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Itchy Painful Left Breast
Dime sized hard, red, itchy, painful lump on left breast next to nipple. Has drained some pus and bloody/pus. Cancerous, abscess or something else?
Breast "itchy": The skin on and around the nipple area (areola) is sensitive, and loose clothing or a loose fitting bra can irritate one side or the other with movement (exercise). Try some "over the counter" cortisone ointment to the affected area. If this is not working, see your healthcare provider for a stronger remedy. ...Read more
Inflammation: The differential diagnosis (e.g. list of possibilities) is vast. Many times, such changes are reactive (e.g. irritation caused by inflammatory changes as the tissue heals from itching/scratching). However, depending on how long this has been going on, other--more sinister changes--can also be in the differential (e.g. Paget's disease). If supportive measures fail, get this checked out. ...Read more
I have a red -pink patch on my left breast that comes and goes. It s not itchy and it's flat. What can it be?
See your doctor: I would see your doctor when the patch is present to have it evaluated, maybe even biopsied. Also, the doctor may be able to give you a treatment to stop this from happening. ...Read more
The areola on my left breast has been very itchy off and on for like a month now what could it be?
Many possibilities: While an exam would be helpful you might see what an over the counter antifungal does. Use at least twice a day for several days to see what happens. Dryness alone could be the cause. ...Read more
Itchy, sometimes very sharp pain under left breast. Not on the skin feels like it is internal. Any ideas?
I have a pink splotch about the size of an eraser head on the side of my left breast. Not itchy or scaly looking. Should I be concerned?
3 bug bite-like spots appeared 3 days ago on the side of my left breast. Very itchy. It seems to be getting redder and now I see two more spots. ?
Infection : There may be an infection. You should see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
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