21 scared of breast cancer?

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Some background info, last june i started getting sever itching on my right nipple. ive had exzema my whole life so i thought it must be that. i treated it with my topical steroid cream but it didnt help at all. i was reluctant to go to the doctor until about last month the itching became horrible. on top of that my nipple started to hurt, it feels like a burning stinging pain deep inside of my breast, it got so bad that it even wakes me up at night. i finally went to my doctor yesterday and theyre sending me to a breast soecialist for an ultrasound and mammogram. im just so nervous and dont have people to talk to who will understand. i attached two photos, the first of my normal nipple and the second of the one causing me problems. i think something is compeltely wrong and i dont think its as simple as exzema anymore imageimage

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    best thing is to get breast usg done asap. I also got same issue, burning sensation so much so that it even hurt when I use to take shower. got my usg done and it was fibromyalgia and costochondritis. doc gave me evening primrose to take. and within 2 days my symptoms eased off. so don't worry and get yr thorough check up. ur too young to worry abt having BC. don't worry it could be hormonal. keep us posted it after yr usg or any further tests

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    Hi Morgan,

    I am glad you are seeking help immediately for the burning and itching. Usually, eczema of the nipple affects both nipples. The major concern is Paget's Disease. A fungal infection can also cause the itching and burning, and corticosteroids only worsen the fungal infection.

    I have had Intraductal Carcinoma of my Left Breast, and also get the itching and burning of my nipple and areola. I was treated with a partial mastectomy and radiation and am on chemotherapy. I have an excellent prognosis as it was caught early.

    I am a Nurse Practitioner in the States.

    I know that this is very scary and difficult for you to be going through. Are you 21 years old? May I ask where you live? If you wish to send anything privately, just click on the envelope under your name, and I will respond.

    I used to evaluate for and perform breast exams on ladies in clinical practice, BTW.

    Please let me know how else I can help you.

    With Warm Wishes,

    Merry Juliana

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