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Q: White pimple on nipple

I had a small white pimple like thing on my nipple this morning. Not around my nipple but actually directly on it. I squeezed it and a white substance came out. It wasn't really wet.....more like the texture of dry mashed potatoes. That's the best description I can give of it. Is this something to be concerned about? I'm 40, not on birth control,  have had 2 kids, youngest will be 10 soon, and I didn't breast feed either of them.

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/ 4/10 7:02am

Hi - We have oil glands on our nipples that keep them lubricated and soft. It sounds to me like one of your oil glands got blocked, and perhaps a tiny infection built up underneath. Keep your eye on the spot; if it doesn't come back, then that's probably what it was. If it continues to appear, then you'd best see a doctor for some better treatment - an antibiotic, perhaps. This doesn't sound at all like a breast cancer symptom; though, as with any breast change, you want to track it till it disappears - or see a doctor if it doesn't. Good luck - PJH

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By NeverEnuff1969, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/03/14, First Published: 02/03/10