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causes of breast skin pitting

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Possible infection : Breast pain/redness is a sign of infection (cellulitis/abcess/mastitis). You should get seen for proper treatment. Another concern: 'inflammatory br ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Fungal Infection?: The excessive moisture could cause a fungal infection. Fungal infections of the skin are very common and include athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes, but...: Every new finding needs to be considered as the most serious treatable illness until proved otherwise. A single large new dimple may be the result of ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Sweat, friction.: Color is caused by combination of sweat, friction, and inflammation. Antiperspirant may help as well weight control. Peeling creams such as lac hydrin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hormone changes: Nipples become darker as we enter puberty, and a woman's nipples will often darken with pregancy. If not in puberty or pregnant and sudden darkening ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Could be: Any type of an invasive breast cancer such as ductal or loblular carcinoma that can cause skin edema. Marked red skin swelling can also be seen in the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, rarely fat: Necrosis, but breast cancer must be ruled out with a biopsy or definitive imaging on all cases of breast mass that cause dimpling.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience Breast Surgery
Many things: "lumps" can be normal areas of asymmetrically dense breast tissue, fluid filled cysts, benign solid masses, or malignancy. Any new lump drawing atten ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Fungus or Vitiligo: There are various causes of pigment disturbance of the chest. Tinea verisicolor may cause pink, brown, or white plaques. Vitiligo is an autoimmune d ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Any inflammation...: ...Of teh skin (and this is common in skin folds) can cause hyperpigmentation as a consequence.
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of causes...: ...And most involve either the heart, the kidneys, or both. Any problem causing painful, pitting edema requires, the care of a doctor, and not just a ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Chemistry: Very common among people with kidney failure. Don't worry about it.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Some conditions: That come to mind are addison's disease, acantosis, silver toxicity.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Few causes. : Most common causes are rheumatoid nodules and nodules related to thickening of the fascia. However if you are talking about the numerous little globu ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Anemia can cause the skin to look pale or yellow.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Inflammatory : Breast cancer present as reddened overlying skin, compared to orange skin texture. This appearance is caused by cancer cell invasion of the dermis. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a chronic yeast infection of the skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scale. This sk ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
Yes,pigmentation?: Multiple causes depending about distribution, spread, etc' need valuation.
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Small fiber neuropat: This causes pain and has no effect on skin pigmentation.
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A female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Tingling: No it does not mean new skin is growing.

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