Why is there small lumps around my nipple?

Why is there small lumps around my nipple?

Why is there small lumps around my nipple?

Montgomery’s tubercles are types of oil-producing glands people have on their areolae. They appear as small bumps. Doctors consider Montgomery’s glands protective because they produce oil that keeps nipples soft and protects against infection, which is especially beneficial during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What clustered Microcysts?

Clustered microcysts, or a microcystic cluster, refer to part of the spectrum of cystic change in the breast on ultrasound. They are part of aberrations in development and involution of the breast.

What is nipple adenoma?

Nipple adenoma is a very uncommon, benign proliferative process of lactiferous ducts of the nipple. Clinically, it often presents as a palpable nipple nodule, a visible nipple skin erosive lesion, and/or with discharge from the surface of the nipple skin, and is primarily seen in middle-aged women.

What does it mean when you have a cluster of cysts in your breast?

A breast cyst is a noncancerous (benign), fluid-filled sac in the breast. It occurs when fluid fills an empty milk gland. Some cysts are too small to feel, while others grow up to several inches — large enough to make you uncomfortable. Clusters of cysts can form in one breast or both.

Do cysts grow in clusters?

Pilonidal cysts can grow in clusters and sometimes create a hole or cavity in the skin. Treatment includes draining the cyst or surgical removal. Sebaceous cyst – the skin is lubricated by sebaceous fluid. This fluid can build up inside a pore or hair follicle and form a hard lump filled with thick, greasy matter.

Is a nipple adenoma painful?

Even though a nipple adenoma is benign, if the tumor grows it can become painful and prone to bleeding. Recurrences are rare, but have been noted in incompletely excised lesions.

Can you get a cluster of cysts in your breast?

Is nipple adenoma cancerous?

Nipple adenomas are non-cancerous growths, which can recur if not completely surgically removed. There are reported cases of cancers arising within nipple adenomas, and following excision of nipple adenomas, but these are rare occurrences.