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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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I have a red bruise on my breast its been there for several months, now it has scratches on it I don't recall hitting it on anything is it serious?

I have a red bruise on my breast its been there for several months, now it has scratches on it I don't recall hitting it on anything is it serious?

See your doctor: It may be a simple skin lesion but it could be a sign of a problem with the breast. A clinical exam and a mammogram, possibly even a biopsy will sort it out. ...Read more

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I have a red bruise on my breast that has scratches on it. A long time ago a had trauma to my breast but it seems like the bruise hasn't gone away yet?

I have a red bruise on my breast that has scratches on it. A long time ago a had trauma to my breast but it seems like the bruise hasn't gone away yet?

Have it examined: Just to be sure we don't miss a serious underlying condition like blood disorder or malignancy. God bless you! ...Read more

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I got a large bruise on my breast it was bigger than my hand The dr said if I got a lump to go back to the dr now I think I have one how serious is it?

I got a large bruise on my breast it was bigger than my hand The dr said if I got a lump to go back to the dr now I think I have one how serious is it?

Bruise: It could be a hematoma - a collection of blood - usually due to trauma. Or it could be an enlarging benign cyst. Neither are serious - more of a nuisance and discomfort. May need to be drained. I agree with the re-evaluation. ...Read more

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My Chest Is Bruised Between My Breast, Hurts To Breathe And I'm Going From Chills To Sweats. Should I Go To The ER?

My Chest Is Bruised Between My Breast, Hurts To Breathe And I'm Going From Chills To Sweats. Should I Go To The ER?

Yes: Difficulty breathing is a good reason to be seen in the ER, even if you think you know the cause. You may be surprised what is going on in your chest. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 5 mo old and I have a very severe bruise like pain in my left breast. Feels like a bruise underneath my breast bur no lumps?

I am breastfeeding my 5 mo old and I have a very severe bruise like pain in my left breast. Feels like a bruise underneath my breast bur no lumps?

See your doc: Could be an infection of the mammary glands or ducts, called mastitis. You should see your primary or OB/GYN because you may need antibiotics. Also may be yeast type infection. Best get checked out soon to avoid more suffering and take good care of your infant! ...Read more

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Greenish bruise-like on my breast, pregnancy?

Greenish bruise-like on my breast, pregnancy?

It is more likely to: Be an injury that you were not aware of. This is not a pregnancy sx. Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas ; insomnia. ...Read more

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What should I do about this? Last week I noticed a quarter size bruise on my right breast and it didn't hurt or anything so I let it be but I had no clue where it came from now today my right breast is hurting but not by the bruise area I am not pmsing or

Your: Your question doesn't indicate your age, but you describe concerning changes in the skin of your right breast. This should be further examined. It may be a simple bruise or something more concerning such as a cyst or neoplasm. ...Read more

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I recently, TooK A Punch To My Chest And Have A Bruise In Between My Breasts. It's Very Painful AND Hurts When I Breathe. ER? Or No?

I recently, TooK A Punch To My Chest And Have A Bruise In Between My Breasts. It's Very Painful AND Hurts When I Breathe. ER? Or No?

ER: It may be just bruised, but a sternal fracture is possible. With breathing difficulty, an ER is the place to be. Sounds like a police report is also in order. ...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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I bruised my breast playing a sport, should I worry about my breast? And is there anything I can do to speed up the healing process?

I bruised my breast playing a sport, should I worry about my breast? And is there anything I can do to speed up the healing process?

Ice / Advil (ibuprofen): Ice for the first 24 hours may keep swelling down and be more comfortable. Advil (ibuprofen) will also help with the swelling and inflammation and pain. Be sure to keep it supported. Other than that -- time needed for healing. You are young and should expect recovery without incident in a timely fashion. Certainly protect it from further trauma, at least until it heals. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Well basically a bruise appeared on my Breast last night out of no where, I do not want to touch it mainly I'm getting a tangley feeling in my Breast & having shooting pains go to my stomach witch my stomach is in so much pain do you have any idea what I

Well basically a bruise appeared on my Breast last night out of no where, I do not want to touch it mainly I'm getting a tangley feeling in my Breast & having shooting pains go to my stomach witch my stomach is in so much pain do you have any idea what I

