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Hi,
I am a 29 year old female. About a month ago, my left breast started to itch, at first it was just slightly. Then about a week after the itching started i noticed a red spot under the skin, (not a perfect circle) the spot is on the oppsite side of the breast from where the itching is accruing. i was visiting my mother in denver and because my grandma just died of IBC i made an appointment to see a doctor. they suggested that i have a mamo but didnt seem to concerned with it. i ended up coming back home before i could get the mamo done. now its been about a month sense the first symptom. my left breast itches so bad i could cry. i also noticed another little red spot coming up like the first one but smaller on the opposite side of the breast from the first one. and my nipple seems to be going flat. it doesnt respond to stimulation unless lying flat on my back. Today as i was doing a breast exam i noticed a small hard spot deep in the breast close to the first red mark. but it is only felt when doing the exam standing with my arm raised over my head. i dont know if i am just thinking i feel one because i am scared for if i really do have one. And when i woke up this morning my right arm was sowellen and tender, no relief with ice or heat ( dont know if it's connected.) Anyway. i have a dr appt on the 13th of June but i live in a city that is well known for lousy medical care. Has anyone been here??? Or know someone who has?? Any suggestions or help in what might be going on would be GREAT!!
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replied June 2nd, 2008
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Do you find your left breast swollen?
Are the red spots with texture similar to the skin of an orange?
Is the breast warm on touch?
Do you feel some kind of breast pain?
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replied June 2nd, 2008
yes the breast is bigger than the other. i am a big breasted women anyway but the one falls out of the bra when i where it. there is little holes all over the skin kinda like someone picked me with a needle and left the indentation. it is not warm to tuch all the time. sometimes it is but most of the time no. there is no gerneralized breast pain rather coming and going. somtimes is feels like as if someone tossed out a fishing line and hooked the inside of my nipple and is tryig to reel it in but that comes and goes. the right one too now is more red (not spot) than the left and has those little dimple things all over it too. I dont know whats going on. cant wait to see the dr. but again our city is known for lousy medical care so i dont know if thsi is somthing i should continue to push to find out whats really going on or if i am over reacting
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replied June 5th, 2008
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You have some symptoms similar to IBC.
IBC sometimes is confused with mastitis, breast infection.
You'll need to visit a doctor and check the red spot with biopsy.
If there are changes due to IBC, they won't show on mammogram or ultrasound.
I don't wanna give you extra worry, but, it's better this to be checked.

This cancer is know for its aggressiveness and causing changes in very short time period.

Thinking of you and waiting for your post!
Marija
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replied May 14th, 2009
Breast itching
I'm 46 years old and my left breast has been itching off and on for the past couple of months. I had this issue a year ago and saw the doctor and they indicated that it wasn't cancer. I now have it again in the same breast and have noticed a small patch (pea sized) of dry skin just below my nipple. I noticed the same patch a year ago. I'm very worried about IBC because I've read about it recently. I just had a mammogram this morning but know that IBC usually isn't found with a mammogram. I have no other symptoms. Can you have IBC with just the one symptom or am I just being paranoid?
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replied May 15th, 2009
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This red patch of dry skin near your nipple and the accompanying itchiness, can be symptom of breast eczema.
It is important to be distinguished between eczema (present alone without underlying condition), and eczema associated with Paget's disease (underlying breast carcinoma).
Sometimes, breast psoriasis can resemble this condition, and vice versa.


You may consult a dermatologist, too, as she/he can use a scrape cytology to exclude or confirm eczema with Paget's disease.

