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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am 30 years old and have no family history of breast cancer. However yesterday i notices a rash on my left breast just under the nipple. it doesnt itch much or pain and is not blotchy, just like a normal rash. I checked for any lumps or swelling and there was none. I have read that a rash can be a symtom of breast cancer. Do i have anything to worry about ?
Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read
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Only rash with no other symptoms
User :   yes
Doctor :  
is unlikely to be due to breast cancer
Doctor :  
Anyway since you have crossed 30years of age
Doctor :  
you can go in for screening mammography
Doctor :  
Are you married?
User :   ok.. should i wait to check if the rash dissapears or persists?
User :   no not yet
Doctor :  
Is the rash on one breast only?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
How big is each swelling? What colour is it?
User :   its not very big and its pinkish
Doctor :  
Does it itch?
User :   rarely
Doctor :  
How many days has it been?
User :   it started yesterday morning . i noticed it after i woke up
User :   saturday morning
Doctor :  
How big an area does it cover?
User :   there are two seperate rashes.. eash about a 1 or 2 cms . they do not cover a large area
Doctor :  
Have you worn a new garment?
Doctor :   or have you changed your soap?
User :   no. no new garment or soap
Doctor :  
Just wanted to know if there was any inciting factor
Doctor :  
as it could be an allergic reaction
User :   could weather be the reason.. i have lived in dry weather for years and just moved to mumbai..where the climate is humid.. could change in weather be a reason for the rash ?
Doctor :  
Yes it can
User :   i would like to wait and see if the rash subsides.. how long is a good time to wait before i got and get it checked?
Doctor :  
Its better to consult a dermatologist in case it doesn't disappear in a few days
Doctor :   say 3 days
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In case it increases in size, then too its time to visit a doctor
User :   okay.
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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