about 4 years ago i got my nipple pierced shortly afterwards a lump appeared so i went to the doctor and he said not to worry. its still there now and considerably larger. i have an appointment at the breast clinic in a few weeks. im worried. do you think the piercing and the lump are connected? it seems a long time to have a cyst. please answer my question. thanks. rebekah
It could be that the nipple ring is responsible for the lump. It could be allergic reaction to the ring itself, or it could be a superadded infection - bacterial mostly due to the piercing process that has manifested late, or it could be an inflammatory lesion due to the ring. A nipple ring after piercing causes a lesion that takes several months to heal and there is always the chance of a superadded secondary infection. As a first measure you could do away with the nipple ring and see if the lesion heals. Also try some local soothing oitntments too. Have you noticed the knot increasing in relation to your menstrual cycle? Anyways if the nipple ring is not the cause, the lump needs to be investigated further to rule out a malignant lesion and then further management planned accordingly. If the knot still persists, then you would have to go for a clinical evaluation and further investigations and see what your physician has to say. Goodluck.
Lump under the nipple appearing after nipple piercing should be related to it. It could be haematoma. Since it is present for a longer duration , organized haematoma could be considered.
Other possibility could be an allergic reaction to the ring leading to granuloma formation.(Foreign body reaction)
Next possibility could be a fibroadenoma.
Hence have an clinical examination done by a surgeon at the earliest.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.