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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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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

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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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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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 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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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?

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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Bruising (Definition)

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