Patient :Hiya, my nipples really hurt and it seems like I have a small purple spot on the bottom of my nipple, I was worried hopefully everything is fine bu I just wanted to make sure. I also have a lot of stretchmarks on my chest - bits of it is wrinkly and I am a female at the age of 21. I am not pregnant or had any sexual activity (virgin). I am not sure which category this comes under, so I have chosen breastfeeding - but please can you guys send this to the right department as this is for checking breasts.
I want to make sure my breasts are fine.
Symptoms: Spot on my nipple (bottom), stretchmarks, and seems a bit wrinkly and small spots on my nipple.
Thanks for the query.
On reading your detailed history and reviewing your images, we are of the opinion that there is some amount of inflammation around the nipples and the areola. This is causing a lot of pain and can even lead to fever.
Kindly consider wearing loose fitting breast support preferably cotton ones until you feel better and the inflammation subsides. You can use vitamin E based cream for application to prevent nipple dryness or cracks. Ointments like nip care and nip moist are available over the counter, recommend you to be applied over the area. Kindly consult a general surgeon or a dermatologist for an examination and specific treatment.
Meanwhile, drink plenty of water and consume anti-inflammatory agents to reduce the inflammation. Avoid hot fomentation to the breasts at present.
This if left untreated can lead to severe mastitis and breast abscess.
Kindly feel free to write back for further clarifications.
Hope this helped.
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