• Donna Donna
    July 30, 2008
    Intense itch on nipple
    Donna Donna
    July 30, 2008

    Last night I experienced an intense itching of my right nipple.  This is the same breast that I had a biopsy on 1 1/2 years ago.  It felt hot inside, as well as to the touch.  Bright red color.  Not as bad today, but still some itching is present.  Should I be concerned?

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2008

    Donna, you should ALWAYS be concerned about breast changes. Not panicked - aware and concerned. An itchy nipple can be the result of all kinds of things. It could indeed be a symptom of one of the rarer breast cancers... Paget's disease, or inflammatory breast cancer. Probably unlikely, but possible. I'd say keep your eye on it, and if the itchiness/redness doesn't disappear in a matter of days, or if it gets worse, go ahead and make a doctor's appointment. Again, don't stress; just be responsible about your health. OK? Good luck - PJH


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