• Deb Deb
    April 21, 2009
    Itchy nipple with discharge
    Deb Deb
    April 21, 2009

    I have a very itchy left nipple and sometimes during the month I have a brownish discharge from that breast.  Could this be hormonal?

    READ MORE

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 21, 2009
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 21, 2009

    Deb, breast changes that happen at the same point in your menstrual cycle can be hormonal.  You can read more about discharge in PJ Hamel's post on the topic.  If your itchy nipple has a scaly, eczema-like rash, you'll need to see a doctor.  A scaly rash on the breast can be a symptom of Paget's Disease of the Breast.  Most often an itchy nipple is just due to irritation from rubbing against your bra or a soap that's too drying.


FROM OUR COMMUNITY

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.