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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 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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Bruising (Definition)

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