Currently breastfeeding since his birth, 8 weeks and since then have noticed a small pea size lump under my nipple. It is located on the where the skin meets the nipple colored area. I know this was not here before I gave birth and started breastfeeding. I did get a breast infection in the other and took medication to help. I am assuming that if this was a blocked duct I would have gotten sick long before the other breast got infected and it has not nor has the lump moved or gotten bigger. Wondering if I have concern for something more serious than a blocked duct?
Dear bamak: There are several possible explanations for the lump that you feel. However, without examination, it is impossible to speculate on this particular lump. As a rule of thumb, any new lump needs investigation. You should have your doctor do an examination and hopefully, he/she can shed some light on this for you.
I'm not sure, but try checking information regarding your Montgomery Gland. I believe this is the "bumps" on your areola, responsible for cleaning your nipple. Maybe this is it. Maybe it's an infection of that gland.
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