• Bella Bella
    June 03, 2009
    What are small red-to-brown bumps in breast cleavage area?
    Bella Bella
    June 03, 2009

    I am a 43-year-old female. Following a very itchy spell and redness, I develop about three red spots in my breast cleavage (the spots/bumps are no more than an eighth of an inch in diameter at most) that later turn to brown (raised spots) and then flake off. A few days to a week later, the cycle starts again. My dermatologist says these are nothing to worry about, but I am not convinced. What is the cause of this? Thank you.

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    June 03, 2009
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    June 03, 2009

    Belia, this doesn't sound like a typical breast cancer symptom, since it's cyclical; inflammatory breast cancer, which can be characterized by what looks like a skin issue, doesn't disappear. If this gets worse (more bumps, more frequently); or if one (not both) of your breasts seems to be getting infected (red, hot, swollen, painful), then you'd best see a breast specialist. But beyond that, if your dermatologist says not to be too concerned, you can hopefully trust him/her. Good luck - PJH


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  • Idomarryyoumaybe December 27, 2015
    Idomarryyoumaybe
    December 27, 2015
    I as well have a white bump in my cleavage area and when I try to squeeze it like a pimple nothing comes out but I developed another one near my cleavage but on my left boob and some white substance came out and clear liquid but it was a brown color and a week later it grew in size. When I first saw it it was as small as your average pimple now it looks like if I press my pinkie nail on it it's about the size of the indent it makes so I haven't seen a doctor about it but I'm glad I'm not the only one and this is something that is not rare READ MORE
    • PJ Hamel
      December 28, 2015
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      December 28, 2015
      If you have something you think is an infection, and it's growing, it would be good to see a doctor before it gets too serious, OK? PJH READ MORE
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