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Q: Bump on my areola????

I am 22 yrs old- and I recently found a bump smaller then the size of a pea on my areola near my nipple- its a little painful/sensitive and it looks like it could be popped but i cant get anything out of it- theres always been a bump there thats slightly harder then the rest but Ive been on my period this week and it got bigger and more noticable. Also- sometimes my boyfriend likes to suck on my nipples sometimes.. was wondering if that had anything to do with it??? kinda concerned and prolly gonna see the gyne at some point- but wondered if im just crazy and its not that big of a deal?
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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/ 3/13 3:15pm

If the bump has always been there, it's probably nothing to worry about. The fact that it's become larger and more painful during your period reflects the fact that your breasts retain fluid during that time of the month, and the pain could simply be a reflection of that. However, it could also signal the start of an infection; so I'd suggest you keep your eye on it, and if the pain and increased size don't subside in the next week or so, you might want to see a doctor to find out what's going on. Also, when you do see your gynecologist, be sure to mention it to him/her, and get it checked – even if it's gone back to normal.


Your boyfriend sucking on your nipple might irritate it, but I doubt he's injuring you; you'll know if he is, because it'll hurt! Undecided Take care - PJH

gotr5, Community Member
2/ 3/13 3:33pm

thank you for the help!  I will keep an eye on it and see what happens once my period has ended.  But i think either way ill be going to the Gyne in the coming months so i can just have her look at it then.   thanks again!  needed a little peace of mind ;)

PJ Hamel, Health Guide
2/ 3/13 4:30pm

Glad to help - come back here any time with your questions, we're here for you. PJH

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By gotr5, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/03/13, First Published: 02/03/13