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I have itchy red pimple like welts on my breast that r very sore have had them 2 days really started hurting today tho it really hurts! Help plz?

I have itchy red pimple like welts on my breast that r very sore have had them 2 days really started hurting today tho it really hurts! Help plz?

Possible infection: It is quite possible you have an infection. It needs to be looked at by a physician to determine if is an infection or something else. ...Read more

Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas, hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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17wks pregnant. Had red triangle welt on L breast. Wasn't red, itchy, or warm. Redness went away, n got dark. Now it keeps fading and getting smaller.?

17wks pregnant. Had red triangle welt on L breast. Wasn't red, itchy, or warm. Redness went away, n got dark. Now it keeps fading and getting smaller.?

Could be fine, but: I would recommend having your doctor check this area. It could be a normal skin change that completely disappears, but it is safest to have your doctor or dermatologist look at it to make sure. Hope all goes well with your pregnancy! ...Read more

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Bruise type of pain on right upper breast x3 months only in one particular section. No bruise. No discharge or swelling. No lump. No redness. Help!

Bruise type of pain on right upper breast x3 months only in one particular section. No bruise. No discharge or swelling. No lump. No redness. Help!

Btrast pain: Painful breast conditions are a fairly common benign condition, often affecting the upper outer breast region. Needs to be examined by a physician to be sure it is benign. Hormonal changes during the monthly cycle, or hormone changes due to medications or birth control pills can be a common cause of breast pain. ...Read more

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I have a red bruise on my breast its been there for several months, now it has scratches on it I don't recall hitting it on anything is it serious?

I have a red bruise on my breast its been there for several months, now it has scratches on it I don't recall hitting it on anything is it serious?

See your doctor: It may be a simple skin lesion but it could be a sign of a problem with the breast. A clinical exam and a mammogram, possibly even a biopsy will sort it out. ...Read more

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I have a red bruise on my breast that has scratches on it. A long time ago a had trauma to my breast but it seems like the bruise hasn't gone away yet?

I have a red bruise on my breast that has scratches on it. A long time ago a had trauma to my breast but it seems like the bruise hasn't gone away yet?

Have it examined: Just to be sure we don't miss a serious underlying condition like blood disorder or malignancy. God bless you! ...Read more

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Bruise on breast. Covers half the nipple and some outer region. What is the cause? Has a swollen red center. Extremely painful.

Bruise on breast. Covers half the nipple and some outer region. What is the cause? Has a swollen red center. Extremely painful.

Ans: Bruising is a sign of trauma. Did you have any injury or roughness to this are? The redness may be a result of trauma as well or may be infectious. But I would suspect more trauma since the large bruise is there. See your doctor for complete exam and be totally truthful ...Read more

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2 days post-op breast aug- is it ok to have a large bruise above my sternum (deep blue, red slightly raised splotches)? Still in lots of pain. Thanks

2 days post-op breast aug- is it ok to have a large bruise above my sternum (deep blue, red slightly raised splotches)? Still in lots of pain. Thanks

Call your surgeon: While I am happy to participate in health tap and be able to answer general plastic surgery questions, there are often questions here that start "i am so many days post op and. .."
as a surgeon, I would much rather my patients call me with a question they think may be "stupid" and it turn out to be nothing rather than miss a significant complication because they posted it online. Call the doctor. ...Read more

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I got the worst itch, red welted skin on chest feet legs and other parts of the body. It turns white/yellow when pressed & I cant sleep?

I got the worst itch, red welted skin on chest feet legs and other parts of the body. It turns white/yellow when pressed & I cant sleep?

Hives?: If these lesions go away within a day, then they are likely hives. Try taking antihistamine up to 4 doses per day to see if this helps. If not, see your doctor. If the problem persist >6 wks, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Breast redness/irritation. Causes?

Depends: This depends on the type of redness and irritation that you are having. Some general causes: breast infection/mastitis, detergents, soap, lotion. Is there a mass or swelling associated with it?
I highly recommend you get evaluated by your doctor. This is a difficult question to answer without having an examination. ...Read more

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No pain, No Redness, no swellin or any change. Hosp said I've breast cyst. I feel fee warm inside the tissue. What is causing that?

No pain, No Redness, no swellin or any change. Hosp said I've breast cyst. I feel fee warm inside the tissue. What is causing that?

Don't know yet: Your description sounds like a normal breast. The question is, if no pain, redness, swelling or change, why are you at the hospital? And why would the hospital say you have a cyst? I would need more information. ...Read more

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Very tiny, skin coloured bump where breast joins the shoulder, no itch, no pain, no redness, flattens when pressed. Anything to be worried?

Very tiny, skin coloured bump where breast joins the shoulder, no itch, no pain, no redness, flattens when pressed. Anything to be worried?

Skin Tag: What you are likely describing appears to be a skin tag, without actually looking at it it's hard to say definitively however given the location and your description a skin tag is most likely. If it increases in size changes shape or color certainly see your doctor as soon as possible or make an appointment with one of our HealthTap Doctors. ...Read more

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