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Forum Name: Breast Cancer

Question: Breast yeast question?


 kim_momof4 - Thu Oct 16, 2003 9:21 am

I am a generally healthy 27 yr. old female. My right breast is a bit swollen, leaking, and the nipple and areola are itchy. My Doctor said it could be a yeast infection. I am not breastfeeding, and I have not taken any antibiotics recently. What could be the possible cause of this? Is there a possibility it could be anything else? Thanks!
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:29 pm

User avatar You should probably culture the discharge to determine if it is indeed yeast infection or something else. Have you tested your blood sugar for diabetes?

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