticeable. My doctor said he would remove it if I wanted, but no big deal. Their primary function is to keep your nipple skin adequately lubricated. They are most active during lactation.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly right, except I have heard them called Montgomery's Tubules(not saying that IS the correct name*S*). They ARE there to keep the skin adequately moisterized. A lot of woman really notice them more once they have had a child, they usually become much more prominent.
Redfoxx hit the nail on the head.*S*
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<p>[This message has been edited by Dreamin4-1more (edited 06-12-2001).]

 
Old 06-12-2001, 09:11 PM   #7
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

A word for bitterglitter: If you wouldn't feel comfortable talking about this with your regular doctor then I would wonder why you still see that particular doctor. You should feel comfortable talking to your regular doctor about anything that you might need help with. If I wasn't comfortable talking with my regular doc with this kind of thing I would be looking for a new doc.

 
Old 06-13-2001, 06:01 AM   #8
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

i also have several bumps that are mostly visible when the nipples are hard. no discharge though.
but i did have my breasts examined several times by my doc who said nothing about it. i would ask your doc about the discharge (if its normal).

 
Old 06-13-2001, 02:05 PM   #9
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

The little white bumps around your nipples that have white stuff come out of them when you squeeze them are there as a natural moisturizer, just like one other poster said. I learned this while breastfeeding my second child. They are more noticeable when the nipple is erect and are not harmful and there is no need to have them removed. If they are sore, red, swollen, or leaking pus then I would say YES go to your doctor, but otherwise I'd say they are just your body's natural moisturizer.

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Re: Bumps on nipples.

I have them too.....only one is really noticeable, and I can get white stuff out of it if I squeeze it (gross, but I have the grooming thing, too!) I never knew they actually had a name....learn something new everyday!!!

 
Old 07-14-2001, 01:12 PM   #11
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

HI girls! I to have those lil bump things, I hate them and it's embarrassing, I wish there was something that gets rid of them without surgery, Please let me know, It's bad enough I have to be small chested, And worse when I have to have some ugly bump on my aerola er nipple area. Bothers me terribly! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">

 
Old 07-24-2001, 10:02 PM   #12
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

DON'T SQUEEZE THEM PLEASE - When I was doing my nursing degree several years ago my Tutor told a horrifying story of a woman he'd treated where one of the glands had become seriously infected as a result of being squeezed, and had turned into an ulcer the size of his fist. She had a terrible scar after the wound finally healed. Not saying this is common, but I wouldn't like to risk it!

Please don't squeeze them. If one becomes sore, red, swollen, go to the doc and get antibiotics for it!

 
Old 07-27-2001, 01:49 PM   #13
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

It's not the red or swollenness of them, they are just big and they look like whitheads that need to be popped. Next time I go to the doctor I am defiantely asking him. I hate them that much.

 
Old 07-31-2001, 01:21 PM   #14
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

Hey bitterglitter, Will you please let me know what the Doctor says about them if you ask him, I hate them that much too! I'm so embarrassed, I'd love to run around bare chested in front of my b/f but I can't cus of those bumps. I cover that area up with my hand or arm when I'm nude, So he can't see them. Please let me know, email is hady@wildmail.com or just reply here.. thanks!

 
Old 07-31-2001, 01:58 PM   #15
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Re: Bumps on nipples.

Hey bitterglitter, Will you please let me know what the Doctor says about them if you ask him, I hate them that much too! I'm so embarrassed, I'd love to run around bare chested in front of my b/f but I can't cus of those bumps. I cover that area up with my hand or arm when I'm nude, So he can't see them. Please let me know, email is hady@wildmail.com or just reply here.. thanks!

 
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