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Q: When I scratch my breast it bleeds, why is this?

I am 23 years old. On the left side of my left breast I scratched it and it started to bleed. looks line tiny blood pinheads. about the sie of two toonies.
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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
12/18/10 10:22pm

The skin on the breast is delicate and easily irritated.  If the bleeding continues, you will want to check with a doctor.  You might have some sort of eczema that would improve with the right cream.  A mole that bleeds can be a skin cancer symptom and wounds that do not heal can be related to diabetes, so do check with your doctor the bleeding continues.  Usually cuts heal within a week or two, so if the problem clears up in that amount of time, don't worry about it.  What you describe does not sound like breast cancer.

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By D, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 12/18/10