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Is it possible to have paget's disease of the nipple?

Is it possible to have paget's disease of the nipple?

Yes: Paget's disease of the bone and paget's disease of the nipple are two very different problems. The bone condition involves abnormal growth. Paget's of the breast describes a certain kind of breast cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple?

What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple?

Scaling: Pagets disease of the nipple can be a sign of underlying breast cancer. Early signs are dryness, scaling and itching. The severity of the rash increases with the severity of the underlying disease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Paget disease of the nipple?

What is the treatment for Paget disease of the nipple?

Options: Paget's can be treated with removal of the nipple-areola area (lumpectomy) followed by radiation or total mastectomy which includes the nipple. Chemotherapy is not usually needed. Hormonal therapy is used if the tumor is estrogen or Progesterone positive. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between early paget's disease in the nipple and dermatitis or eczema?

Biopsy: There is Pagets disease of bone and Pagets of the nipple. The latter is carcinoma pf the terminal ducts of the breast which is the nipple. Here the nipple is ulcerated and the process extends to the areola. Biopsy should be performed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Crusty film over left nipple only 18 don't believe I have any lumps sometimes pulls in but comes out could it be serious like Paget disease in nipple?

Crusty nipple: Crusty nipple could be psoriasis, eczema, or other topical infection. Cancer cannot be ruled out without biopsy. If symptoms persist, get seen by md. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple on a male?

What are the symptoms of paget's disease of the nipple on a male?

Redness: The symptoms of paget's disease in the male are similar to that in a female. These include nipple skin redness, mild skin scaling and possibly flaking. Most patients that have paget's disease have underlying breast cancer however only 1% of breast cancer is found in men. About half of patients can have a underlying mass that can be felt. ...Read more

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What is Paget disease of the nipple?

What is Paget disease of the nipple?

Cancer: Paget's disease of the breast is a scaly eczema-like skin change usually near or on the nipple, which is a malignant disease and is often associated with an underlying breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Paget disease of the nipple?

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Pagets dz of breast: Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to evaluate underlying breast cancer. ...Read more

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Year old with paget's disease of the nipple?

Surgery: This is a surgical disease. Watching this for a year is not recommended. Get to a breast surgeon. ...Read more

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My right nipple is very swollen red and sore with a little scaling on the side. Does this mean I have Paget's disease? I am 22 female

My right nipple is very swollen red and sore with a little scaling on the side. Does this mean I have Paget's disease? I am 22 female

Get seen: Chances are you have a mild infection. Put warm compresses on it and make an appointment with your physician to be seen when it is convenient. And congratulations on your awareness of Paget's -- it may yet save our life, or someone else's, someday. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 18, having eczema on my lips since 12, few months ago it developed to my face, few days ago my right nipple too, could it be paget's disease?

I'm 18, having eczema on my lips since 12, few months ago it developed to my face, few days ago my right nipple too, could it be paget's disease?

Probably not: Pagets disease of the breast is a skin eruption on or about the nipple possibly indicating breast cancer, but this is unlikely with you. The skin outbreak on your lips, face and breast could be psoriasis or other eczema and since I can, t see it you need a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been having a scaly rash on 1 nipple for about a year, and there's no worsening or improvement. Is that a sign of Paget's disease of the breast?

I've been having a scaly rash on 1 nipple for about a year, and there's no worsening or improvement. Is that a sign of Paget's disease of the breast?

Paget's: This is a very rare form of breast cancer and usually develops after the ago of 50. If it hasn't changed in a year that is a good sign. See your doctor for an exam to confirm the cause. All the best. ...Read more

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How can you tell if something is paget's disease breast cancer, or only nipple-eczema?

How can you tell if something is paget's disease breast cancer, or only nipple-eczema?

Biopsy: Biopsy will be needed to definitively differentiate paget;s disease of the breast or eczema. ...Read more

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Right nipple cracked itchy swollen red and peeling with yellow discharge. Been 3-4 months. Got checked anitbiotics didn't work. Pagets disease possible?

Paget breast disease: Pagers disease of the breast often presents with a scaly itchy rash of the breast. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor as this is often very curable. ...Read more

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For a teen girl, would nipple rash only by eczema or could it be a paget's disease or breast cancer?

For a teen girl, would nipple rash only by eczema or could it be a paget's disease or breast cancer?

