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Having noticed swelling of breast & pain and itching of nipple

hello my name is jennifer im 33 yrs old for about 3 weeks now my breasts felt swollen then this past week i have been feeling lil pain in them and tonite my nipple have been icthing i did a self breast exam they feel the same but i can feel the gland close to the nipple more on the right then the left should i be concern
Fri, 5 Jul 2019
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Hello,

Nipples discharge is usually benign and commonly. It may be a sign of certain hormonal or infectious issues.

When you often palpate nipples, it stimulates hormones and can indicate breast discharge. Moreover, when you often check your nipples, it may cause some inflammation and give soreness in it.

To ease your mind and to make sure no cancer, cyst or abscess in the sore breast is present, please have an ultrasound of this breast done.

If you have a fever, inflammation can be the reason. If you have constipation, tiredness, hypothyroidism should be considered and TSH checked.

If the discharge will be still present, you should have prolactine level checked which is a common cause of this.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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