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breast itching

I've had a persistent itch that seems to be originating inside my left breast for about four months.  I am a 51 year old female who has had negative mammograms since about age 35.  However, a fibroadenoma(about the size of a small lemon) was removed when I was 19.  Within the last two years, I did have a very dense area in my left breast that was determined to be cysts.  I've also had cysts in the past. About 3-4 years I had an itching problem, but trips to my general practitioner, gynecologist, and a dermatologist revealed no problem.  This itch is more aggravating and has lasted much longer.  There is no visible rash and no pain or leakage.  I'm probably perimenopausal or menopausal, but I don't know since I had a hysterectomy in 1998. I breastfed three children, starting when I was 22.  Any information that you will provide concerning this situation will be appreciated. Thank you.
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Dear needsanswers:  There are many possible causes of breast itching, including dermatitis, medications and a variety of others.  If there are no other symptoms, and your breast evaluation (mammogram, clinical breast examination) are current and normal, you might seek out a medical breast specialist.  These are often affiliated with large academic medical centers.  
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I will be very interested to see some of the comments you get.  I, myself, have experienced breast itching, on and off, originating from within the breast.  It is very uncomfortable.  I never found much information on the intranet about breast itching, and though I considered whether this was something to be concerned about, I was not pro-active in following up with my doctor.  Sure hope you get some relief and answers.
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Thanks for sharing.  There is an interesting article at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0689/is_7_53/ai_n6130754       I found this when I searched on Google for breast itch.  God bless you and have a wonderful day!
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