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By December 17, 2015 - 2:35am
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Hi... I am a 25yrs old lady.. its been more than a week and i don't know why my nipples are paining and itching continuously.. kindly help me on this.

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Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us for help.

For a diagnosis on the cause of your symptoms, you need to be evaluated and examined by your primary care physician, who knows your medical history.

I will happily provide you with general information.

An itchy breast or nipple causes the urge to scratch at your skin. The discomfort can range from mild to severe and may be an occasional or constant urge. Scratching can cause the delicate skin to become red, swollen, cracked, or thickened. While scratching may temporarily relieve the urge, it can also damage the skin.

Atopic dermatitis is a common cause of an itchy breast or nipple. This type of dermatitis is also called eczema, which is an inflammation of the skin. While its cause is unknown, atopic dermatitis can also cause dry skin, itching, and rash.

Rarely, an itchy breast or nipple can be the symptom of a more serious medical condition. Paget disease of the breast, a rare form of cancer, causes breast and nipple itching. This type of cancer specifically affects the nipple, although a cancerous tumor is often found in the breast, as well. Early Paget disease symptoms can mimic atopic dermatitis or eczema. Other symptoms include a flattened nipple, redness, a lump in the breast, discharge from the nipple, and skin changes on the nipple or breast.

TEJASWINI SATAPATHY, if the pain and itching do not go away in the next few days, please schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Make that appointment quickly if you experience:
bloody, yellow, or brown drainage
inverted nipple
painful breasts
skin changes that make your breast resemble an orange peel
thickened breast tissue

Please keep us update.


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