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lalaluff13
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(Sorry this might be a bit gross) So earlier today i noticed that there was sort of like this pimple like bump on my left nipple. So i squeezed it and out came a yellow-green pus. I squeezed it again and there was clear pus or liquid that came out. I freaked out and i did a self breast examinations right away, and i didn't feel any bumps. do you have any ideas what that yellow-green pus is? should i be worry about this? is there any over the counter meds i can take for it? thanks for your help!
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Heather
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Well, we can get pimples on breasts or areolas, but the glands of the breasts or nipples can also get infected.

So, my best suggestion is that this is one more thing to talk to a sexual healthcare provider about. have you made an appointment at one of those clinics yet?

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i looked into it but the one i can go to only have appointment on wednesday and i have school during the time that its open. I'll go during springbreak.

can this be a STI? should i be concerned about this? is it serious? is there anything i can do in the mean time?

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I don't know of any sexually transmitted illness which presents with infections of the breast, no.

In the meantime, your best bet is not to mess with it or keep squeezing. Instead, you can just put a warm compress on it now and then which should help anything yucky in there work itself out. Squeezing things like zits, boils or infected glands can spread the infection.

Chances are it's nothing to worry about, but that said one of the clinics right where you are has days available besides Wednesday and hours after school hours: http://www.bayclinic.org/hilofamilyhealthcenter.asp

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thanks Heather! [Smile]
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