I Have A Small Red Spot On My Upper Breast That Hurts When Light Pajama Cloth Touches It.

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Asked by Dacious

I Have A Small Red Spot On My Upper Breast That Hurts When Light Pajama Cloth Touches It.

I have annual mamograms, see my gynocologist, etc. Now, two days later, the area around the small red bite sized spot, is very sensative, and I am aware of it with most every arm move. From what I've read here, this could be IBC...where do I go from here? Who do I ask for help? How do I REALLY eliminate the question of possible IBC?

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A small red spot that looks a bite probably is a bite. Since this has lasted only a couple of days, you should watch and see if it starts to get better. If it stays the same for more than a week, you'll want to contact the doctor because you might have some sort of infection that needs medical attention. If you develop a fever or other generalized symptoms of an infection, call the doctor right away. IBC usually presents with several symptoms such as swelling, pain, and redness over a large area of the breast. The skin is often dimpled like the peel of an orange. If you develop these symptoms, see the doctor right away. The first step in an IBC diagnosis is usually an antibiotic because the symptoms of IBC and infections are so similar. If the antibiotic doesn't work, then a biopsy is needed to rule out IBC. This link will give you more information about rashes and IBC.

Answered by Phyllis Johnson