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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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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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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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Both breasts sharp pain, bruise underneath the nipples, nipples inverted, a little white discharge?

Both breasts sharp pain, bruise underneath the nipples, nipples inverted, a little white discharge?

See a doctor asap: The symptoms you are describing sound worrying. Please see a doctor immediately who can conduct an examination and order investigations to ensure they rule out any sinister causes for your symptoms. Please do not delay ...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 woke up one morning with a random darker skin coloured splotch on both of my boobs, my nipples look bruised, and they are soar. What's wrong?

I woke up one morning with a random darker skin coloured splotch on both of my boobs, my nipples look bruised, and they are soar. What's wrong?

Breast symptoms: Assuming no trauma was involved. Including intimate relations, it makes sense to have a physician examine your breasts and rule out infection as well as cancer. Please make an appointment to see your PMD as soon as possible, if the symptoms and signs described continue without any aggravating physical trauma. ...Read more

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The tips of my nipples are bruised. They have not been touched or injured. My breasts feel full and achy. I am post menopausal. What could it be?

The tips of my nipples are bruised. They have not been touched or injured. My breasts feel full and achy. I am post menopausal. What could it be?

Tip of the Nip: There are several reasons ranging from estrogen influence to the breasts, to breast cancer. Have a md check out the bruising and do a complete "digital" exam which might be both manual and mammogram. ...Read more

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I press on my chest and it feels bruised without doing anything for that to happen. Feels tender above the nipple. Both sides...Not in center. Er?

I press on my chest and it feels bruised without doing anything for that to happen. Feels tender above the nipple. Both sides...Not in center. Er?

Costochondritis: Chest wall pain. Pain arises from the cartilage on either side of sternum. Can be caused by a variety of reasons. Generally self limited. Ibuprofen and heat best answer. No need for er. ...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

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Popped a lump on my nipple and, clear liquid came out and it hurts like, a, bruise? What is going on here?

Popped a lump on my nipple and, clear liquid came out and it hurts like, a, bruise? What is going on here?

Possible cyst: Hard to tell what a lump on the nipple that drains clear liquid when "popped" is, without seeing it. The fact that they liquid is clear, and not bloody or pussy looking, is reassuring. As with all new lumps, if it persists have your physician look at it ...Read more

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My nipples feel bruised and I know I'm ovulating because of my period tracker, can it be because of that?

My nipples feel bruised and I know I'm ovulating because of my period tracker, can it be because of that?

Yes, more likely: From ovulation. See your gyn for any unusual symptoms. Take care! Http://infertility.About. Com/od/tryingtoconceive101/a/ovulationsigns. Htm. ...Read more

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I found a black dot on my boob near my nipple it looks similar to a bruise but has been there for about two weeks. What could it be?

I found a black dot on my boob near my nipple it looks similar to a bruise but has been there for about two weeks. What could it be?

It may need an exam: This short of time for something to appear on the skin is usually caused from the outside (trauma, scratched, etc). I would wait another 2 weeks. If there is still no change, then I would have it checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a red-ish discoloration that is tender coming off my right nipple and a line coming off the roundish bruise like discoloration.

Possible infection: You didn't provide much detail to know for sure, but it could be an infection. See your doctor to fully evaluate and treat. The ducts, glands, and hair follicles around the nipple can become infected. ...Read more

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I have been having a bruise feeling pain under my left nipple that hurts when pushed. I am 21, on Seasonique and neg preg test. What could this be?

I have been having a bruise feeling pain under my left nipple that hurts when pushed. I am 21, on Seasonique and neg preg test. What could this be?

Could ne nothing: If you are sexually active, your partner might been a little rough while handling your breast.
assuming that you never had children and you are not breast feeding, and you said you are not pregnant, then it could be as simple as your bras pressing on the nipple, or the way you sleep, you end up bruising your nipple.
if none of these answers are possible, go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have chest pain just under the nipple on L side following a blow during hockey. There is no external bruising. It is painful to take a full breath?

I have chest pain just under the nipple on L side following a blow during hockey. There is no external bruising. It is painful to take a full breath?

Chest Contusion: Treatment for a chest contusion includes rest, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Deep breathing exercises may be recommended to lessen the risk for atelectasis and pneumonia.

http://www. Freemd. Com/chest-contusion/overview. Htm ...Read more

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I have a painful bruise above my collarbone on the front left side of my neck and I have no idea what it is. Can it have something to do with my nipple?

I have a painful bruise above my collarbone on the front left side of my neck and I have no idea what it is. Can it have something to do with my nipple?

