NCBI Bookshelf. Boston: Butterworths; Breast pain is a sensation of aching, pulling, drawing, burning, or stinging in one or both breasts as a result of functional or pathologic conditions of the breast or, secondarily, due to extrinsic causes. Begin by asking whether the pain is unilateral or bilateral, localized or diffuse. If localized, ask the patient to point out the spot, if possible, with one finger and to clarify the type of pain, possible radiation to other areas of the chest wall or arm, whether it is continuous or intermittent, and any relationship to the menstrual period. The questioning at this point is intended to differentiate abnormal physiologic changes associated with engorgement and nodularity from benign lesions of physiologic origin.
Breast and nipple changes can be a sign of breast cancer. Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice anything unusual. Paget's PAJ-its disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer. Paget's disease of the breast starts on the nipple and extends to the dark circle of skin areola around the nipple. Paget's disease of the breast isn't related to Paget's disease of the bone, a metabolic bone disease.
A rash under your breast or breasts, between the folds of skin is usually caused by a skin condition called intertrigo. It is a very common condition that can occur throughout life. What causes a rash under the breast?
Itchy breasts can be a common problem for some women. Inflammatory breast cancer IBC is a rare and aggressive type of breast cancer, which is known to involve the lymphatic channels of the skin of the breast. As the name suggests, inflammatory breast cancer makes the breasts look red erythema , enlarged and swollen oedema. Moreover, thickening of the skin makes it resemble an orange peel.