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little white bumps on my nipples?

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what does it mean when i have little white bumps on my nipples?
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replied January 14th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
The white bumps on nipples could be due to appearance of Montgomery tubercles. They are sebaceous, or oil-producing glands. They secrete a lubricating and protective substance, altering the skin's pH and discouraging bacterial growth. These glands also secrete a small amount of milk. This lubrication helps to keep the skin healthy and the areola elastic. These also prevent nipples from getting dried. They are completely normal. Do not squeeze them. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause.
Take care.



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replied April 24th, 2013
Thank you
Wow. I didnt know that. Thanks
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replied April 24th, 2013
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