Are bumps on the nipple normal? Can they be removed in any way? What if they secrete a substance sometimes?

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They're really sore todayYes, bumps around your nipple are completely normal but they shouldn’t hurt or look red or swollen. The medical name for the “bumps” around the nipple is called the “Montgomery glands”.  They may be more noticeable when a woman becomes aroused and/or when a woman is pregnant.  These glands make an oily substance and are a normal part of a woman’s body.

However, if the glands become sore, red, inflamed and/or you notice blood or any discharge coming from this area, you should make an appointment with your health care provider (HCP). In fact, anytime you are concerned about your health, you should talk with your health care provider.