I Have An Itchy Left Breast. There Are No Other Symptoms, No Rash, Redness, Etc., Just Itchy.

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Asked by J. Russell

I Have An Itchy Left Breast. There Are No Other Symptoms, No Rash, Redness, Etc., Just Itchy.

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This itching could be the result of so many different causes... the least likely of which would be cancer. It could be hormonal, an allergy to soap, detergent, or food, even a bra that doesn't quite fit right. Your best bet would be to wait a month, and see if the itching goes away. If it doesn't, you'd want to see a doctor, to find out if you can get some relief. And certainly, if the itching develops into something more serious - if your breast seems infected (red, painful, swollen, hot), then best to see a doctor right away. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel