When I Scratch My Breast It Bleeds, Why Is This?

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When I Scratch My Breast It Bleeds, Why Is This?

I am 23 years old. On the left side of my left breast I scratched it and it started to bleed. looks line tiny blood pinheads. about the sie of two toonies.

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The skin on the breast is delicate and easily irritated. If the bleeding continues, you will want to check with a doctor. You might have some sort of eczema that would improve with the right cream. A mole that bleeds can be a skin cancer symptom and wounds that do not heal can be related to diabetes, so do check with your doctor the bleeding continues. Usually cuts heal within a week or two, so if the problem clears up in that amount of time, don't worry about it. What you describe does not sound like breast cancer.

Answered by Phyllis Johnson