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Breast Cancer

Insect bite

07/09/2007

Question:

I am 31-year-old woman and i am feeding mother. Two years back, when i was in Africa, on lower portion near the nipple of my left breast i felt some itiching, which later on i realized is some kind of small worm which penetrates the skin and resides there. After one day it was squeezed out from my skin. But now after 2 years, i feel some itiching there one or two days after my menstrual period. The area becomes slightly red and it itches. There are no other problems. Can u guide me what is it. thanks

Answer:

It is not possible to determine what this is without an examination.  It is doubtful that it is serious, but there may be treatment available that would make you feel better.  You could ask your obstetrician about this since you are breast feeding.

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Response by:

Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University