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White painless spot on the nipple

11/26/2007

Question:

I have a white PAINLESS spot on my right nipple for the last 2-3 weeks. Its like a milk blister but painless n with no discharge. I have been wondering how can i have a milk blister when i dun ve kids? (milk ducts form after pregnancy?) Im 21 btw.

Answer:

I can't tell you for certain, but this may be a small sebaceous cyst of the skin of your nipple.  This is a benign (not cancer) mass that can grow in skin and will sometimes have a white "head" on them.  They can get infected but don't become cancer.

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Response by:

Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University