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Red mark / spot on breast

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lostfrequencies Tue 16-Apr-19 15:42:33

I've noticed this little spot come up on my breast, about an inch above my areola, over the last couple of days. Today it's hard and slightly hot to touch and I can feel a swelling around the general area. It's painful when prodded but otherwise I'm not really aware of it. I'm thinking it could be an ingrown hair - but I can't recall having one before so I don't really know what they look like. I can't find a head on it either.

I just wondered if anyone could advise on what it might be. I'll go to the GP if I need to, generally try to avoid it at all costs confused but I do realise that no one can really diagnose online.

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lostfrequencies Tue 16-Apr-19 16:00:54

Maybe shows it slightly better..

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lostfrequencies Tue 16-Apr-19 19:35:08

Hopeful bump (pardon the pun..)

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dahliaaa Tue 16-Apr-19 20:43:47

I would leave it for a few days to see if it’s a spot and just disappears - if not then see gp so they can have a quick check.

Ouchy Tue 16-Apr-19 21:55:03

Hi, the fact you mention that it's slightly hot would to me suggest a visit to the GP very soon would be best. I am not a medical professional, and I know there are many things it could be that are not at all urgent or worrying. But the fact it's a little bit hot and slightly hard mean I would make a GP visit a priority. Just to be on the safe side.

jinglebellmel Wed 17-Apr-19 19:24:30

Sounds like a boil type thing to me - I get them on my thighs occasionally (v attractive!) I’d try a hot compress tonight and see if it goes down or comes to a head. If not then book a gp appointment just for them to double check.

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