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Montgomery's Tubercles

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Within the first few weeks after conception many women may notice tiny bumps on the areolas. These are Montgomery's tubercles and are not a cause for concern. They are tiny glands that secrete a type of oil to help protect and lubricate the skin around the nipple during breastfeeding. Some also believe the odour of the oil may stimulate the appetite of the newborn. The number of glands varies between women from only 4 to 20 or more.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 4 days ago » acoj2016 said:
    17dpo. Definitely have this!
  • 7 weeks ago » yasminM429 said:
    how do they look?
  • 10 weeks ago » Allisonsylvia said:
    9 DPO, no BFP but these showed up on right breast along with tiny bit of lactation, this is my 5th so the breasts are ready to get going! ;)
  • Jan. 23, 2016 4:01am » Burtstequila1st@ said:
    Yes's 10 & yes
  • Oct. 15, 2015 11:55am » HappyMomma2 said:
    Noticed them yesterday at 12dpo. due for AF today and she hasn't showed up yet..
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