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Crusty nipple?? (sorry to be so grapic)

shellrae
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2002

I am a one year survivor of breast cancer :) but I just got out of the shower and I see my left nipple has kine of a cursty area on the very tip of the nipple. not very big but I am not sure what that is. I have not had that in the past. I have never breats fed, and I have not seen any "discharge" just a bit scabby like.. do any of you have any idea what that might be. I know, I know, I am going to call my doc. just wanted to see if there was any ideas from you ladies. as always thanks for your help shelrae

jmears
Posts: 270
Joined: Jul 2001

I have had that prior to breast cancer for years off and on. I did go to the doctor once about it and now I don't remember what he said it was ... it was a long time ago and he didn't seem concerned. Please let me know what your Doc says. Good luck. Jamie

jmears
Posts: 270
Joined: Jul 2001

I have had that prior to breast cancer for years off and on. I did go to the doctor once about it and now I don't remember what he said it was ... it was a long time ago and he didn't seem concerned. Please let me know what your Doc says. Good luck. Jamie

shellrae
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2002

Thanks... I appreciate your inpute.... I will let you know what the doc says. :)

lyn210
Posts: 10
Joined: Apr 2002

RUN DON'T WALK to your doctor, Shelrae. Crusty nipple was my only symptom for a year and my dr. had me putting cream on it. After reading something on the internet, I became insistant on treatment and in January I was diagnosed with a cancer called Paget's Disease of the Breast. I had a mastecomy with a TRAM reconstruction in February and I just finished my third of four cycles of Chemo yesterday. Don't let the dr's disregard this, especially with your history. I am wishing only the best for you. Please keep in touch. Lyn

shellrae
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2002

Lyn, Thank you for your information....I am running now....

neenie
Posts: 13
Joined: May 2002

Please see your oncologist immediately. I noticed crustiness on my nipple a month before I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. That was 6 years ago, and, thanks to a wonderful team of doctors, I'm doing fine now. Neenie

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