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Pink patch on breast over a month

Bambi1
Bambi1 Member Posts: 9
edited February 2022 in Not Diagnosed But Worried

Hi guys,


I have been beside myself with worry since early January as I noticed a faint pink patch about the size of a 50p on my left breast it has a slightly darker outside. I went to my GP who prescribed hydrocortisone for possibly a fungal problem which didn’t work, then antibiotics for mastitis for a week which also didn’t work. I then found out I was 7 weeks pregnant a couple of weeks ago. I went back to my GP who still wasn’t concerned but didn’t seem very clued up, so I demanded a referral. The referral is on the 22nd which will be 8 weeks since I noticed the patch. It doesn’t itch, isn’t raised or warm just won’t go away. I also developed purple lines (possible stretch marks where they have grown) all under and on the side of my breast which makes it look purpler when I get out of warm showers etc. You can’t really see these unless I use flash on my phone. I’m constantly checking myself and worrying myself to tears as I’m only 23 :(


The pores look slightly bigger, but I don’t know if this is the pinkness making them stand out more as I can only see them if I hold my phone screen over them. But there is also similarity on my right breast. (Right breast also has some purple lines/discolouration). The only other noticeable symptom is a slight itch occasionally in my armpits.

Please has anyone experienced this whilst pregnant? Or at all? I’m beside myself.

Thank you x

Comments

  • minustwo
    minustwo Member Posts: 13,068

    Bambi - you've posted on three different threads today. Usually it's better to stick to one thread so people who might answer can follow along with what had been said so far. I've already answered on one of your other threads.

    Does this mean you are Pregnant? Or just considering becoming pregnant?

    Stay away from that fake 'dr' google. There's lots of old information & misinformation out there. Quit checking every hour. IBC is relatively rare and even more rare in someone only 23

    If you're this concerned and not pleased with the dermatologist (who is the first line for skin diseases) - talk to your OB/Gyn - NOT a GP. And/or get a referral to a breast specialist. Good luck. Let us know.

  • Bambi1
    Bambi1 Member Posts: 9

    Oops sorry, I’m new to the website and didn’t know it doesn’t notify you if someone replies to you. Scared

    I have a breast appointment on the 22nd but was just reaching out incase anyone has experienced the same thing for this long

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,884

    Bambi1, we're sorry you have to deal with these changes and they are causing you concern.

    As MinusTwo has said, IBC breast cancer isn't common, specially at such young age, but an internet search of skin symptoms may take you to that conclusion which may be misleading. Nevertheless, understanding any breast health changes and their causes is crucial to your well-being and future health. Please, come back on the 22nd to let us know how everything went! And don't forget to select your topic as a Favorite, so you'll get notifications when a response is added!

    Best wishes,

    From the Mods

  • Bambi1
    Bambi1 Member Posts: 9

    Thanks so much. I will update when I have my appointment :)

  • Bambi1
    Bambi1 Member Posts: 9

    So I’ve currently just been examined, he dismissed it quite quickly and said it wasn’t a rash and maybe vascular. Said no need for a scan or ultrasound which I asked for, but is doing an ultrasound on my right breast which has a lump in.

    I feel even worse now like I’ve been dismissed because of my age

  • Bambi1
    Bambi1 Member Posts: 9

    Update: I asked the ultrasound lady to scan my left rash breast, she said there was nothing on the scan so most likely something superficial.


    Do I get a second opinion?

  • minustwo
    minustwo Member Posts: 13,068

    Bambi - make an appointment to see a dermatologist. They deal with skin issues.