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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Board Certified, Pediatrics
21 years in practice
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I am a breastfeeding mum. I noticed in one side of a breast pain like bruise pain. What can be?

Dr. Natalie Hodge
Board Certified, Pediatrics
21 years in practice
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I am a breastfeeding mum. I noticed in one side of a breast pain like bruise pain. What can be?

Plugged Ducts: You may have a plugged milk duct problem. Be sure and alternate your positioning as you breastfeed the baby to be sure that all portions of the breast are being adequately " drained " as the baby feeds. The "cross cradle" hold does a good job of emptying these outside ducts. Try a warm compress also several times daily. Congrats for breastfeeding your baby! Bravo! ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok. ?

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Constant breast pain like I have a deep bruise or knot deep in my left armpit. Breasts are gen. Lumpy. Int sharp itchy burning pain. Exam in feb ok. ?

Could be muscular: Rib pain can mimic breast pain. I see it all of the time. Intercostal rib pain, or costochondriitis can mimic breast pain. Your doctor should be able to distinguish between the 2. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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Skin senitivity on right side from upper chest to lower back front and back severe breast pain both breasts but specifically right upper chest top of breast chest like bruised no marks and back on right on the wing?

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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Skin senitivity on right side from upper chest to lower back front and back severe breast pain both breasts but specifically right upper chest top of breast chest like bruised no marks and back on right on the wing?

Nerve pain: This type of pain is due to a problem in that area nerve distribution. I would suggest see a neurologist and do MRI of cervical and thoracic spine asap. ...Read more

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Dr. James Cunnar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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Causes of right breast pain only? Swollen, feels bruised

Dr. James Cunnar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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Causes of right breast pain only? Swollen, feels bruised

Cyst or infection: At your age, it's likely just a cyst. Other possibilities are an infection. Take some ibuprofen, and if it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Board Certified, Dermatology
19 years in practice
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Breast pain in left only, bruise forming, nipple flattening, redness on breast?

Dr. Peterson Pierre
Board Certified, Dermatology
19 years in practice
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Breast pain in left only, bruise forming, nipple flattening, redness on breast?

Breast pain: You should probably see your doctor as soon as you can to get that diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Board Certified, Breast Surgery
18 years in practice
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Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Dr. Regina Hampton
Board Certified, Breast Surgery
18 years in practice
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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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Dr. James Okamoto
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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Pressure & pain left quadrants. Bloat with any food. Easily physically & mentally fatigued. Breast pain & bruising. Clear mammogram. Help?

Dr. James Okamoto
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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Pressure & pain left quadrants.  Bloat with any food.  Easily physically & mentally fatigued.  Breast pain & bruising.  Clear mammogram.  Help?

Lots to deal with: Hang in there! You have a lot of symptoms, and they may not be related. First I see that you are taking Benadryl. That can cause "mental fatigue" so switch to a non sedating antihistamine like allegra. #2 gallbladder removed. This can cause problems with digestion so discuss that with an internist. Omeprazole can sometimes cause abdominal pain and low platelets which can cause bruising. See MD ...Read more

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Dr. Elise Sadoun
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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Female 19 bruising around nipple bluish color, slightly swollen on one side of the breast pain and tenderness. Suggestions?

Dr. Elise Sadoun
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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Female 19 bruising around nipple bluish color,  slightly swollen on one side of the breast pain and tenderness. Suggestions?

See your doctor.: Your symptoms are not normal. Please see your doctor for an examination soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Need help!! I dont know if im pregnant or not , but my breast hurts like bruise ? I have check the pregnancy test , it show negative!

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Need help!! I dont know if im pregnant or not , but my breast hurts like bruise ?  I have check the pregnancy test , it show negative!

The Question is?: If you tested before your period is due you tested too soon and the symptoms are very unlikely to be pregnancy related. If you tested because you have also missed a period you should wait a few days and test again. There are dozens of possible reasons for breast symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Malina Milan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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Breast pain/discomfort and tender lump for several months with a sensitive nipple that looks like it's grown - what could this be?

Dr. Malina Milan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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Breast pain/discomfort and tender lump for several months with a sensitive nipple that looks like it's grown - what could this be?

Breast lump : Should always be evaluated by a physician in order to get proper testing. Please make an appointment with your doctor. Take care! ...Read more

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