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What causes small red spot on my left breast beside the nipple on the areola?

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Dr. Noble Zachariah

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Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Recently developed a very small red spot on my left breast beside the nipple on the areola. At first it was just red, sore, and a little bit shiny, I went to my obgyn who said he thought it was yeast and prescribed Nystatin (sp?) cream for me. I used the cream and although the small spot healed in its original place, it ended up spreading to different areas of my areola. Now the skin almost looks like a burn. It is very flaky and peeling, but there is no pain (just a little sensitivity) no build up, or discharge. Since this was just the one nipple, my obgyn referred me to my dermagtologist for a punch biospy to rule out Paget's disease of the breast. I've read that scientists believe paget cells may come to the surface through milk ducts. I have been breastfeeding for 5 months. Still waiting for the results of my biopsy but i'm wondering how likely the chances are that this is Pagets, and if not, what else could it possibly be?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Less likely to be Paget's

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to HCM and thanks for your query.
I understand your concern.
Page's disease usually starts at the nipple and spreads to the areola. In your case it didn't start at the nipple and I am optimistic that the biopsy will exclude Paget's.
Eczema and candidiasis are more likely.

Wish you good health.
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