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Can breast cancer look like a pimple?

Can breast cancer look like a pimple?

Not usually: There are a number of different types of breast cancers and they can have different appearences including a generalized inflamation of the breast -- like a bad rash or sunburn. If the pimple is limited to the skin and not connected to a deeper mass it is unlikely to be anything other than just a pimple. How big is this pimple? If it does not resolve in a week or 2 have an md look at it. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I found a black head pimple thing on my breast could it be cancer?

I found a black head pimple thing on my breast could it be cancer?

Get a mammo and US.: Sorry, I'm very skittish when it comes to findings on the breast. And there are skin changes associated with breast cancer. I'm not saying you have cancer, believe me. Chances are great that you don't. But I'd be safe and get tested, especially if breast cancer runs on your family. Better to be safe. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have blebs, staph, or just pimples on my breasts?

How do I know if I have blebs, staph, or just pimples on my breasts?

See doctor: Unless you can describe these in greater detail there is no way in which anyone could make a diagnosis without seeing them. Are they red, swollen, tender, warm to touch? Strongly suggest you have your family doctor see these. ...Read more

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I have a red bump under my right breast if i squeeze it pimple like puss comes out what is it?

I have a red bump under my right breast if i squeeze it pimple like puss comes out what is it?

Maybe a cyst: Sounds like a cyst...Have the lesion checked by your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps circling my nipples and a sharp pain in my right breast should I be worried?

I have pimple like bumps circling my nipples and a sharp pain in my right breast should I be worried?

Yes : Do a health Visit or see a doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment .In general these are signs of a significant infection ...Read more

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Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer??

Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer??

Doubtful: Sounds like sebaceous cysts based on your description but you should seek further evaluation. Typical skin cancers do not produce secretions. ...Read more

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Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer or normal??

Brown spots on breasts can be squeezed like a pimple and hard stuff comes out of it is it skin cancer or normal??

Spots: This sounds like small sebaceous cysts which you can express the somewhat harder material from. Hard to further say with certainty without examining, but it does not sound like skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have a red dot on my right breast it hurts sometimes i squzzed ot and it popped and blood and puss came out is it just a pimple?

I have a red dot on my right breast it hurts sometimes i squzzed ot and it popped and blood and puss came out is it just a pimple?

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend jas a painful like pimple on his left breast next to his nipple..he cant even wear a shirt its so painful..what can he do?

My boyfriend jas a painful like pimple on his left breast next to his nipple..he cant even wear a shirt its so painful..what can he do?

Pimple: You are 39 years old so your boy friend is probable about the same age. I doubt its a pimple at that age. May be an infected cysts. He needs to see a doctor for drainage and / or antibiotics. ...Read more

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I noticed I have a inner small lump between my breast doesn't hurt unless I push down is a bit uncomfortable could it be an ingrown pimple?

I noticed I have a inner small lump between my breast doesn't hurt unless I push down is a bit uncomfortable could it be an ingrown pimple?

Yes : Yes could be a pimple or boil most likely a sebaceous cyst .Any lump in the breast area requires an exam by a Doctor to make sure it's benign and treat it if it's an infected cyst ...Read more

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Itchy nipples, small itchy cyst/pimple like bumps between and around breasts. What is this? Does it sound serious enough to get checked? OTC?

Itchy nipples, small itchy cyst/pimple like bumps between and around breasts. What is this? Does it sound serious enough to get checked? OTC?

Healthtap visit: Consider doing a virtual visit with one of the Healthtap primary care doctors or Dermatologist. They may be able to look at the area in question and direct you to further treatment. This is an issue that will require visualization of the area to draw any conclusions. ...Read more

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I have "pimples" on my breasts. Dark red in color and pushed - blood comes out. Flatten after popping and kinda leaves mark. Should I be worried?

I have "pimples" on my breasts. Dark red in color and pushed - blood comes out. Flatten after popping and kinda leaves mark. Should I be worried?

Doctor can check: Skin lesions (bumps, pimples, etc...) that pop with some blood, and leave a scar mark, should be checked by a primary care doctor or a dermatologist. A dermatologist can tell whether the lesions are a serious problem or not. Rashes are very hard to describe in words. A diagnosis needs a visual examination. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my back. They first look like pimples then they turn into a dark spot. And now they started to come on my chest and breast.?

I have dark spots on my back. They first look like pimples then they turn into a dark spot. And now they started to come on my chest and breast.?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. Try not to pick them! ...Read more

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I had a black spot on my breast, it was itchy so I scratched it then it became like a pimple. I squeezed it then white pus came out then black pus?

I had a black spot on my breast, it was itchy so I scratched it then it became like a pimple. I squeezed it then white pus came out then black pus?

Blackhead: It sounds like you had a clogged pore or blackhead. When you scratched it, the bacteria normally on your skin were able to make their way underneath and cause a mild infection. This was the white pus that you noted. If it does not resolve completely, you should see your doctor. A picture is always helpful when trying to diagnose a skin problem. ...Read more

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Hi, I have red pimples on my chest area, just above the cleavage of my breast. I don't have any on the other parts of my body. What could that be.

Hi,  I have red pimples on my chest area, just above the cleavage of my breast. I don't have any on the other parts of my body. What could that be.

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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On one of my breasts close 2 the nipple, I have a small pimple like hard bump n when I squeezed it, white hard cheesy smelling pus oozed out w blood

On one of my breasts close 2 the nipple, I have a small pimple like hard bump n when I squeezed it, white hard cheesy smelling pus oozed out w blood

Get seen.: Your problem may be simple and uncomplicated and as simple as a small sebaceous cyst (plugged oil gland) or it may be a severe infection with MRSA or other microbe. One cannot rule out other causes and possibilities. I would be seem by my pcp and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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