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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

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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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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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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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