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Causes Of Areola Redness
My breasts turned darker, my nipples turned red, and my areola is cracking. NOT PREGNANT. What is the cause of this and should i be worried?
See your MD: You are young and both breasts are affected. This speaks against anything malignant, and I am guessing more hormonal at this point. I recommend though that you see an MD for an exam! ...Read more
What would cause the areola of s woman's breast to become red ad itcy first then return to normal color.But now the skin is peeling like a irritation?
Allergy: Yes. Irritation as u said. See doc for some cream. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis cause puffiness on part of areola near nipple, crinkling raised, red, slight itch, peeling skin?4 days 1% hydrochor, not gone yet?
Contct dermatitis: The rednss and peeling may indicate an infection. Chech with your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
What can cause swelling below the areola (besides inflammatory breast cancer)? No redness, pain, etc. Swollen nodes, but have been battling an infection.
Fibrocystic changes: Swelling below the areoal is ususally from benign causes. Inflammatory breast carcinoma is a lesion of the subcutaneous lymphatics of breast infiltrated with Ca. The breast becomes swollen and erytenatous with the edges of the lesion elevated. A 3D mammo or MRI of breast can resolve the issue. Bx is necessary to RO inflammatory Ca which can be lethal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Redness around a side of areola of my left breast only, it hurts a little when pressing at it. It is a bit warm. I'm 19. What could this be?
I have redness, swelling and achy-ness on inner/bottom section of right breast touching the areola 2 weeks after taking Plan B--what could this be?
Mild swelling and redness on my left areola upward to nipple..its painfull.like smthng hard inside that small area.it appeared whl taking bath.painful?
I have a mild redness around my left breast's areola. It is not itchy and the nipple seems the same as the other one. I am 24. What is that redness?
More info: Too many possibilities to diagnose without doing an exam and knowing more. See a doctor. Most likely it is something benign and self-limited ...Read more
I have dry peeling skin on my right breast.. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola..Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.
Probably: This probably is a case of dry skin. This might be caused by friction from exercise (especially runners) soaps, hot showers, hot baths - basically anything that can strip away the oils that keep our skin from drying and peeling. If it doesn't improve with a skin moisturizer, it is best to see your Dr to determine why. ...Read more
A month ago I noticed redness that mainly spread all over my areola on left breast so I got freaked out about IBC I showed my OB and regular Dr who sent me for mammo and US which were clear. The redness is not there now but blue veins are. Cancer?
NO: Unless you have a strong family history of breast cancer, routine imaging with digital mammography and ultrasound should suffice. Blue veins are common, especially in full chested women or nursing women; however, may be a normal variant. Get used to breast self- examination and avoid heavy underwires or push-ups. ...Read more