Best wishes!
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replied May 20th, 2009
Red Spot On Breast no itching
When I initially went to the GP he felt that it could be an allergy and gave me an antihistamine and cortisone cream. The rash faded to a very pale rose colour but it still persisted. I had a mammogram done a few days after the rash appeared and it was clear. Due to the persistence of the rash I went back to the GP and he referred me to a surgeon specialising in breast cancer. He did a thorough examination, comparing both breasts, took a detailed history and checked the mammograms as well. I am worried about IBC. I am now experiencing pain that feel like little pins poking me all at one time, in the same breast, although the rash has not worsened, nor have I any evidence of itching, nipple itching, flaking of nipples, skin changes, swelling, heat, nipple inversion etc - .
Does this sound like IBC? And if not, does anyone know what it could be?
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replied June 7th, 2009
Update on my red spot. I went in to a breast specialist. She took a little biopsy of the red spot. My test came back clear, no IBC. She still does not know what is causing the red spot to stay there. She is sending me to another dermatologist for more testing.
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replied October 12th, 2010
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To Fedup001. I know it has been a while and i dont know if you will even get this but i am vey curious to what happened. about a week ago i started having all these same symptoms and my family doesnt believe in the physician route only the all natuaral. any help would be great!
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replied October 13th, 2011
I am 36 years old and i started two monthes ago to have above the area of the nipple (the pink area that surrounds the nipples)some kind of rash: pink coloured and very itchy with small swollen spots(on the natural swollen things placed in the much more coloured area towards the nipple). Starting to treat it with dermatine cream, zovyrax cream and fucidine cream all together didn't give me any results. Now the area extended few centimeters more, it is iritated when i am not applying dermatine cream, has determined area(inside looks normal with pink spots sometimes when it becomes itchy, sometimes normal when i am applying only the dermatine cream) and has a "fence" of dried redish colour and when i am not applying the cream becomes itchy slightly painful. I had the habbit of wearing lycra bra and sometimes the size is not ok. It's not swollen and i have noticed that my other breast is developing the same kind of rash only on the natural swollen things situated on the much more coloured area of the nipples( sorry for such a long description, but i do not know the medical terms for them). Sometimes the area is painful and gives me the sensation of pain before the period, but the breast are not becoming harder or heavier. If i am wearing the bra the sensations are gone. I have checked all the symptoms i might encounter in case of a breast cancer and i found out i don't fit the description. I have big breasts(size E) and i had this rash before, 2 times before, during the heavy winter and during summer, but they went away naturally. Do i sound like a pacient with cancer? I am scared. Thank you for your interest.
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replied December 9th, 2011
See a doctor dont take any chances
if you notice something new in your breast go see your doctor Ibc is very aggressive, it can spread within a month...most likely its not that but why take the chance. I went and theyy basically said its either nothing or IBC. I am doing the hot compress and antibiotic ointment prescription thing ...hopefully its nothing.
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replied December 9th, 2011
if you notice something new in your breast go see your doctor Ibc is very aggressive, it can spread within a month...most likely its not that but why take the chance. I went and theyy basically said its either nothing or IBC. I am doing the hot compress and antibiotic ointment prescription thing ...hopefully its nothing.
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replied February 27th, 2012
Red Dot on Breast
I am 52 no kids. About 3 weeks ago, I noticed a thumb size red spot underside of right breast. No itching, no pain. I thought it was a hive as I'm prone to get them with stress. I have appt with my obgyn breast clinic on Wednedsday but getting really scared. I wish there were my pictures or guidance. And it seems so much mis diagnosis. Should I insist on a biopsy? Is that the only true way to tell?
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replied February 28th, 2012
Hi, I insisted on a biopsy and it really helped put me at ease when it turned out negative for cancer cells. I think you should insist on it. Funny thing is it was a red spot under my right breast as well.
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replied March 12th, 2012
i am 39years old mam ,i have itchy red spots under my right breast and some under my left one this a week ago and today i saw few under my left axillary,please can you suggisted what is that?i didnot visit a doctor until now.
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replied June 26th, 2012
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I am 17 years old my left breast have been very itchy for a while but i didnt see anything of it and now there Really Realy itchy and i have tons of small red bumps like a needle was stabbed into me where it is itchy and after i itch it i have some pain. I have no clue and idk what to do, should i tell my mom or just wait a lil while more and see..
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replied August 20th, 2013
Red spot and red line on breast
A few days ago, I noticed a bright red spot on the outsid3e of my left breast. It also has a red line going out from the spot. It didn't feel like a lump was there and it didn't hurt. Now its raised a little and the line is raised more than the spot and its a little itchy. Has anyone heard of this?
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replied August 29th, 2013
Hi,
I just noticed the same kind of res splotch on the right under sided of my left breast. Last night I notice the same kind of red lines radiating outwards around my nipple. It itches and tingles. I did not notice any underlying lump, but the sensation is uncomfortable. At first I though it may be a bug bite, but despite the darker red center of the splotch, there are no blisters or broken skin. What is this? Does anyone have any suggestions? Please let me know. Thanks
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