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Doctor insights on: Extremely Itchy Breasts

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Why are my boobs and nipples very itchy??

Why are my boobs and nipples very itchy??

Consider bra allergy: It is possible you could be allergic to a material in one or more of your bras. It could also be just irritation from rubbing while you're running. If this is an issue some people use bandaids to help avoid the irritation. Nipple eczema is also a possibility and usually requires treatment with topical steroids (as well as moisturizers) and avoiding harsh soaps. ...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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Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Why are my breast sore with itchy nipples?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Yeast infection (generally with redness) infection (generally looks like boils), pregnancy, hormonal changes inc menopause. ...Read more

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My breast very painful?

My breast very painful?

Many possibilities: There are many different things that can cause breast pain- from hormone related -especially around your menstrual cycle; infection, inflammation, fibrocyctic disease, certain food like caffeinated beverages etc- also can give you breast pain. You should go to see your gynecologist or your pmd and have a good breast examination. Breast cancer at your age is less likely. ...Read more

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Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful . Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Not normal: The only situation in which this would be normal or expected is if you are an avid runner/athlete who does not have a well-fitting sports bra. Otherwise a nipple discharge without a history of pregnancy, delivery or breast-feeding in the recent past is always abnormal and warrants an exam. A 1-sided discharge is more urgently concerning than a symmetric one. ...Read more

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Sore itchy breast?

Sore itchy breast?

Family practice : Is there a rash or redness present. If yes could be a yeast infection check with your dr if it persists. ...Read more

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Have extremely itchy vulva?

Have extremely itchy vulva?

Itchty vulva: Could be a yeast infection. I suggest that you see your gyn. ...Read more

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Suddenly extremely sore breasts and purple/red spider veins?

Suddenly extremely sore breasts and purple/red spider veins?

See a doctor: Breast pain can be due to a number of things: cysts, associated with menstrual cycle, superficial thrombophlebitis of veins (mondor's dz). If the pain is persisting, see a general surgeon, breast surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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My areolas are always itchy?

My areolas are always itchy?

Irritation...: Dry, irritated skin can be caused by many things. Causes could be various - fabric of your bra, detergents used to clean your clothes, soap used, hydration status, chronic skin conditions. Start with hypoallergenic moisturizing, fragrance/dye free soaps, cotton bras and see if that helps. If persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My left breast is extremely itchy and oftensome red spots come up?

My left breast is extremely itchy and oftensome red spots come up?

It sounds like: A fungal infection. Use lotrimin (clotrimazole) or some other fungal cream on the breast for a month every day, it takes that long sometimes. Can mix with some Hydrocortisone cream at first for itching. That's top of the list but doesn't mean i'm right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples itchy and sore?

Different cause: many things can irritate the nipple area think about any changes with detergents when washing your bra Also foods can also cause breast soreness like coffee, chocolate, anything that contains caffeine manipulation can also cause this you should see your doctor for a thorough breast exam. ...Read more

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Extremely sore nipples and clear discharge?

Extremely sore nipples and clear discharge?

INFECTION?: You have sore nipples and a clear discharge. It can be a start of an infection. Try putting warm packs to relieve it. If extremely painful, cold compress helps pain.See your md for signs of infection. Normally you should not have a discharge. You can take analgesic for now. ...Read more

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My nipples are sore and itchy?

See a doc: Before menopause there are 2 main reasons for sore nipples/breasts: post ovulation and pregnancy. If menopausal then fluctuating hormone syndrome (climacteric syndrome) can cause sore nipples. Lastly, sore nipples can be a warning sign for breast cancer. In a condition known as paget’s disease of the nipple, the nipple becomes irritated with redenning, pain and sometimes itching. See your doc. ...Read more

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My nipples are extremely sore and very protruding. Am I pregnant?

My nipples are extremely sore and very protruding.  Am I pregnant?

Pregnancy test: Nipple protrusion is not linked with pregnancy. Do a home pregnancy test if you are concerned about being pregnant & see your pcp or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Itchy breasts painful and found a lump?

Itchy breasts painful and found a lump?

Probably all is fine: Itching breasts are usually due to a skin or nerve condition and not breast cancer. Many young women have fibrocystic lumps that aren't worrisome. But the situation should be discussed with a doctor who can take more history and examine your breasts. ...Read more

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Cramps, constipation, always really tired, itchy nipples and boobs are sore on the sides by armpits, 2 days late. pregnant?

Cramps, constipation, always really tired, itchy nipples and boobs are sore on the sides by armpits, 2 days late. pregnant?

Hard to tell: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Both breasts are really itchy and irritated?

Both breasts are really itchy and irritated?

Could be yeast: Call your pcp or gyn for eval. This could be from a yeast infection of the skin or some other type of rash or infection and may need medical treatment. ...Read more

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Red patchy rash under breast. not itchy nor painful?

Red patchy rash under breast. not itchy nor painful?

Intertrigo: Skin can develop a rash when 2 skin surfaces touch and sweat builds up allowing growth of yeast or bacteria. Treat by keeping area clean and most of all dry. Change sports bra immediately after exercise and shower. Wear good support bra during day and possibly at night. Apply baby powder to area to keep dry. Topical antifungal cream may help, too. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I am breast feeding. Why is my nipple pussy and my breast extremely painful?

I am breast feeding. Why is my nipple pussy and my breast extremely painful?

Mastitis : It sounds like you may have mastitis, a common infection of the breast. See your doctor to confirm, as mastitis should be treated with antibiotics. It is safe to continue breast feeding your baby during treatment, but if you do not want to feed the baby the milk from the infected breast, "pump and dump" - get the milk out with a breast pump regularly, then throw it away. ...Read more