Eczema: In a teen age girl breast cancer is highly unlikely. If the rash persist beyond 3-4 weeks, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a crusty nipple discharge not sure if its shop seems to come and go nipple slightly red in colour no lumps so I don't think its Paget Diease?

Dobro cystic changes: The most common reason for a crusty nipple discharge, especially at your are, is fibrocystic changes. Caffeine can make it worse. If you have a lot of breast pain, especially before your period, it would support the diagnosis. It is an inflammatory condition, and anti inflammatory mess like ibuprophen and vitamin E can help ...Read more

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Involuntary cracking of my nipples. Pagets?

See your doc: Nipple symptoms are common symptoms that can occur in both women and men in any age group or population. Many underlying causes of nipple symptoms are benign. Nipple symptoms can be caused by physical changes, such as weight fluctuations, or other causes, such as nipple injury or breast surgery. Nipple symptoms can also be caused by breast cancer and other diseases, disorders or conditions. ...Read more

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Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

Are cracked nipples within breastfeeding normal?

Common: Unfortunately, cracked nipples are very common while breastfeeding. There are several over the counter preparations available to help and many experts recommend cabbage leaves for this. The Laleache League is a great resource for help with this and all issues related to breast feeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do about nipple infected after I stopped breastfeeding?

What to do about nipple infected after I stopped breastfeeding?

Nipple Infections: Should be treated with warm compresses, topical antibiotic ointment, and possibly oral antibiotics depending in the severity of the infection. See you doctor for evaluation. They can sometimes be severe enough to need incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Difference between eczema cells and paget cells on nipple biopsy?

Bx to define: Lesions of nipple that extend onto the areola can be of concern. A rash can be inflammatory or malignant and has to be defined. “Eczema” represents a range of disorders from contact dermatitis to atopic dermatitis. Pagets disease of breast is malignant process of the terminal ducts within the nipple that spill out onto the areola and must be confirmed as Ca by bx.. ...Read more

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What can I do if my nipples crack and bleed while breastfeeding?

Get help: There are several ways you can fix this, but the one thing not to do is to just wait and hope it will get better. A lactation consultant or nurse or doctor can help. If you are sore and cracked, it will cause you pain and put you are risk for infection! Try allowing the nipple to air dry with some breast milk on them after feeds and review the baby's latch on position carefully. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should I stop breastfeeding until my cracked, scabbed nipples heal?

Should I stop breastfeeding until my cracked, scabbed nipples heal?

No: I would try to increase the spacing between feeding somewhat, be sure the latch is good, and put something like lanolin on your breasts. ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding and now my nipple is infected. What should I do?

I stopped breastfeeding and now my nipple is infected. What should I do?

Breast infection: See your doctor for antibiotic treatment. You should also apply hot compresses to the breast several times a day ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat thrush on your nipples when breastfeeding?

What is the best way to treat thrush on your nipples when breastfeeding?

Topical antifungal: Thrush is a fungal infection. Treatment with antifungal medication orally for your newborn and topically to your breast is necessary to clear the infection. ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding for 4 months and a white spot on nipple, please help?

White spot: A white spot on nipple may indicate a blocked milk duct. Use warm compresses to help open the duct ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe cracked nipples and its not from breastfeeding, please help on cures?

What to do if I have severe cracked nipples and its not from breastfeeding, please help on cures?

Lanolin: Even if you are not nursing, the lanolin sold next to breast feeding supplies for sore and cracked nipples may be very useful for your condition. ...Read more

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I am suffering from sore painful nipples. I am not breastfeeding and have no children. I need some help to treat the condition.?

I am suffering from sore painful nipples. I am not breastfeeding and have no children. I need some help to treat the condition.?

Any craking of skin: Is there any discharge from the nipples, is the skin dry and fissured as dry and eczematous skin can be painful. Also hormonal changes during different periods of menstrual cycle, fibrocystic disease of breasts - a condition affecting both breasts -a non-malignant condition, high prolatin level (hormone) level and turgid milk secretion near nipple may cause pain. U need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my baby. He's a month old but I have cracked nipples. It bleeds sometimes. What can I use? It hurts to breastfeed.

I am breastfeeding my baby. He's a month old but I have cracked nipples. It bleeds sometimes. What can I use? It hurts to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding: Nipples that are cracked and bleeding can be from incorrect latching or positioning. Correct positioning and latching may help. Lanolin can also be used. If redness or severe pain develop then those could be a sign of yeast infection. See a lactation consultant or knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more