My Breast Hurts And Is Red And Hot

Question

Asked by CJC

My Breast Hurts And Is Red And Hot

this morning I woke up and my breast hurt and once I looked at it, it was red, sowllen and hot under my nipple. The area seems to have gotten bigger..Should I be worried? I have no idea what this is...Thanks, CC

Answer

Don't bother wasting your time worrying; call the doctor Monday, and go in. Your breast is probably infected, and that's not something you want to just let go; you need treatment. A rare form of breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, can sometimes present itself with symptoms such as you describe; but it's much more likely you have mastitis, or an infection of some kind. So make the call ASAP, OK? Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel