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Had gallbladder removed Monday and have a red rash that's under my right breast causing itching and pain. Dizziness and fatigue also. Period also heav?

Had gallbladder removed Monday and have a red rash that's under my right breast causing itching and pain. Dizziness and fatigue also. Period also heav?

Call the surgeon: One should be feeling relatively well 4 days after lap chole. Rash can represent an allergic reaction to any medication, to tape if tape was applied etc if around incisions then an infection needs to be ruled out. Dizziness and fatigue can represent dehydration , medication side effect or even may point to a bigger problem like leak etc. plz reach out to your surgeon/ hospital sooner ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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During periods, what causes breast itching?

During periods, what causes breast itching?

Likely hormones ;: Stretching. Breast soreness / itching can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What can cause dry flaky nipple and areola, slightly itches at times. Only on right breast area. Been going on for about 4 months.

What can cause dry flaky nipple and areola, slightly itches at times. Only on right breast area. Been going on for about 4 months.

Have it looked at: There are many skin conditions that can effect the nipple, however this needs to be evaluated further by a doctor, gynecologist or dermatologist. There are rare inflammatory conditions and inflammatory breast cancers that can present like this. Have it evaluated further. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my right breast that isn't very big but causes itching and burning sometimes. My nipple itches too. What could this be?

I have a rash on my right breast that isn't very big but causes itching and burning sometimes. My nipple itches too. What could this be?

Probably eczema, but: Could be eczema, but there are many things this could be. Persistent or enlarging nipple lesions need to be evaluated by your doc for paget disease of breast. ...Read more

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Did self breast exam. Feel several small lumps in armpit. It itches and pains. Have fibrocystic breast disease. What is cause? Is this normal

Did self breast exam.  Feel several small lumps in armpit. It itches and pains. Have fibrocystic breast disease. What is cause? Is this normal

Common problem: Fibrocystic disease/changes is very common in women. This is most often seen during the menstrual cycle. Breast feel lumpy and painful which is caused by cyst formation (fluid filled areas) due to hormonal changes. Some women may have these changes without being on their menstrual cycle. Caffeine may cuase the cysts to be overactive resulting in pain. This is not related to cancer. http://www. ...Read more

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My breasts itches a lot. It comes and goes. I used all sort of creams but no effect. There's no dry patches or redness. ?

My breasts itches a lot. It comes and goes. I used all sort of creams but no effect. There's no dry patches or redness. ?

Dermatitis: Itching of the skin with redness and bumps usually represents a form of dermatitis. A Dermatologist or primary care physician can evaluate your skin to diagnose exactly what the problem is. Trying different creams by trial and error may cure the problem, but only by accident. Get some professional help with the problem, that way an accurate diagnosis can be made ...Read more

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My boyfriend gave me a hickey for the first time on both my breasts, and was pretty rough with my nipples. Now it itches, the mark has gone away.

My boyfriend gave me a hickey for the first time on both my breasts, and was pretty rough with my nipples. Now it itches, the mark has gone away.

Set limits: Sexual behavior should be mutually delightful. You need to tell your BF what limits you expect. He probably does not know what your end points might be so you need to advise him. He may have his own limits. If he persists in overstepping what you are comfortable with, then you might consider another BF. ...Read more

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What if your breasts itches a lot

What if your breasts itches a lot

Cleanse: Many things can cause brest itchiness. The first thing to do is to keep it clean and dry with hypoallergenic soap. If itching persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have purplish-reddish blotches in between my breasts. Sometimes the area itches. I had it for at least a few months. What could it be? Fungal?

I have purplish-reddish blotches in between my breasts.  Sometimes the area itches.  I had it for at least a few months.  What could it be? Fungal?

Impossible to say: Without actually looking at it. If it doesn't itch, it doesn't sound like a fungal infection. It could be prominent veins or even skin cancer, so it is best to show it to a doctor. ...Read more

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My breasts have started swelling recently & now my vagina is starting to swell. It hurts & itches at the same time. What is wrong?

My breasts have started swelling recently & now my vagina is starting to swell. It hurts & itches at the same time. What is wrong?

Maybe you need to: check for pregnancy. If first test negative, then check again in 1 week. It is always good to assume that you may be pregnant, since breast tenderness is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Make sure you do not have a lump in your breast that is sore. The new findings regarding vaginal swelling may indicate some infection, so get it checked by healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I got 3red marks on top part of my breast that itches and also n my neck that itch as well what could this be?

I got 3red marks on top part of my breast that itches and also n my neck that itch as well what could this be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more