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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Bf sucked breast and left a bruise and a hard lump appeared few wks ago.lump is still there but it has gotten a lot smaller dime size now. Be worried?

Bf sucked breast and left a bruise and a hard lump appeared few wks ago.lump is still there but it has gotten a lot smaller dime size now. Be worried?

Not worry: There is no reason to be concerned, the lump was caused by trauma and should heal completely without causing any problems. Continue to monitor the lump until it goes completely away, and don't worry about it. Repeated trauma to your breast tissue may cause some problems, so I suggest setting some healthy limits with your boyfriend. ...Read more

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My breast are real found a lump or 2 they said they where banine but nowi have a bruise on left breast?

My breast are real found a lump or 2 they said they where banine but nowi have a bruise on left breast?

Possible ruptured: breast cyst or ?aspiration site bruise. Did your doctor try to deflate the breast mass with a needle. Sometime bruising can occur from wither mammography or the ultraound pressure. Certainly consult with your GYN and get a full report (ultrasound/mamography) on the mass. ...Read more

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There are a small bruise and a pea size lump(above bruise)below my right breast.After touching lump last night i feel a little pain there.What is it?

There are a small bruise and a pea size lump(above bruise)below  my right breast.After touching lump last night i feel a little pain there.What is it?

Breast lesions: Without a exam- it's impossible to tell. Breast lesions/masses need to be examined by your doc with a history and physical.. You may need a mammogram /ultrasound. Lumps can be benign or cancerous. Family history is also important. See you doctor for a exam. ...Read more

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Lump on my breast that will be surgically excised in a couple of weeks. Dr. Said It doesn't appear to be cancer, but now I have a bruise. ?

Lump on my breast that will be surgically excised in a couple of weeks. Dr. Said It doesn't appear to be cancer,  but now I have a bruise. ?

Lump and bruise: Sounds like the lump you are scheduled to have removed has changed. You should let your doctor know first thing tomorrow. If you had a biopsy already that can cause a bruise, one that can be delayed at appearing. Call your surgeon...it would be nice not to have to wait weeks. ...Read more

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I have a solid hard lump in my left breast with redness on the skin. Looks abit bruised. It hurts when I touch it too ?

I have a solid hard lump in my left breast with redness on the skin. Looks abit bruised. It hurts when I touch it too ?

Get it checked: This is something you don't want to mess around with. Even though you are only 20, you need to be sure it isn't cancer. Perhaps you were injured - do you remember getting hit in that area? Nevertheless, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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My right breast became very tender today. It feels bruised. I just found a lump. What should I do and is this possibly cancer?

My right breast became very tender today. It feels bruised. I just found a lump. What should I do and is this possibly cancer?

Mmg, u/s, breastexam: To best evaluate a newly noticed breast lump you should she your primary care doctor or gynecologist. A physical exam by your doctor as well as an ultrasound can tell a lot about the mass and a mammogram may b needed as well. It is possible that additional views are needed if something is suspicious appearing and even a biopsy and MRI may b indicated. If u have a new lump you should go see md. ...Read more

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Bruise type of pain on right upper breast x3 months only in one particular section.No bruise. No discharge or swelling. No lump. No redness. Help!

Bruise type of pain on right upper breast x3 months only in one particular section.No bruise. No discharge or swelling. No lump. No redness. Help!

Btrast pain: Painful breast conditions are a fairly common benign condition, often affecting the upper outer breast region. Needs to be examined by a physician to be sure it is benign. Hormonal changes during the monthly cycle, or hormone changes due to medications or birth control pills can be a common cause of breast pain. ...Read more

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Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should i get this checked?

Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should i get this checked?

Yes: Truly this hard, painful lump on your sternum could possibly be a hematoma (bruise). However, you would likely remember any trauma that may have caused such a lump. Without any recent trauma to the chest wall, i recommend having it checked asap. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more