My Left Breast Started Itching Yesterday...

Question

Asked by Dragonflyyy

My Left Breast Started Itching Yesterday...

My left breast started itching yesterday but it feels more like an internal itch (strange, I know...). Scratching doesn't relieve it...what could this be?

Answer

Breasts can itch from a wide variety of reasons. An internal itch could be because your breast is growing from puberty, pregnancy, or weight gain. Itching is often related to allergies, but I don't know if you would feel that internally. In rare cases, itching can be one of several symptoms of a type of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. However, breasts often start itching for no known reason, and stop just as mysteriously. Since your itching just started yesterday, it's too soon to make a guess about what might be causing this. If you develop any signs of infection like redness or swelling, call the doctor right away. Otherwise, I think it would be safe to wait and see what happens over the course of your menstrual cycle.

Answered by Phyllis Johnson