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itchy nipple and breast cancer
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itchy nipple and breast cancer

I am 40yoa. I have been experiencing one itchy nipple for about 6 weeks. Comes and goes.

Got an ultra sound last year on the same breast due to large lump. DDX- cyst. a little larger than a quarter. They saw a couple of them. Not a fibrotic cyst, soft like a lypoma.  They told me I could leave them there with no increased risks. Have not had the cysts removed due to no heath insurance.

Please let me know if I should seek further care.

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Dear daisylcp:  Skin on the breast is like skin anywhere on the body and can develop problems that may cause itching.  It is not uncommon for a new bra or different detergent to irritate the skin.  However, if this problem is not improving or if there is crusting of the skin on only one nipple, you should see your doctor for evaluation.
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