Strange?: Your nipple is a little bit lower than the clavicle. As 4 the bruised area, many times minimal trauma which goes unnoticed can cause this, also heavy back pack may B the culprit. Your nipple has nothing 2 do with it. ...Read more

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I've had a light brown bruise half an inch underneath my left nipple for about 3 weeks now, with no discomfort upon touching. It doesn't feel warm or tender, I do feel a general inflammatory discomfort on my left side sometimes. No recent injuries.?

I've had a light brown bruise half an inch underneath my left nipple for about 3 weeks now, with no discomfort upon touching. It doesn't feel warm or tender, I do feel a general inflammatory discomfort on my left side sometimes. No recent injuries.?

Nipple bruise in man: It would be good to have a doctor look at the "bruised" area and do a general exam to assess your comment about general inflammation. There are some simple blood tests that can assess for inflammation in the body. Breast complaints in men are not as common, but should obviously be evaluated if they don't resolve within a reasonable time frame. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause nipples to feel bruised if I'm not getting my period for another two weeks and I've been having sex?

What can cause nipples to feel bruised if I'm not getting my period for another two weeks and I've been having sex?

Are you pregnant?: I am trying to read between the lines, but one has to consider pregnancy. Knowing when your last period was and if it was normal would help a lot. ...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 left breast hurts around the nipple area like it is bruised. What could this be?

My left breast hurts around the nipple area like it is bruised. What could this be?

Breast Pain: Breast pain can be a symptom of infection as well as benign and cancerous tumors. You should seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Bruise on breast. Covers half the nipple and some outer region. What is the cause? Has a swollen red center. Extremely painful.

Bruise on breast. Covers half the nipple and some outer region. What is the cause? Has a swollen red center. Extremely painful.

Ans: Bruising is a sign of trauma. Did you have any injury or roughness to this are? The redness may be a result of trauma as well or may be infectious. But I would suspect more trauma since the large bruise is there. See your doctor for complete exam and be totally truthful ...Read more

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I'm having really sore nipples, they feel bruised. I started my period on the 18th-23 of January with light pink spotting. What can this be?

Sore nipples: Check HCG. If not pregnant can be variation, hormonal imbalance (in premenstrual syndrome get tender breasts), would check TSH and also consider sonogram check ovaries) but first check HCG for pregnancy ...Read more

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My nipples feel bruised. Last month my period was mostly light brown which isn't normal, and I'm not on birth control anymore. What's wrong?

My nipples feel bruised. Last month my period was mostly light brown which isn't normal, and I'm not on birth control anymore. What's wrong?

Pregnancy?: If you are sexually active, these could be symptoms of pregnancy. If you are also having stomach or more specifically pelvic pain then you need to take a pregnancy test and see a doctor right away if it is positive! ...Read more

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My nipples are been super sensitive and feel bruised for about 4 days. I'm getting my period and not on birth control right now. What's wrong?

My nipples are been super sensitive and feel bruised for about 4 days. I'm getting my period and not on birth control right now. What's wrong?

Nothing wrong!: Hello,

In the week before a period, progesterone is at a high level. The body is preparing to receive the fertilized ovum and every organ in your body is effected. The breasts are hormone sensitive organs and respond to the highs and lows of the menstrual cycle. This is not comfortable but very normal. ...Read more

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25/m flared up mole 4 inches below left nipple. Went to 2 drs, both said no. Ribs around the mole feel bruised. How do I make sure its not cancerous?

25/m flared up mole 4 inches below left nipple. Went to 2 drs, both said no. Ribs around the mole feel bruised. How do I make sure its not cancerous?

Biopsy: The only thing to definitely tell you whether this is cancerous or not is by having a biopsy. An experienced dermatologist can help you recognize the need to have biopsy done or just a follow up. Go to see a dermatologist and discuss further with the doctor. ...Read more

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Both breasts feel bruised and tender. Very painful. Not pregnant. Yellowish discharge from nipples.

Not normal: The only situation in which this would be normal or expected is if you are an avid runner/athlete who does not have a well-fitting sports bra. Otherwise a nipple discharge without a history of pregnancy, delivery or breast-feeding in the recent past is always abnormal and warrants an exam. A 1-sided discharge is more urgently concerning than a symmetric one. ...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?

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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My nipples have been feeling bruised for like 3 days and I've been having sex, I'm not on birth control and I get my period in 2 weeks, why?

My nipples have been feeling bruised for like 3 days and I've been having sex, I'm not on birth control and I get my period in 2 weeks, why?

Preggo: The most likely reason is you are pregnant. Go get tested and if not pregnant and unprepared for pregnancy, think about a condom and some birth control. The other reason is that you didn't ovulate this cycle and that will cause similar symptoms. ...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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