I've noticed within the last 2 months I have a small white bump on my right nipple, and it's not protruding. It's not causing me any discomfort and it has not changed shape, size or color. Breast cancer runs throughout my family and I was just wondering if this is something I should be concerned about. Thank you.
Dear bermuda: In addition to ducts, the nipple and areola may also have little bumps that are sebaceous glands or montgomery's glands. From time to time, these may secrete a whitish oily substance (somewhat like a pimple). These are normal. In addition, the breast skin is not unlike other skin and is subject to a wide variety of skin abnormalities, most of which are benign. Nonetheless, if you are concerned, please see your doctor and have it evaluated. Through examination, the doctor will be able to make an assessment of its cause and suggestions for treatment if any is needed.
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