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Blind spot on left breast

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Hi I am 50 years old and have just noticed what looks like a blind spot on my left breast. It is not painful, but a little tender when I touch it. It looks dark red in the middle and a lighter red surrounding it. I have read all the information on breast cancer and how skin would maybe look and mine doesnt have the appearance of "orange peel" just looks red and seems to have reduced in redness since yesterday. Should I just pop to the doctors to make sure all is well?? I dont really want to waste anyones time. Thanks

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replied November 25th, 2010
Breast Cancer Answer A17299
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Please get the lesion (I am referring to it as a rash) examined. You will not be wasting anyone’s time and it is important for your health. So go ahead-that’s what doctors are for.

Certain breast rashes are specific to breast like inflammatory breast cancer, Paget’s disease of the breast, mammary duct ectasia, and mastitis. Other causes of rash on the breast can be psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, seborrhagic dermatitis, fungal infection, dryness, and eczema.

Please discuss this with your doctor. It is difficult to comment further without examining the rash. Hope this helps. Take care!

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