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Q: red spots on breast. please help?

About three days ago I found an itchy red spot on my left breast. The spot was rasied and felt like it was on top of the breast, not under. Later that day I found a smaller spot starting to form on the same breast.

Then two days later, I found a fully formed itchy red spot on my right breast.

This is really scaring me. My mom and aunts all have a history of getting cysts.

I did a little bit of research and found the following possibly conditons:


-Inflammatory Breast Cancer

-Breast Infection

-Caffine Withdrawals

-Problems with the thyroid

-Excessive caffine use


I have to admit for about 2 1/2 weeks straight I drank hot cocoa before I went to bed. But I haven't done that in a while and I do have Hypothyroidism.


What do you think is going on?


Here are a few more of my symptoms:



-my period was a week late (i'm not sexually active, i'm only 16)

-frequent urination

-metallic taste in mouth



Please tell me what you think this is?

(I'll be going to the doctor in a few weeks)

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
8/ 9/08 9:03pm

No one can diagnose a rash over the internet.  In fact, even doctors who are trained and actually looking at a rash, may not be sure what is causing it right away.  Since the red places are turning up on both breasts, it doesn't sound like inflammatory breast cancer.  These could be some type of insect bite, allergic reaction, or irritation.  Heat rash is also common at this time of year, especially on the warm, moist underside of the breast.  I don't think you need to worry about this yet because it's only been three days.  Be sure to mention it to the doctor when you go for your appointment.  If the spots get worse or if you develop new symptoms, you might want to see if you can have your appointment sooner.  

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