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Had a shock in shower, please stop me from Googling....

(25 Posts)
CrapBap Sat 04-Nov-17 16:43:35

I am a regular, have NC for this. I am feeling really shaky and panicy, in the shower yesterday i noticed an area on my breast that looked red, i didnt really look at it properly, i was in a rush so just got dressed and thought no more of it, but today, i took my bra off and there is a largish rash on my boob, half on the areola and extending up, there are a couple of blood vessels quite prominent leading to it, not green veins, more dark purpleconfused dont think it was this bad yesterday. What could it be apart from the worst case scenario? i just started panicking, obviously imagining all sorts, never had this before

By coincidence, i have a dr appointment booked this week as i have been getting sweats, chills and feel as tho i am going to pass out, this has been going on for months, i do have fibro. But now i gues that i am going to have to show the dr my boob arent i?. Should i mention the sweats too? I know they only like to deal with one problem per visit and i cant change the apt it would be another few weeks probably

I cant tell DH yet he is watching sport relaxing, he has a stressful job and i dont want to ruin his weekendshock

Dont know what to do, why do these things happen at weekends?

EBearhug Sat 04-Nov-17 16:50:38

It probably happened at the weekend because you're not rushing quite so much, so pay a bit more attention. At least you do have an appointment coming up- imagine how you'd be feeling if the next appointment wasn't available for 3 weeks.

It might be an allergic reaction or something, we can't know from here. I know there's probably no point telling you not to worry till the doctor has had a look, but I hope you can try and relax a bit till then. I would mention the sweats, too - it could all be part of the same thing, not separate. Good luck!

clownfaces Sat 04-Nov-17 16:53:59

I would def mention the sweats. It can be indicative of an infection. Fingers crossed it's just a rash thanks

Medeci Sat 04-Nov-17 16:54:13

Perhaps it's a breast infection, as you're also getting sweats and chills. Women can get mastitis even if they haven't had a baby.

CrapBap Sat 04-Nov-17 16:58:02

Thanks everyone, could it be infection with no pain? I am late 40s, on HRT for past few years as had hysterectomy

I might just take my temperature

oldlaundbooth Sat 04-Nov-17 16:59:31

Yes take your temperature.

sarasabrownie Sat 04-Nov-17 16:59:48

I got mastitis years before I got pregnant - led to all sorts of investigations but antibiotics cleared it up. If you start feeling really flu-ey and you get more of a lightning flash mark on your breast I'd be tempted to try and get something before Monday.

CrapBap Sat 04-Nov-17 17:06:58

Temp is 36, which is normal for me

NC4now Sat 04-Nov-17 17:11:36

Mention the whole lot to the doctor. It could be a package or they might be separate.
Chances are it’s nothing to worry about - an allergy, skin thing or whatever, but best be in the safe side.

allegretto Sat 04-Nov-17 17:14:03

Are you sure it's not a bruise? Have you bumped into anything and then forgotten?

eyebrowseyebrows Sat 04-Nov-17 17:19:26

You can also get skin infections on your breasts due to the moisture (sweat, nice!). I've had this and it looked quite a mess with a rash and even some skin coming away.

AnnieAnoniMouse Sat 04-Nov-17 17:21:33

Please calm down 🌷

It's FAR more likely to be an infection or totally unrelated to your other symptoms & be 'something & nothing'. Our bodies really are quite amazing & amusing. Something presenting as a 'rash' is most likely to be just that. A rash. A new product, a combination of products, heat etc

Tell the Dr about anything & everything when you see them. It's not the same as 'one thing' when that one thing is an ingrown toenail & another thing is mole on your bum. This could all be related.

Please, TRY not to worry 💐

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pigletpie29 Sat 04-Nov-17 17:24:03

I had a rash on my boob that sounds similar for about three weeks a couple of years ago. It just went away - was probably an allergy or new bra or something. It really is probably nothing.

DistanceCall Sat 04-Nov-17 17:25:18

Sounds like some sort of bruise. Did you bump into anything?

And yes, you're going to have to show your doctor.

SwearySwearyQuiteContrary Sat 04-Nov-17 17:26:17

Step away from Google and see your doctor for some relevant advice! Any noticeable changes in your breasts should be looked at by a GP just to be on the safe side. The VAST majority are benign and unremarkable.

Ohdearducks Sat 04-Nov-17 17:27:14

I get acne type spots on my boobs occasionally, they usually start like that red and angry patches a few days later a head appears and I pop it after that it dries up and fades away. It’s probably something like but do show your GP to allay your fears.

SparklyUnicornPoo Sat 04-Nov-17 17:31:48

I get a rash that sounds similar if my boobs have got sweaty while I'm wearing a bra, so it could just be that, but yes, get the doctor to check it.

Mintychoc1 Sat 04-Nov-17 17:37:04

I've been a GP for 20+ years and I've never seen breast cancer present with a rash. It's most likely mastitis or maybe just a random allergic rash. Obviously mention it at your appointment and check for lumps, but it doesn't sound worrying to me. Try and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Audreyhelp Sat 04-Nov-17 17:47:40

I had this it was just a bruise don’t know how I did it

OnTheRise Sat 04-Nov-17 17:53:51

I've been a GP for 20+ years and I've never seen breast cancer present with a rash.

I have a friend who was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. It presented as a rash on her breast. It's extremely dangerous.

CrapBap Sat 04-Nov-17 18:02:34

Its not a bruise, its bright red looking, like a burn would look, but no pain with it. I havent had any new bras or toiletries or washing powder recently.

Yes, those are the words i am determined not to google, i have heard of it inflammatory breast cancer

Draylon Sat 04-Nov-17 18:07:17

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Tanfastic Sun 05-Nov-17 20:22:48

Op, I've had something similar recently, googled and shit myself. Mine was a small itchy red rash that looked like a bug bite on the underside of my breast. My bra seemed to irritate it. Google bug bite breast and you are sent to 😩.

I left it weeks before plucking up the courage to go to the gp convincing myself I had the worst possible thing especially when it hadn't gone. It was only the size of my smallest fingernail but still.

Anyway gp took one look at it, said it was some kind of eczema or fungal rash, certainly nothing to worry about and certainly not inflammatory breast cancer as it did not present as my rash. He gave me some cream. It's only just starting to heal now after about seven weeks, the stubborn bastard thing.

However two minutes with the gp put my mind at rest and you need yours too. Good luck x

Nellyphants Sun 05-Nov-17 21:13:36

On the sweats & chills, could you need to up your hrt? Sounds like flushes

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