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To be absolutely freaking out that there could be something seriously wrong with me.

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HelloTestingTesting123 Fri 27-Oct-17 10:37:13

I’m 28 and have 2 toddler aged children. I suffer from chronic urticaria and although I’ve suffered from it for years, I’ve been having a really bad flare up of it for the last few months.

Today I have woken up with a cracked nipple. I have no idea why this has happened. There has been no friction to the area that I can recall.

I’m now worried out of my mind that I could have cancer or something and that’s the reason I’ve been suffering so badly with the chronic urticaria as my body has been trying to fight that.

I can’t go to the doctors until next week so I’m going to be stressed out of my mind until then! I don’t suppose anyone has had cracked nipples and it not be anything serious? Posting here for traffic really. Thank you.

HelloTestingTesting123 Fri 27-Oct-17 10:37:48

I do have another thread but didn’t get much response and I’m hoping someone might be able to ease my worry sad

HelloTestingTesting123 Fri 27-Oct-17 10:50:10


LuluJakey1 Fri 27-Oct-17 11:00:46

I don't know what you mean exactly by a cracked nipple but I have had, several times across the years, a small patch of irritated skin on one of my nipples. I was very worried and have seen the GP every time - it has been an irritation/eczema and has cleared up with the right cream.

It worries me when it happens but as it has flared up the few times over a period of 18 years I am more confident now the GPs have been right. The skin cracks at the edge and is sensitive - they give me a weak steroid cream. My breasts are hormonally sensetive apparently. I suffer cyclic breast tenderness as well.

Hope that reassures you a bit. You are doing the right thing to go to your GP. I don't know anything about Urticaria but did not want to just leave you worrying alone.

MaidenMotherCrone Fri 27-Oct-17 11:05:18

Posting just so you know someone is listening flowers

I'm not medically trained so I cannot say whether or not it's anything to worry about but there are many, many innocent reasons why it's happened.

If I woke with a cracked nipple I wouldn't assume something terrible though unless there were other worrying signs/symptoms.

If you had woken and discovered behind your ear was split and sore would you feel the same?

Can you call the medical helpline, I'm sorry I don't know the number, just for some advice to set your mind at ease until you can see your G.P?

HelloTestingTesting123 Fri 27-Oct-17 11:08:51

Thank you both. It’s where the nipple meets the areola. It’s a crack round the nipple which goes about a third of the way round the nipple. Thank you so much for replying. Very valid point about the fact I wouldn’t worry if it was my ear. My biggest cause for concern is that my health hasn’t been at 100% for the past 3 months. That’s making me concerned that I’ve got something more serious. These sorts of situations just really freak me out 😢

Birdshitbridgegotme Fri 27-Oct-17 11:17:29

I know its easier said than done but try not to worry. I once had my nipple as yp7 describe. Mine used to week and was very itchy. The doc gave me cream and said it was nipple eczema

peachgreen Fri 27-Oct-17 11:21:32

I'm very prone to skin conditions (including urticaria and PMLE) and I get dry, cracked nipples pretty regularly. Always out of the blue (I think I sometimes scratch it in my sleep which is why I wake up with it). It never occurred to me that it could be anything other than just dry skin.

Still a good idea to see your GP, even if just to set your mind at rest, but I think it's far more likely that it's just an extension of the urticaria than anything more sinister.

HelloTestingTesting123 Fri 27-Oct-17 11:23:53

I haven’t had any urticaria on or around my breasts at all in the last month, but thank you for replying. I don’t think it’s that, unfortunately.

HelloTestingTesting123 Fri 27-Oct-17 14:57:37

Feeling a little more calm about it all now. Even if it is something sinister, stressing about it won’t help anyway!

LuluJakey1 Thu 16-Nov-17 20:20:52

How did you get on at the Drs?

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