Concerned about spot on my breast

Hello this is my first time using this forum.

I have had a dark pinkish/red/brown spot on my breast for almost a year now. I first noticed it last year while doing a semi regular self check. I left it at first because I thought it would just fade and it didn’t hurt.

I am concerned because it is still here months later and it looks nothing like my other moles or spots on my body. They are all dark brown and circular or temporary red spots. This “mark” has splotchy borders and is shaped a bit like an infinity symbol, and it is pinkish brown at the centre. It’s smooth and ever so slightly raised. It’s on my right breast, which aches more often than my left. It’s only 6/7 mm in length. I have no other spots or moles on my breast. It’s not itchy.

Because I’ve had it for so long and there’s not really much change that I can see, I am unsure if this is something to see a doctor about, or if it’s nothing to worry about. I haven’t really talked to anyone about it before as I don’t know what to say. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Hello. Only a GP can help you and as you are worried, thats a good reason to get it checked. It’s what they are there for. Nobody else will be able to reassure you. Best wishes

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Hello @sunflower5

Welcome to the forums.

As advised above you will need to get it checked by a health professional. I realise that we all worry about “wasting someone’s time” or “making a fuss” but that is what the health care professionals are there for.

In the middle of a lockdown and had a face to face GP appointment to check a spot on my left breast which turned out to be an insect bite, but the doctor was completely sympathetic to my concerns

Kind regards

AM xxx


Hello sunflower5

Thanks for posting.

Breast changes can happen for many reasons. They may be due to hormonal changes as part of your monthly cycle (if you are still having periods) or due to benign conditions (not cancer). For more information see our booklet Know your breasts: a guide to breast awareness and screening.

Skin reactions or conditions can also affect the skin of the breast.

We would also suggest you make an appointment with your GP to be assessed as @adoptedmanc and @edp say. Its important to get any breast or skin changes checked out.

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