What causes stinging pain in the nipple despite treating a cancerous lump in the breast?

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Posted on Fri, 3 May 2019 in Lump
Question: I am a breast cancer survivor (23 years), and 2 days ago I experienced a stinging pain in the nipple area of the affected breast. What could be the cause?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please give additional information.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

First of all, it is very good to know that you are a cancer survivor for 23 years.

Noted the history and understood the concerns.
Please give me some additional information for me to assist you better:
Any lump/swelling?
Any nipple discharge?
Any change in color of nipple/areola?

When was the last follow up done?

Awaiting for your details.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T Chandrakant, General Surgeon

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 2 days later
There is no lump/swelling
No nipple discharge
Last mammogram was in September 2017

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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
As detailed below.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

If there is no lump, swelling or discharge there is nothing to worry about.

Then there may not be any specific reason for the stinging pain in the nipple area. The probable cause can be some local nerve excitation for which there may not be any specific reason.
I would advise you to have wait and watch policy; see for any discoloration of skin or any other changes.

If the problem persists then obviously to consult your Doctor/Surgeon for actual examination of the affected area.

I hope this answer helps you.

Regards,
Dr. T Chandrakant, General Surgeon

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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