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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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Seat belt hit my right breast there is no bruise or soreness. Area hit is where I had benign tumor years ago and there is scar tissue. Is it okay?

Seat belt hit my right breast there is no bruise or soreness.  Area hit is where I had benign tumor years ago and there is scar tissue. Is it okay?

Okay: What you described is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a sore chest inbetween my breasts and feels tender to touch. Feels like its bruised. Pain intensifies when I press on the area?

I have a sore chest inbetween my breasts and feels tender to touch. Feels like its bruised. Pain intensifies when I press on the area?

First of all: STOP PRESSING on it!! You may have inflammation of the small cartilages which allow your chest to be FLEXIBLE (to allow you to BREATH IN AIR!) This is a common problem. Apply ICE Packs and try WARM packs and ALTERNATE (see which helps more!) Take IBUPOROFEN 400 mgm every 6 hours and if the pain continues after a few days of above ...see your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for possible xrays Z ...Read more

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16. 1 yr neph.Elbows me accidently in breast. They are sore & feel like knots are in them. Could this be cancerous or just a bruise ?

16. 1 yr neph.Elbows me accidently in breast. They are sore & feel like knots are in them. Could this be cancerous or just a bruise ?

Just a bruise likely: If the soreness and lump is in the part of the breast your nephew accidentally struck, it is almost certainly a bruise or even a hematoma(bleeding into breast). It should go away in a few weeks. If it doesn't go away, you should see your physician. Breast cancer if very rare but not unheard of at 16 years of age. ...Read more

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I have soreness on my left breast and went to a doctor yesterday and at first he said he thought he felt firmness and then he saw a bruise.

I have soreness on my left breast and went to a doctor yesterday and at first he said he thought he felt firmness and then he saw a bruise.

Needs Further Tests: IF you have a "new" breast tenderness and your doctor "felt" something, you should have further testing. This would likely include a mammogram and possibly breast ultrasound. If there was a trauma to the breast, it could leave a bruise and cause some firmness in the deeper tissues. Although that can be normal, I would recommend follow-up. ...Read more

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For the past month, my breast have been feeling sore, almost like bruised and tender. I hardly sleep on my stomach too. Thoughts please?

For the past month, my breast have been feeling sore, almost like bruised and tender. I hardly sleep on my stomach too. Thoughts please?

Get tested!: Sore and tender breasts can be a sign of pregnancy, so if you're sexually active (even a month or more ago), be sure to get a pregnancy test to know for sure. ...Read more

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Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain(but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Sore nipples for 3weeks, now week of them not being sore, I have a bruise type pain(but no bruise) and lump in right breast?

Nursing a baby?: If you are or are not that matters on what to do. If you are consult a lactation consultant. If you are not nursing an infant, have a doctor examine your breasts. This could be infection, or it could be a growth, or it could be normal breast cysts that come and go monthly in some women. Please have a doctor do a history and physical to attend to your problems. ...Read more

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Breasts are sore,feel fuller&bruised. They have grown in size, but bra fits. I had a normal period on 13/06 & negative preg test. Is this pms/preg?

Breasts are sore,feel fuller&bruised. They have grown in size, but bra fits. I had a normal period on 13/06 & negative preg test. Is this pms/preg?

Too early to tell: Did u have unprotected sex? If no, and u were in no contact with sperm, than ur not pregnant. If yes, than it's a bit too early to tell. Of you think you might be pregnant, abstain from drugs, EtOH, and tobacco, & contact ur ob. If you have regular 28 day cycles, then you wouldn't be due for ur next period until tomorrow. Some home pregnancy tests would be accurate 2-3 days after ur missed pd. ...Read more

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I have bruise like pain on my left breast dor a week but no bruise. I don't feel a lump but its really sore. Is this a sign of breast cancer?

I have bruise like pain on my left breast dor a week but no bruise. I don't feel a lump but its really sore. Is this a sign of breast cancer?

Usually : Breast cancer does not hurt. You also are not in the age category for the condition and self exam is negative. I also do not know were are u in your cycle. You can wait and see what happens, but if anxious the best go see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Need in-person eval: These symptoms could be a number of things: cystic changes, abscess, breast cancer. You should contact your primary care doctor and ask to be referred to a breast specialist (breast surgeon). You also need a mammogram and ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have a very Sore area on my upper right breast, near my arm pit - maybe a tender lymph gland. It's feels bruised and sore to touch but no swelling. ?

I have a very Sore area on my upper right breast, near my arm pit - maybe a tender lymph gland. It's feels bruised and sore to touch but no swelling. ?

Lump on Breast: I am very conservative when it comes to new Breast lumps. I feel they all should be checked out. This is both for your piece of mind and because missing something is potentially devastating. Your chances of it being anything is low but not zero. Please make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have multiple small ovarian cysts and a mucus filled cyst in my cervix. Symptoms: pelvic pain, bruising, sore breasts, fever. What is going on?

Common findings: The multiple cysts on your ovaries are common for women of your age. The cervix cyst is also abnormal variant. The pain and sore breasts could also be attributed to "normal" variations in your cycle. The fever and bruising should be worked up by your PCP. From a Gyn standpoint, these seem like common findings, but should be talked about with your doctors. ...Read more

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Cold chills, night sweats, breast fibroadenomas, sore breast, hair loss, excessive bruising, fatigue, what type of test should I be asking for.

Cold chills, night sweats, breast fibroadenomas, sore breast, hair loss, excessive bruising, fatigue, what type of test should I be asking for.

H/P, labs: See your doctor and report these symptoms. He/she will probably start with a thorough history and physical and probably some basic lab work. ...Read more

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I had an EKG and chest x ray 2 days ago, both were normal. I still have chest discomfort and my chest feels bruised/sore (breast bone). Blood clot?

I had an EKG and chest x ray 2 days ago, both were normal. I still have chest discomfort and my chest feels bruised/sore (breast bone). Blood clot?

Probably not: Especially at your age. Could be an inflammatory condition called costochondritis. See your doc to be sure and look for other causes. Probably nothing serious. But, see your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts sore and tender?

Why are my breasts sore and tender?

Breast tenderness: Breasts can normally be tender prior to the period especially if mammary dysplasia(fibrocystic breasts) are present. In the latter case, decrease your chocolate an caffeine use the week prior to your period. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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