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Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I posted here. I'm 27 years old and 35 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. I have no history of breast cancer that runs in the family. About two days ago, I notice a small itchy rash near my armpit. I put it off as a spider bite, as that's what it looked and felt like. Then this morning I itch the rash, and look into my shirt to discover that spot has become bigger. There were also two more spots on top of each other lower down by my armpit area. None of the rashes are directly on my breast. If I put my bra on, the rashes line up where it could have possibly been rubbed by my bra. I can't be for sure though... I have no other symptoms, except nipple discharge. I'm 35 weeks pregnant though and have colostrum coming from both nipples. 

I have fibrous lumpy breast and have had an ultrasound about a year ago, which turned out normal or nothing suspicious. I have a history of health anxiety and thinking the worst. Should I be worried about this? I’m worried that it could be the early stages of inflammatory breast cancer.

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I went through a one day fear of this after I broke out in a horrible rash under my breast.. okay.. inflammatory breast cancer makes the breast  swollen and red like a huge rash and also like a sunburn and you would have an orange peel look to the skin which you do not have,.. yours doesn't look anything like that. It's isolated to those spots. It looks like an irritated bite. Hugs. And congratulations on your pregnancy!!!! 

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It looks like heat rash (I’m actually a early inflammatory breast cancer survivor). However I would ring your obgyn 24/7 doc because they could give you cream for it or double check it, if you see it get slightly worse. Give it a couple days to go away 🙂 

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10 hours ago, Holls said:

I went through a one day fear of this after I broke out in a horrible rash under my breast.. okay.. inflammatory breast cancer makes the breast  swollen and red like a huge rash and also like a sunburn and you would have an orange peel look to the skin which you do not have,.. yours doesn't look anything like that. It's isolated to those spots. It looks like an irritated bite. Hugs. And congratulations on your pregnancy!!!! 

Thank you Holls. I don’t have anything going on besides this rash. I’m not too sure but I think that it looks a little bit redder today. When I first noticed the rash, it was rather tiny, thought it was some kind of spider bite. Then like a day or so later, to my horror, I woke up to the spot more than tripling in size and two new itchy spots under it. Other than that, my actual breast is completely unaffected. No swelling, no warmth, no huge sunburn like rashes on it, or or orange peel apparently, etc.  Never thought that I would be falling down the IBC rabbit hole. 🥺

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2 hours ago, Total Eclipse said:

It looks like heat rash (I’m actually a early inflammatory breast cancer survivor). However I would ring your obgyn 24/7 doc because they could give you cream for it or double check it, if you see it get slightly worse. Give it a couple days to go away 🙂 

So sorry to hear about your IBC diagnosis, but very happy that you’re doing alright. And I’ve already rung my OBGYN and have an appointment for Tuesday. If you don’t mind me asking, how did your symptoms first present? 

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I hope this doesn’t sound scolding but asking what the symptoms were is a lot like googling. You will start looking for things and making connections that aren’t there. 

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