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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have really sore breasts and the skin surrounding my nipple has red lines and marks, i also have experienced itching nipples, is this normal?

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Dr. Thalia Lopez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Breast soreness: The symptoms you are describing really warrant a visit to your doctor for an examination. The redlines make be striae (stretch marks) but can also sometimes signal infection. Please see your doctor.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Dr. Lopez is perfectly correct. Also itching could be due to irritation. Avoid rough, scratchy clothing and bras. Use unscented detergents and soaps and see if that helps the itchy part.
Mar 13, 2015

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