health conditions


Question by  Mikey35 (22)

What could be the cause of a hard bump on my nipple?

It has been there about 2 weeks.


Answer by  mooman2679 (1018)

Is it on or under your nipple? Depending on your age this could be a sign of puberty. If it's more like a lump, you should have it checked.


Answer by  fishy (1085)

The bump can be something as simple as a pimple or infection, it can also be a lesion from a virus or a simple calcium deposit on the skin surface.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

A hard bump that is fixed and not painful needs immediate attention to rule out the chances of breast cancer. See a surgeon as soon as possible.


Answer by  JSmith0330 (616)

This really not enough information to go by and hard to answer. A lot of things can play a factor. How old are you? this could be the sign of puberty, any change in the body should be checked out with your doctor to make sure every thing is ok


Answer by  mannersandsuch (1796)

Any time you have a bump, lump or anything unusual with your breast you should talk to your doctor, but there are glands that surround your areola that might become infected. Try placing a hot compress over it and see if that helps to loosen it up. Also skin can become irritated by bra's, lotion, perfume or sweat.


Answer by  gabriella10 (353)

These bumps are part of the normal breast anatomy. They are called montgomery's glands. Touching them can cause an infection. They may go away due to hormonal changes, for example, during pregnancy.


Answer by  soapjunkie (581)

Since it has been there for about two weeks, I would make an appointment with your doctor. It might absolutely be nothing, but better safe than sorry. In the meantime, keep the area dry and clean. If your shirt or blouse is rubbing in the area, then place some sort of barrier to prevent friction.


Answer by  Crystalb (163)

This bump can be caused by anything, including, but not limited to, breast cancer, cyst, or benign growths. You shoo,d have it looked at by a doctors as soon as possible.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You need to get to the doctor right away it could be one of a million things a doctor will either be able to look at it and tell you or they will run tests and do a biopsy.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

A hard bump on your nipple could be a ingrown hair that has not come out yet. It could also be a swollen glad around your nipple. Usually these things go away soon. If not call your doctor.


Answer by  genuis2010 (123)

Depends upon several factors.Whats its Color,size? is it tender,hard?The best option will be to get checked by Gynaec to see if its a benign lump or malignant.

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