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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Breast Redness (Overview)

Breast redness = erythema of skin covering the breast.


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Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Depends: This depends on the type of redness and irritation that you are having. Some general causes: breast infection/mastitis, detergents, soap, lotion. Is there a mass or swelling associated with it? I highly recommend you get evaluated by your doctor. This is a difficult question to answer without having an examination. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Wagner
19 doctors shared insights

Breast Redness (Overview)

Breast redness = erythema of skin covering the breast.


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When breastfeeding does a pinkish strip or breast redness mean infection?

When breastfeeding does a pinkish strip or breast redness mean infection?

Maybe Infection: A wedge or pie shaped red section on the lactating breast often means an infection is present. It is best to see a doctor used to treating this problem who can properly diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics. It is also not necessary for you to stop nursing while this is treated. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
once
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Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Depends: This depends on the type of redness and irritation that you are having. Some general causes: breast infection/mastitis, detergents, soap, lotion. Is there a mass or swelling associated with it? I highly recommend you get evaluated by your doctor. This is a difficult question to answer without having an examination. ...Read more

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Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Check LATCH: It could be that your baby has an incorrect latch or his/her mouth is not open wide enough when feeding. See a lactation consultant or pediatrician to evaluate both the latch and your breast. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast redness and rash on chest.

I am experiencing  breast redness and rash on chest.

Allergic reaaction: or cellulitis [skin infection] but could be worse if breast cancer runs in family have a doctor see it preferably gynecologist , if lump get breats ultrasound,, if breats feedign common infection does this ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast redness and breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump) .

I am experiencing  breast redness and breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump) .

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What you described is not a sign of cancer, but you should still see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Cause left breast redness, dimpling, little 'pinholes' under breast. Nipple no longer gets erect. L breast hotter than R. Good Mammo 2 Mos ago.

Cause left breast redness, dimpling, little 'pinholes' under breast. Nipple no longer gets erect. L breast hotter than R. Good Mammo 2 Mos ago.

Breast symptoms: Unfortunately, a normal or benign mammogram does not exclude cancer with 100% assurity, especially if the breast tissue is dense. If a patient is having NEW unilateral breast symptoms, I would definitely recommend a visit to the doctor and having this checked out. ...Read more

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What is it? I have breast redness, bleeding from nipple, rash on chest and cracked nipples. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritatio

What is it? I have breast redness, bleeding from nipple, rash on chest and cracked nipples. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritatio

Seek med attn: Bleeding from your nipples is never normal. Call your doctor on Monday and get checked out. Chronic reglan use can cause women to lactate. So that might be part of the problem. But, you really need an exam soon ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

I am experiencing  breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.

Infection?: What you described suggests and infection and you should see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. If is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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When breastfeeding does a pinkish strip or breast redness mean infection?

Maybe Infection: A wedge or pie shaped red section on the lactating breast often means an infection is present. It is best to see a doctor used to treating this problem who can properly diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics. It is also not necessary for you to stop nursing while this is treated. ...Read more

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I noticed after my 4th Kelfex that my face, chest and breasts are red. No pain. Warmth and redness. What does this mean?

I noticed after my 4th Kelfex that my face, chest and breasts are red. No pain. Warmth and redness. What does this mean?

Allergic reaction: This could be an allergic reaction. See your MD and they can evaluate if it is. Absolutely see MD urgently if you have itchiness in throat or troubles swallowing, fever, skin peeling. ...Read more

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Hi dear i had biopsy near 4 weekes ago but still my breast itchy redness and hard lump?

Hi dear i had biopsy near 4 weekes ago but still my breast itchy redness and hard lump?

Contact biopsy MD: Please contact your breast biopsy MD who can examine the area and determine if here is an infection, hematoma, or part of the original biopsied lump, ...Read more

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I have a solid hard lump in my left breast with redness on the skin. Looks abit bruised. It hurts when I touch it too ?

I have a solid hard lump in my left breast with redness on the skin. Looks abit bruised. It hurts when I touch it too ?

Get it checked: This is something you don't want to mess around with. Even though you are only 20, you need to be sure it isn't cancer. Perhaps you were injured - do you remember getting hit in that area? Nevertheless, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Had breast red end of March. Nipples fine b4. Now one is inverted a little. Will still get hard at times & come out but in when not hard. Normal ?

Had breast red end of March. Nipples fine b4. Now one is inverted a little. Will still get hard at times & come out but in when not hard. Normal ?

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a change in the skin of the breast or the nipples it is important to have a breast exam to make sure all is normal. At age 35 if this is a new issue for you then it is safest to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My baby girl is 6 months old with enlargement of her both breasts but no redness or hotness, or tenderness, it is about 2 to 3 CM , is it normal?

My baby girl is 6 months old with enlargement of her both breasts  but no redness or hotness, or tenderness, it is about 2 to 3 CM , is it normal?

Early breast growth: It is not terribly uncommon for infants to have a little breast growth. It can be both or just one. This is called premature thelarchy. As long as there are no other maturational changes (hair growth in arm pits or vaginally) it is normal. If concerned have your pediatrician take a look. ...Read more