Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
155 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What do pain and itching in the breast and nipples indicate?

Hi, I have pain on my Left breast, itchy nipple and black heads on my left armpit. Ill be turning 59 y.o this coming April. My last mammogram said I have dense breast. The pain increases when I have menstruation, a week before menstruation or when I had too much coffee intake. Do I need to see a doctor? My last left breast ultrasound 5 years ago, they find a cyst that the size is still the same 6 months later after a repeat ultrasound? Please help me what to do.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
Report Abuse
  Anonymous's Response
's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Please, visit your doctor asap. You will need to go for a mammogram​ for keeping a check on breast cancer do physical examination of both the breasts and check for swelling or hardening of any lymph nodes in the armpit. Mammogram ultrasound of breast are the basic examinations done. The cyst is a noncancerous lesion caused due to hormonal or aging factors. Breast pain during menstruation is hormonal and very common. but giving your age the priority it's advisable to visit a doctor asap and get an ultrasound done

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello, I have seen my Dr for this issue and have another appt Wednesday. I am just wondering what I need to ask and if I have reason to be alarmed....