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I have very pronounced Montgomery tubercles and have had them for most of my life. I really hate them. I read a post from a woman that said her doctor said she could remove them for her. Is this possible? Are their other ways to get rid of them?

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replied July 18th, 2011
Womens Conditions Answer A25177

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the treatment of prominent montgomery's tubercles. They are elevations in the areola of the nipple due to apocrine sweat glands; most prominent during pregnancy and lactation.

They are the saliva receptors and receive new information from the nursing baby every feeding. Hence it is advisable not to get them removed or treated. Treatment options however include CO2 laser or electro desiccation, TCA chemical peels(temporary treatment),diathermy or laser vaporization.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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