Abdominal pain: If your abdominal pain is severe then this is the priority. If it is painful to touch and if you have fever, nausea or vomiting then you should be evaluated in an ER now. The new lesion on the breast can be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello! I want to know what this tender spot that looks like a light pink place/feels like a bruise is on my breast! I'm scared that it may be Mastitis, but im an overall healthy person, and I don't have children and I don't breastfeed and I haven't had any c

Hello! I want to know what this tender spot that looks like a light pink place/feels like a bruise is on my breast! I'm scared that it may be Mastitis, but im an overall healthy person, and I don't have children and I don't breastfeed and I haven't had any c

Possibly a cyst: A tender area on the breast with overlying redness could be many things. Fibrocystic disease is common, and depending on where you are in your cycle may have an effect. If it continues to worsen or if the redness is spreading I'd have a doctor take a look. A superficial skin infection can also be a possibility. ...Read more

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Hi. I woke up this morning with a bruise on my left breast. It looks like burst blood vessels. What would cause this? Thanks

Hi. I woke up this morning with a bruise on my left breast. It looks like burst blood vessels. What would cause this? Thanks

Watch for 1-2 weeks: A bruise on the breast can be caused by trauma which can cause bleeding under skin especially if you are taking aspirin but it can also be somethings less likely like a bleeding disorder, low platelets or rarely, a tumor can show up with a bruise. If it is painless (non- tender) then it is unlikely due to trauma. Watch if it changes or gets bigger, then go see your doctor. Otherwise it may go away ...Read more

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My breasts have been itchy &i have a large bruise on my right breast and have no idea where it came from. I had a negative pregnancy test 3 days ago.

My breasts have been itchy &i have a large bruise on my right breast and have no idea where it came from. I had a negative pregnancy test 3 days ago.

Breast exam: An examination is needed to determine what might be happening. Your doctor can do a breast exam and refer you for a mammogram if needed. One should never assume that a breast mass, lump, skin change or other issue is normal until it has been thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a chest infection and on antibiotics. I had a bad cough but I have bruised feeling around my breast and back is that normal worried about breas?

Coughing: Coughing can cause strain of the chest wall muscles and pain. In extreme situations it can even cause fracture of the ribs. Consider evaluation when cough is gone. ...Read more

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I have a bruised rib right under my breast happen about 3-4 weeks ago, first week it hurt bad but then got better but now it hurts again heat or cold?

I have a bruised rib right under my breast happen about 3-4 weeks ago, first week it hurt bad but then got better but now it hurts again heat or cold?

Evaluation: Although a cold pack may help to ease swelling, inflammation and numb the pain but I would recommend you to talk to a physician in detail as the pain re-occured after initial improvement. ...Read more

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I have noticed a bruise on both of my breast nipples and it pains. On the left side it is almost coming out when it gets tender.?

I have noticed a bruise on both of my breast nipples and it pains. On the left side it is almost coming out when it gets tender.?

Breast bruising: Or bleeding requires a breast exam and ultrasound. Can also be related to poorly fitting bras and sexual manipulation. ...Read more

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My chest feels bruised near where my left breast meets centre of chest. Feels tender when I touch that area and hurts when I move or lean on left arm?

My chest feels bruised near where my left breast meets centre of chest. Feels tender when I touch that area and hurts when I move or lean on left arm?

Tender: You MUST see your Gynecologist about this as soon as possible! The Gynecologist will look after you!

PS: Fortunately my wife just got over breast cancer but my daughter age 47 is still having trouble with her breast cancer. It will get better over time but it is not fun! ...Read more

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I was in an fatal car accident, but, got out lucky. Seatbelt bruised my entire right breast, bruising is almost completely gone but now I have a lump.

I was in an fatal car accident, but, got out lucky. Seatbelt bruised my entire right breast, bruising is almost completely gone but now I have a lump.

Resolving hematoma: Sorry to hear that someone was killed. That's terrible. You are indeed very lucky. The lump is not unexpected. Often times when we get a bad bruise, even once the color of the bruise is gone a lump remains behind. It's basically a hematoma (collective of blood from the bruise). The body will generally reabsorb the blood but it can take a long time. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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