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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?

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

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What can cause swelling below the areola (besides inflammatory breast cancer)? No redness, pain, etc. Swollen nodes, but have been battling an infection.

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 more

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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?

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?

Hormonal changes: This is most likely due to hormone fluctuations that you are experiencing. If it persists it should be checked out. If you have a fever or other signs of illness it should be checked out right away. In the meantime, a cold compress with occasional massage should help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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36, left nipple has slight pink/redness around part of areola.No itching or burning, nipple looks normal.No immediate breast cx in family.Cancer rare?

36, left nipple has slight pink/redness around part of areola.No itching or burning, nipple looks normal.No immediate breast cx in family.Cancer rare?

Pink/redness: Slight pink/redness around part of your areola would not normally be a risk factor for breast cancer. If the rash/discoloration persists, be sure to see the Doc and get a clinical exam and evaluation of your breast to be safe, so you can get an official diagnosis and the best treatment will follow, best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a quarter sized red mark attached to my areola and is sensitive to the touch. It is slightly raised and wondering what it could be.

Get it checked out: There are multiple causes. Raised and red could be a bacterial infection, a fungal infection, or an inflammatory reaction. Best to get it checked out. Be well. ...Read more

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Yesterday I woke up with a red bump on my areola that was painful. Now I woke up and it still hurts but is red all around it even outside my areola?

Yesterday I woke up with a red bump on my areola that was painful. Now I woke up and it still hurts but is red all around it even outside my areola?

See physician: This sounds like an infection. Are you nursing? Did you scratch your nipple? Please see a provider ASAP. Until then use warm compresses and over the counter or triple antibiotic ointment or anti fungal creme ...Read more

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I am male, I had tiny brown spot at inside edge of areola, I picked it off 3 months ago it left tiny red hole which is not filling in, is it cancer?

I am male, I had tiny brown spot at inside edge of areola, I picked it off 3 months ago it left tiny red hole which is not filling in, is it cancer?

See a doctor: Then only way to be sure is to see a physician. Male breast cancer is rare but can present just like female breast cancer. Sometimes skin cancer can also present like this. Non cancerous diagnoses like infection or cyst can be a possibility. See a physician for a comprehensive history and physician and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a small hole like round scab on my areola right by nipple. Red and a little swollen, what is it?

I have a small hole like round scab on my areola right by nipple. Red and a little swollen, what is it?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options because this could be lots of different things. ...Read more

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I've my nipples pierced and there is a small red soft pimple like bump on my areola. Ideas on what this is?

? abscess: It is possible an infection has set in from the piercing. See you doctor. You may need antibiotics and possibly removal of the nipple piercing. ...Read more

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I have a red mark with a crusty centre on my breast on my areola. No pain or itchiness, has just come up today.

I have a red mark with a crusty centre on my breast on my areola. No pain or itchiness, has just come up today.

Nipple eczema?: Sounds like a likely diagnosis but also skin infection or other breast conditions may need to be considered here. Recommend GP assessment as may require an examination to sort this out rather than simply viewing images via a virtual consult. ...Read more

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Itchy, scaly flaky nipple, on only one nipple? More recently slight red patchy skin around areola aswell. What could it be?

Nipple rash: Nipples and areolae can get dry and irritated easily, especially in fall and winter. Runners can get irritated nipples as well. Gentle skin care and moisturizing is very important. If switching to a non-soap cleansing bar and moisturizing with petrolatum doesn't help, you may need prescription treatment. Please see your dermatologist. There are other nipple/areola conditions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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My left breast has red spots kinda like whelps right above the areola and it itches really bad. What could this be?

My left breast has red spots kinda like whelps right above the areola and it itches really bad. What could this be?

Itchy Breast: Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer and on the surface, has the same symptoms of nipple eczema: crusty, scaling rash with the sensation of burning and itchiness. It usually occurs on just one nipple, so if the rash on just one nipple persists, it is best to get a thorough exam for the peace of mind. I usually time it with my annual gynecology exam. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot in my areola below my nipple, It is very sore and haven't produced any milk for 6 weeks now?

Probably Baby Bite: Female, no age stated says, I have a small red spot in my areola below my nipple, It is very sore and haven't produced any milk for 6 weeks now. Does not state if she was breast Feeding but that is implied by 'no milk for 6 weeks' Red spot probably due to Suckling baby bite or over enthusiastic suction. Since it has lasted this long the best see MD for examination and proper treatment ww/o Antibiotics ...Read more

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My left breast has gotten bigger and there is a lump on my areola with a bright red vein looking mark going across part of my chest and it is tender?

Mastitis vs tumor: Your complaints are worrisome and firstly you have to see your fd/gyn asap to rule out infection and treat with antibiotics if not better or resolved within one or two wks then you need biopsy to rule our inflammatory breat tumor although it is rare but do happen in your age group. Good luck and act soono ...Read more

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Red spot on left breast almost on the areola. Just appeared 2 days ago. Tender to touch, itches and alittle warm. Could it be a bug bite? Or see a dr?

Red spot on left breast almost on the areola. Just appeared 2 days ago. Tender to touch, itches and alittle warm. Could it be a bug bite? Or see a dr?

Possible bug bite: Could be bug bite or folliculitis. If it gets worse or begins to hurt see your doctor. You could be seeing early signs of mastitis (inflammation of the breast). ...Read more