I developed a few small light-brown spots on the sides of my breasts last year. My gynecologist told me it looked like a fungus. She told me to rub an anti-fungus cream on them and they would disappear. I ignored it, but lately I've noticed more. I have them under my breasts and on my chest. I also have two on my neck. They haven't changed in color, but if I scratch them, a layer of what looks like dead skin comes off, but the spot remains.
Could this be a fungus that spread because I neglected it or could it be something else?
Dear Alo, What you describe sounds more like a skin condition than a breast problem. You may want to have a dermatologist (skin doctor) evaluate these "spots" for you. A variety of skin conditions could be responsible for what you describe including a benign type of skin lesion called seborrheic keratoses. Your physician should be able to help sort this out.
Most fungal skin infections are circular with a center that is more like normal skin. They aren't usually brown. It might be that a dermatologist would be needed to tell what they are: it's not really possible to diagnose online. Without being able to see them, and not knowing your age, seborrheic keratosis is an off-hand guess.
Thanks for your response. I'm a 27 year old female. The spots vary in sizes. They start off as light brown, then redden, then they become discolored. The spots are wrinkly and have a layer of what looks like dried skin. The spots are not raised, but flat. They do not hurt, but it seems as if I'm getting more and more. The newest ones are on the right side of my neck and on the top side of my right nipple.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.