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I have this big red bump on my nipple that grew about a ...

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I have this big red bump on my nipple that grew about a week ago, it hurts At first i thought it was an ingrown hair but this thing is huge! what is it
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 6 years ago.

Hi,

Can you estimate the size [e.g. 'dime-sized', etc.]?

Is it tender?

Does it seem to contain fluid?

Is it warm to touch?

 

Once you've answered these questions with clear, well-thought out answers, I will reply with my Expert Medical Opinion. Your answers will enable me to get closer to an accurate assessment, which is critical to obtaining successful treatment or cure.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
yes it seems to contain fluid
umm I don't believe that its warm to touch
yes it is tender and has been for the past week
I w ould say that it the size of a pencil eraser
Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 6 years ago.

Hi,

There are 2 Main conditions this could represent:

To positively identify what your lesion is--you need to have a Physical Exam with a trained doctor, to confirm correct diagnosis, so that proper treatment can be rendered.

I strongly advise that you see a doctor tomorrow to get this properly evaluated.

Let me know iif you have a followup question,

Dr Steve

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Steve's Post: if i do nothing will it go away on its own?
Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 6 years ago.

Based on the size and description: No, it is not likely to go away [completely] on its own. You can try waiting a few more days--but after that [if still present], you should definitely seek medical treatment.

Dr. Steve

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