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sheryll
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i have a question for my friend and later for my refrence, when you have those white bumps, where exactly are they? scattered around the nipple area or are they scattered on the nipple area? thanks for replying, if you have the answer.
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Montgomery's tubercles (or glands of Montgomery), which are the little, sometimes whiteish bumps surrounding the nipple on your areola (the areola is the darkened area of your brest surrounding the nipple), are glands which produce a sort of lubricating oil that can aid breastfeeding. The lubrication is also believed to be a protective substance which discourages bacterial growth and keeps the areola healthy. When a woman is pregnant, these glands can enlarge and will remain enlarged through breastfeeding.

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can they be enlarged if you arent pregnant?
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Possibly. They could appear enlarged for many reasons ...

Not only is it too early for you to be noticing signs and symptoms from a pregnancy from the dates given in your last post, but this really isn't the sign you want to be looking for. When its time (10-14 days after the risk, or the first day of a missed period) to take a test, this will be your best and most accurate indicator as to whether you're pregnant or not. Other than that, you'll drive yourself nuts looking at everything else that could possibly be changing.

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do you know some reasons?
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Are you worried about this because these really seem enlarged to you? Do they look different than they have before, or are you just now noticing what they look like because you now know what they are and what function they serve?

I'm not trying to be rude asking that, I'm just curious as to why you're looking so deeply into this.

If you really want to know why these glands are enlarged on you (or your friend on her, if she isn't pregnant/breastfeeding), if they are, you need to speak with a doctor. Even if we did list other reasons (I personally don't know of any to give you) that wouldn't do much good; ONLY a doctor can tell you what could be causing this gland enlargement in ways that will apply to you and figure out if you do have any of those causes.

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