Hi,please Help Me. I Have This Small Dark Spot On My Left Nipple That's Flaky And Itchy.my Left Nipple Itself Is Itchy Too.it's Been 2 Weeks Since I Had It. Im Only 14 But Im Still Worried.

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Asked by nikki

Hi,please Help Me. I Have This Small Dark Spot On My Left Nipple That's Flaky And Itchy.my Left Nipple Itself Is Itchy Too.it's Been 2 Weeks Since I Had It. Im Only 14 But Im Still Worried.

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Hi Nikki - As you say, you're only 14; the chance of you having breast cancer is probably less than 1 in a million, so please don't stress over this. Our post on itchy nipples will hopefully give you an idea of what's causing this; it could be something as simple as a skin irritation, an allergy to a new laundry soap or shower gel, or a bra that's rubbing in the wrong spot. If it lasts another couple of weeks; and certainly if it gets worse, you'd want to see a doctor, as you might have a minor infection of some kind. Also, you might consider telling your mom, or showing this to the school nurse; it's good to share your health issues with someone who can help you do something about them -; embarrassing as it sometimes can be! Take care- PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel