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A 39-year-old female asked:

My right nipple itches often daily, not the areola . no dryness, cracks,fever,rash,discharge,discoloration. what could be the cause, should i worry?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No, if GYN exam neg.: You need to see your GYN for A breast exam and evaluation. Early diagnosis of Paget's disease is extremely important. "Itching, tingling, or redness in the nipple and/or areola" is a symptom which must not be ignored. See http://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/paget-breast-fact-sheet
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