Hello, I want to ask. On top of the breasts close to my upper armpit arises redness (not a lump) and hurts when pressed. I just happened to be h + 4 pms. Is that related to PMS? Thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition for the emergence of painful redness, and that is not a lump, is generally not related to hormones, menstrual cycles or PMS. Related conditions are usually the appearance of soft lumps that disappear depending on one's menstrual cycle. So the possibilities that happen to you are:
Insect bite or sting
Bacterial skin infection
Skin irritation due to chemicals such as deodorant
Impact of injury
And it could also be for other reasons depending on the results of the examination. Our advice, you should check your condition at a general practitioner first to find out through history collection, such as how long this condition has occurred, how the pattern, whether there is protrusion under the skin that is not visible, whether the pain is only when held or not, then done physical examination by looking directly to increasingly pursed possibilities. Treatment that you will receive later depends on the results of this examination, including if it turns out you need to be referred.
Meanwhile, if it turns out you just used cosmetics, deodorants or other chemicals in the area, avoid using them first. Make sure you wear clothes that are comfortable and not tight, as well as your bra size. Warm compresses to relieve pain, and if it is very annoying, it is okay to take over-the-counter pain relievers by reading the rules of use listed. So, hopefully answering your question.