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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 hit my chest against a wooden banister. Should I be worried about a small bruise around my nipple?

I hit my chest against a wooden banister. Should I be worried about a small bruise around my nipple?

Bruise: Bruising the breast obviously going to be sore for several days may even be weeks. Nothing need to worry about unless signs of infection shows up. Watch for redness, warmth and increasing tenderness and fever, otherwise icing and non steroidal anti inflammatory like advil or aleve (naproxen) should help. ...Read more

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Can bruises around your nipple be a sign of cancer?

Can bruises around your nipple be a sign of cancer?

Maybe: if spontaneous and not related to trauma and are a female of middle age maybe, see a dr for eval. ...Read more

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I hit my chest on a bannister. I have a small bruise near my nipple. Should I be worried since its on the same side as my heart? its light brown.

I hit my chest on a bannister. I have a small bruise near my nipple. Should I be worried since its on the same side as my heart? its light brown.

Don't worry...: Your heart is very well protected by your rib-cage. Its unlikely that you damaged your heart unless you broke a rib. Keep an eye on it but you are most likely only superficially bruised. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What do I do for lump in breast & bruised nipple?

What do I do for lump in breast & bruised nipple?

Be seen!!!: If this occurred without trauma you should see a physician for an exam. If you experienced trauma to this area, give it time to heal. If it heals slowly or doesn't heal (lump and bruise do not diminish) go see your doctor. All serious diseases (including cancer) of the breast are best diagnosed and treated early. ...Read more

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My left nipple keeps turning purple, like a bruise, but if i get water on it it goes back to normal, what are the reasons for that?!

My left nipple keeps turning purple, like a bruise, but if i get water on it it goes back to normal, what are the reasons for that?!

Not sure: Your symptoms are somewhat odd and nothing "jumps" out that would cause this. Sometimes it is best to see a dr. And get an routine exam, and in your case an exam that would include a comprehensive breast exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a bruise on the side of my nipple which has now turned into a spot which won't go away and produced pus and I can now see a hole once pus gone?

I had a bruise on the side of my nipple which has now turned into a spot which won't go away and produced pus and I can now see a hole once pus gone?

Skin infections: Pus on the skin is usually the symptom of a skin infection. When red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...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