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red bumps on breast----SCARED!

I have just noticed 3 very small red bumps on lt. breast,one is on the inner side near chest wall,the other 2 are underneath. I do not know how long they have been there because the  way they are in the skin folds,they are not visible unless you lift the breast up. I have large breast (with implants I want out).They are small,red, with a dry top to them.I have done way too much "symptom surfing" and now I am afraid it is IBC. Last mammo and oB apt. was in March-everything-ok. NO hx. of breast Ca. I am scared out of mind.My breast is NOT warm,red or swollen all over though.Should I be worried? Could this just be heat or dry skin irritation? Thank you so much to anyone and all who respond to me. (I am 43 yrs old)
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Dear 1scared girl:  Your symptoms sound much more typical of some type of skin irritation than IBC.  IBC does not usually present as a couple of bumps but rather a more generalized rash, warmth to touch and swelling.  If they don't go away you could have them examined but these do not sound concerning.
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three small red bumps in separate locations isn't at all what inflammatory breast cancer looks like: it is generally a large red area which is warm. What you describe sounds like a skin problem, maybe folliculitis which is inflammtion of hair follicles. You could try some warm packs on them. If they don't go away in a few days, have a checkup. But it sounds very innocent
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Thank you so much for your reply. I have been "diagnosed" with folliculitis on chest wall before.They were more swollen and painful bumps.These are smaller,flatter and have a dryer texture. I had one similar removed off of the other breast 2 months ago and it turned out to be "dry skin". Could these new ones be dry bumps that are irritated? They look like "eruptons" that the skin breaks on top.Hope I make sense---just really scared of IBC.
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