Itchy nipple.

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I'm a man of 68. I've had an itchy left nipple for 6 weeks. Doctor examined me but couldn't find any lumps or other signs of breast cancer. Thought it might be fungal so prescribed Canesten. Still got the itch after three weeks plus aching discomfort in the breast area, sometimes quite painful. Any one else had this and got it sorted?

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    Hi Cretan!

    As the itching and aching discomfort is unilateral, your physician needs to do a bilateral diagnostic mammogram and probably an ultrasound... I am a Nurse Practitioner. Men also get breast cancer and it could be Paget's Disease. If your physician does not order the diagnostic imaging straight away, see another physician... Please don't waste your time on lotions and potions.

    I did this for a living, conducting breast clinics. I caught breast cancers in women and men. Your physician should know that a unilateral breast itchiness /aching can be a sign of breast cancer in men and women.

    I have had breast cancer, caught early with an excellent prognosis.

    Please let me know the outcome!

    Best Wishes

    Merry Juliana

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    Hi, Merry

    I went to see another doctor. He, too, could find no other symptoms and said there was no need to involve the breast clinic at this stage as they would wonder why I had been referred. He prescribed a stronger steroid and said to come back in two weeks. so there you go.

    Thanks for your interest



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