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itchy, scab around arreola
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itchy, scab around arreola

Recently, I've noticed  what looks like a gland (around outer arreola) that itches and has a bit of what looks like a "scab" It doesn't itch on its own, but if I touch it, it begins to itch, and as I scratch, I feel an itching sensation. I've pressed on it, and feel a bump underneath.  What could it be?
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Dear happybo:  Around the areola and nipple there are glands, called montgomery glands and sebaceous glands, and these are a part of normal anatomy.  They may look like little bumps.  If squeezed they may deposit a whitish substance and can become scabbed if injured (possibly from scratching).  If this persists or if you are concerned, you may have your doctor take a look to determine if any further workup is needed.

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