Pimples On Nipples Not Areola

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Lauren - February 25

Hello, I'm sorry to ask yet another nipple question! But I have lots of white pimples covering mine. There are several on both which are getting bigger, and lots of other smaller ones, which are in some sort of cluster. I only see these when my nipples are erect though. They've never been there before, and they are definitely getting bigger and increasing in number. I don't have any on the actual areola though, so I'm wondering if these could be Montgomery's Tubercles? I've read back on other posts, and they've all said they appear around the nipple, rather than on it. Is this correct? And if so, what could mine be? Thank you x


sue - February 25

I don't really know, but I asked on another strand where exactly Montgomerys Tubercles grow- nipple or areola? I had white spots on my nipple, but also have bumps on my aereola.


Spring - February 25

I do also have bumps in my aureola and as you call them "white spots" I have one or two in each nipple. Are these sign of pregnancy? because my bumps are getting larger and more white. As well as my blue veins are more visible (now even when I enlarge my aureola I see that blue veing are quite visible in that area as well). Sue, are you pregnant?


Natasha - February 25

I'd like to know the answer to this too. I have white bumps on my nipples, but not surrounding them. Can anyone help us out?


kim - February 25

When you pregnant you can get white pimple like things on your nipples, but hormones before your period can also make them look this way.


sue - February 25

so which are the Montgomery Tubercles? on the nipple? If so, what are the bumps on the areola? Do they mean pregnancy?


Candice - February 25

LOL you can never get a straight answer to this question, that's how come it's posted so often.


kim - February 25

Maybe I should explain myself, when I was pregnant with both of my kids I had the white spots on my nipples, since then I notice them only before my period comes. So I only know that you don't have to be pregnant to have them. However I have read that Montgomery Tubercles are on your areola not your nipple.


Grandpa Viv - February 25

The Montgomery tubercles are "sweat" glands described as being on the areola. They can be just bumps or they can fill with oily white matter. There have been enough posts from women with "white nipples" that the impression forms that for some they cluster real close to center. Since the glands have always been there and in some women do become noticeable as PMS, what counts as an early sign is what is "different".


Rebecca - February 25

Okay so I'm retarded and just ran to the bathroom to look at mine... I have bumps too but they aren't necessarily white... and I don't remember what color my nips were before to know if they are any darker... this sucks. Still feeling funny, and same with the soreness of my b___bs.. they seem sensitive but then again maybe I poked them too much or it's bc of AF... argh. sigh.


S- - February 25

rebecca, I feel the same way. I'm not sure what's going on with me and what's af or pregnancy..I make my husband do b___b checks- to see if he thinks the color, size and MG's have changed any...it can become obsesive!


Ciara - April 19

I've had little white bumps on my aerola and I thought that meant I was pregnant but I came on my menstrual on time. So I guess it is a sign of AF.


louise - April 19

you could actually have something called mast_tis which is an infection on the nipple. get your doc to have a look and see if its hormone related or infection related


Antoinette - June 1

I've been researching the whole "nipple pimples" thing for awhile now. There's no doubt that I have some as well, and the seem to keep multiplying. My question however, is how do you minimize the darn things. They really make me feel insecure about myself, and I'd like to get back the nipples I had before pregnancy.


JPJ - June 1

My question is similar. I have been breaking out in smal pimples all across my chest and b___sts which has NEVER happned before. I get them on my back, eww gross I kno but not my chest. My face has also been more prone to break outs this past week which is not usual even before my period and I am following the same skin care regimine.


Grandpa Viv - June 1

JP, a change in your acne can be an early signs, and it can go either way - better or worse. Good luck!


Keisha - June 22

I have little bumps around my nipples, what does that mean? I haven't had my period for 2 months and it'e about to be 3 months in June. Can you tell me what's the problem.



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