Thanks for posting.
It’s natural to wonder if you should be concerned when you notice a change on your breast.
Although it’s not possible to say what may be causing the changes that you mention, it’s always good to check them out with your GP. Breast changes can happen for many reasons. The pain you are noticing may be due to hormonal changes as part of your monthly cycle (period) or due to benign conditions (not cancer). However, the brown mark on your breast could be caused by a skin condition.
If you haven’t heard back already, as Cabransa suggests it may be worth contacting your GP again. It is likely you will be offered a telephone appointment in the first instance.
You may find our booklet Know your breasts: a guide to breast awareness and screening helpful to look at.
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Thank you for replying. I am going to phone the doctor again on Tuesday and hope that he has time to give me a call back.
it’s a very difficult time at the moment to have a new breast worry, but I would take the mark seriously and get it checked. Keep phoning your GP until you get an appointment or call back because, if you need a breast clinic referral, that may take up to two weeks.
Never leave anything like this unchecked. Good luck and hopefully it will turn out to be nothing.
I’m not sure if this is anything to worry about or not but I discovered a brown mark on my breast at the beginning of the year. The surface area has grown a little and has changed colour to a light brown. It feels a bit raised off the skin. It doesn’t hurt but I have been getting a sharp shooting/pulling pain from my nipple sometimes. The breast with the mark on often feels a bit tender to touch, not just when it’s my menstruation cycle.
I phoned my Dr on Thursday but I am still waiting for his call back.
Should I be worried?