I Have A Painful Bump On My Areola It Has Been There For Four Days How Do I Get Rid Of It

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Asked by Tasha

I Have A Painful Bump On My Areola It Has Been There For Four Days How Do I Get Rid Of It

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Tasha, there are so many possible causes for a painful bump, that it's hard to say what to do about it. You might have a clogged Montgomery's gland (the little bumps on your areola) or a clogged milk duct if the bump is in the nipple area. You might have a pimple, boil, or other type of skin infection. It could be a sebaceous cyst (although those aren't usually painful). If the pain is severe or if you have a fever, call the doctor right away and get some guidance about whether you need to be seen. If it doesn't get better in a week or two or if it gets worse, you'll want to have a doctor look at this. The good news is that breast cancer lumps are not usually on the surface of the breast and they are not usually painful.

Answered by Phyllis Johnson