• NeverEnuff1969 NeverEnuff1969
    February 03, 2010
    White pimple on nipple
    NeverEnuff1969 NeverEnuff1969
    February 03, 2010

    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
    February 04, 2010
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    February 04, 2010

    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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