I am freaking out...
I've been experiencing itchy nipples for the past 3-4 weeks in both breasts which has now developed into dry flaky skin around each nipple/areola area. I have actually had this before, when it started I was 17/18 years old. I had extremely itchy breasts in both sides where I would wake up at night and constantly itch them. It became so bad that the flaky area was oozing out clear fluid that would often stick to my bras and clothing!
I never had nipple discharge ever it would only "ooze" out and not heal from my areola. That cleared up after 5 months and it completely went for about 3 1/2 years. Last year in spring it flared up again, but I do think it was because my boyfriend did suck on my breasts quite a bit. It wasn't nearly as bad as it was back when I was a teenager. Now, about a month ago it has flared up again as my boyfriend was being playful with my boobs. I don't really want to rule out anything sinister because I have experienced the same thing in my teens without any stimulation.
I am 22 and I am becoming increasingly scared that this could be Paget's or another type of breast cancer. I have seen a couple of doctors and even one LAUGHED at me saying that Paget's is an extremely rare disease and that you see it in women over 50. Am I worrying about nothing or have I waited too long? It's been 4 years since the first initial symptoms appeared but they went away? Do the symptoms of Paget's stay or can they come and go every couple of years? I'm freaking out... I have really bad health anxiety.