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Thursday, August 21, 2008 Laura2987, Community Member, asks

Q: Sore lump on my nipple, could it be serious?

I have a lump above my left nipple it has been there for a little while now. Last night I popped it. Puss and blood came out. My nipple has been sore since it popped up a few weeks ago. I'm jsut wondering, is it serious?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
8/21/08 6:16pm

Laura, it could be an ingrown hair, an infection in a milk duct... There's no telling exactly what it is, though it does sound like an infection. Breast cancer doesn't usually appear as a sore with pus and blood. Any infection that lingers should be treated, so best make a doctor's appointment and get it taken care of, OK? Good luck - PJH

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By Laura2987, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/16/10, First Published: 08/21/08