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Painful lump in left breast near armpit, itchy nipples, shortness of breath, dizziness. What could be this?

I am female, 20 years old, 5ft 7 and weigh 58kg. I have a painful lump/area in my left breast near my armpit. I noticed it when I was washing under my arms and was tender. Been there for a number of weeks/months. I have recently been feeling short of breath and get bouts of dizziness or moment where I feel I can't breath or feel spaced out. My nipples (particularly left) have been very itchy the last few days.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C. M. Forum.
You mentioned that itchy nipple ( particularly left) , please mention , whether itching more or less on both side.
If on both side than consider about ECZEMA ( if on other parts of body).
Painful swelling near armpit may be due to infection in breast itself .
Because central group of lymph nodes lies at the apex of axilla.
Sometimes axillary tail of breast may be mistaken for enlarged lymph nodes.
So consult a surgeon/ dermatologist and get their opinion.
Hope I have answered your question.
If further any question I will help.
Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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