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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
General questions about breast health and possible symptoms.
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1/8/2018My nipples/breast now have a burning/tingle feeling. I asked the other day about IBC and saw my doctor and agreed it was not. That I just have cycle pain or whatever it is call. She didnít answer why my left breast always hurts to touch. Anyway a week later now (and on holidays so not near my doctor) I have new feelings in my breast. They kinda burn/tingle and my nipples might look a little red. The little bumps on my nipples seem bigger too. Thanks for the quick response last time. At a loss and not sure what to do. This is causeing so much anxiety that I have a hard time getting out of bed. Canít see my doctor for another 2 weeks.
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1/9/2018You need a second opinion. You didn't mention whether the doctor did a punch biopsy to make sure it wasn't inflammatory breast cancer. If you can get to us, please call 443-997-1513, we can see you sooner than 2 weeks.

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