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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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I have brown discoloration under my breasts. Is it fungus? Not itchy or painful.

I have brown discoloration under my breasts. Is it fungus? Not itchy or painful.

Normal: Relax. Very dark around neck, under arms, in other folds of skin? Are you very heavy? Acanthosis nigricans is related to obesity and insulin resistance. ...Read more

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I have a spot on BOTH breasts, about the size of a quarter, not perfectly round, very red, dry, and itchy. Both are pretty painful. Any ideas?

I have a spot on BOTH breasts, about the size of a quarter, not perfectly round, very red, dry, and itchy. Both are pretty painful. Any ideas?

Uncertain : The rash is best evaluated by your dermatologist. This may be something like eczema or psoriasis, but I would discuss this with your physician and have your physician send you to a dermatologist which can clarify the type of rash you have ...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 on ranitidine at the moment & i've got very itchy armpits (develops at night), itchy & slightly painful breasts. Is this due to ranitidine?

I am on ranitidine at the moment & i've got very itchy armpits (develops at night), itchy & slightly painful breasts. Is this due to ranitidine?

Could be?: These types of medications, especially Cimetidine (tagamet) are know to cause breast tenderness. Itching? I am not so sure about, however, if there is a one on one correlation to taking a medication and developing symptoms, there is a good chance it may be the cause. One can stop and see if symptoms go away and restart and see if they recur? May just want to go to a different med. Ask your pcp? ...Read more

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