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Hello, three weeks ago, I had noticed dent on both breasts

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Hello, three weeks ago, I had noticed dent on both breasts at the exact same place when I raise my arms up in the air. Went to the doctor, she thoroughly checked and said it was nothing but breasts being like that and that I had never noticed them before. Due to being extremely health conscious, I had a mammo done last year September 2013 privately only because I was having health anxiety. Result was that I was in category 1 and breast density category 2 . Both being very good.
Now since last week Wednesday, I felt dryness on my right nipple. I went to the doctor today and doctor gave a cream. it was a different doctor who had seen the dents three weeks ago.
This doctor was in a rush today and she made confusing remarks like come back in 10 days , if the dryness stays. I am worried sick now. I googled on dryness and it gives horrible results such as paget's. I have no family history of BC. I am 36.
Can you please reassure me that the dryness doesnt have to be directly related to BC??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am a cancer doctor

Dr. David :

I would not be stressed about dryness

Dr. David :

winter dry air can cause skin driness.

Dr. David :

you don't have pagets disease.

Customer:

Hello Doctor

Customer:

Ok.

Dr. David :

you have some mild dry skin.

Dr. David :

are you using moisturizers after you shower on your breast?

Dr. David :

you should be

Dr. David :

this will help prevent dry skin.

Customer:

ok . I am just using the cream doctor gave today

Customer:

doctor made confusing remarks and I got worried

Dr. David :

you should use it twice a day, especially after you shower

Dr. David :

don't be worried.

Customer:

ok. I will doctor

Customer:

is dry skin to be concerned about?

Dr. David :

no, it is not to be concerned about.

Customer:

and how can you define the pagets?

Dr. David :

it is not a sign of cancer.

Dr. David :

crusty hard red skin around the nipple.

Customer:

ok but doctor said my skin was pretty dry and it has tiny dry flakes coming off too

Dr. David :

that is pretty dry.

Dr. David :

why weren't you using moisturizer on your skin?

Dr. David :

women use moisturizer on their skin all the time after they shower

Dr. David :

to prevent dry skin.

Customer:

flakes are very very small though. I was not using moisturizer because I never had this issue before

Customer:

so this driness that the tiny flakes are coming off are not to be worried about or associated with Paget's?

Dr. David :

that is dry dead skin coming off from being so dry.

Dr. David :

that is not associated with pagets

Customer:

ok. and doctor apart from red crust hard skin , what are the other risks factors for Paget's?

Dr. David :

that is it.

Customer:

does age and family history counts?

Dr. David :

don't worry about pagets

Dr. David :

this just worsens your health anxiety.

Customer:

ok. I will try.

Dr. David :

good luck to you

Customer:

the paget's is usually in 50+ women doctor? and I also read that its extremely rare.

Dr. David :

yes, that is true.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

anything else doctor to reassure me please?

Dr. David :

you don't have to worry about paget's disease.

Dr. David :

use the moisturizer.

Dr. David :

your flaky skin will go away.

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Dr. David :

if done, please leave positive feedback below.

Customer:

ok I will do that . THank you!!! In case of further worries, I will contact you.

Dr. David :

you can always reach me as Dr. David

Dr. David :

sure.

Dr. David :

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/

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is my website

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don't forget to leave positive feedback below

Customer:

I will leave the positive feedback for sure . Thanks alot for the link.

Dr. David :

thanks for using JustAnswer.com

Customer:

thank you.

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