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Q: My left breast is itchy under nipple, I feel good when I scratch it,right breast has less itching. Skin under my right nipple has turned little dark and spoty.I feel same since years.Is this serious?

I am 25, and feel my left breast more itchy as compare to right one. I have dry skin type and have used several creams as well. I feel little pain as well in left breast. Skin under the nipple has become little darker and I feel little brown spots there.Irritation is so high at times dat I scratch my breast at times which worrsen the situation. My sister too feels same problem however I have no history of breast cancer.I dont feel any lump. I have put on weight since last year and I feel my breast has also grown 2 size bigger from 34" to 36".These symptoms are not recent I feel same since 3 to 4 years.Is there any thing to worry about? or how should I take care of my breast?Please reply..

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/30/11 5:11pm

Anjel, if both breasts have been itching on and off for 3-4 years, this wouldn't be a breast cancer symptom. But you might want to see a dermatologist, to find out what might be causing the itchiness and spots. It might be hormonal, and perhaps it's something they can treat; it would be nice for get rid of the annoying itching, I'm sure. So, since you've already tried home remedies (creams), your best bet would be to see a doctor about this, OK? Good luck - PJH

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By Anjel, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/30/11, First Published: 04/30/11