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Breast Bumps

I have a small, red bump near my nipple. Is it a pimple or something more serious?

Chances are, this is a Montgomery gland. All women have them on the areola, the area around the nipples, but they’re not always noticeable. The glands, which look like goose bumps, lubricate and condition. Dr. Carie D’Agata says a gland could be blocked. “Try warm compresses,” she suggests. If the bump is sore or is there for more than a month, see a gynecologist.

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7/22/2009 7:00:00 AM
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