Thank you, all for your responses to my concerns! I really appreciate it. I am wondering if the pain may not be related but Fibromyalgia or others. I still feel there is pain but no rash where the punch biopsy was performed last week.
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One quick note, all. I have worn underwire bras for years. I recently read of women who experienced a weird rash from Victoria's Secret bras. I stopped wearing their bras, mainly because of the strong odor that arrives with their material but also worried the underwire would aggravate the condition. Have any women here changed their bras? Sorry for the double post; I should have edited which I will do in the future.
@kg7382 @gardeningjunkie – Thank you so much! I thought I would receive notifications when I get posts but didn't. I am so happy that I checked back today. Now, I feel more "normal" —:) as throughout my reading, I keep finding that this is related middle-aged men! The next important symptom that you mention which many articles do not and had me a bit scared is: pain! It seemed after this little red blotch appeared under my breast, I felt pain under the skin, almost like how shingles must feel and around (rib cage). Mine was located in the fold under my breast and almost more so upper abdomen (as the derm cited). I couldn't understand why this pain was there and of course, with the recent tiny calcifications in the ducts on my mammo, was beyond scared. When I visited the breast specialist this week, she assured me that they were not related. I am happy to know that the pain may have been associated with this little spot. It seems the punch biopsy (I have two sutures right now) removed the lesion. Of course, now I am a bit sore and pinchy in another way due to the biopsy! I hope it does not return but glad I can visit here to gain insight. One additional note: I recall late May, early June when this first appeared. I had performed some heavy duty gardening and became very hot. The fact this is located under my breast, even though I am not busty) makes sense that it would retain heat and sweat. Thank you all so much. I was filled with anxiety and I am sure that stress does not help anything.
Hello, I was just diagnosed with Grover's disease for a patch under my breast. Initially, I was very concerned because I received an abnormal mammo in the same breast that I am still being monitored. I could not figure out what the red sore/patch was. It started at the end of May after a visit for my mammo and u/s where there was a lot of tugging, etc. It was not a rash but more like a red spot that would not heal. I recall it would sting and hurt under the skin. It seems the pain would even go right into my side. I tried Gold Bond powder which seemed to help dry but again, would eventually crack and sting. Also, tried Mupirocin ointment prescribed by another doc before I eventually went to Derm. It didn't help. Apple cider vinegar didn't help. Eventually, I headed to the Derm and she did a punch biopsy last Monday. Needless to say, I was scared it was related to my breast but relieved to know it is not. I am 53 and in decent health. I have Hashi's Hypothyroid disease but otherwise, in good shape. Due to partial hyste in 2012, I do not know if I have started menopause. Last hormone levels check a year ago showed that I had the hormones of a young woman. Autoimmune disorders run in my family. My mother died of Scleroderma at 59 and was ill for most of her life with RA, lupus, among others. My father is in overall, good health and still going at 85. Skin cancer does not run in our family. I had a bad case of mono at 30 and believe I may have fibromyalgia. Each time I get stressed out or do not exercise for periods of time, I get a terrible flare. I have one right now due to the emotional stress I have been under. My neck, shoulders, ribcage hurts! Please let me know if you have tips. The punch biopsy removed all of the sore so I am hoping that I do not get another one. I have not spoken with the Derm, yet — just received results over phone.