Hi Im 15 This Year And My Nipples Have Been Really Itchy For A While. I Scratch So Hard, Especially My Right Nipple That The Skin Broke And There's Discharge Coming Out Of It. What's Wrong With Me?

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Hi Im 15 This Year And My Nipples Have Been Really Itchy For A While. I Scratch So Hard, Especially My Right Nipple That The Skin Broke And There's Discharge Coming Out Of It. What's Wrong With Me?

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Nicky, probably nothing's wrong with you - except puberty! As females, we all go through it, and it can be very uncomfortable at times. Please read our teen guide to breast development for lots of helpful information about what's happening to your breasts. And if you're worrying about cancer -; please try not to. Breast cancer at your age is virtually impossible; please read our message to teens, as I think it'll allay any fears you might have. Finally, if you haven't seen a doctor about this, that would be a good option; you may be able to get some help for that miserable itching. In the meantime, try pressing hard on your breasts, instead of scratching; this can help the itching without danger of breaking the skin. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel