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I have had a breast hematoma for 1 yr which is "benign" but how much longer should I have it before I should get it checked again? I notice it daily.

I have had a breast hematoma for 1 yr which is "benign" but how much longer should I have it before I should get it checked again? I notice it daily.

Hematoma is: A collection of blood, so it should not persist for more than a few months at the most. Have a surgeon check it out. Are you sure it is not a hemangioma of the skin? Then you would need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with a breast hematoma. They said it looked benign but i still notice it. What can I do to make it feel better or make it go away?

Time will heal: A hematoma is just a bruise under the skin. It will go away over time, but it often takes weeks or more. Be patient. ...Read more

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How do you know if your breast hematoma is infected?

How do you know if your breast hematoma is infected?

Need more info..: Why do you have a hematoma? How do you know it is a hematoma? Recent surgery or injury? Generally there would be a significant increase in breast pain, heat ; redness with spreading heat ; redness away from the hematoma ; maybe increasing bresst swelling. Need to see a doctor for an exam if you are concerned to be able to tell what you have. ...Read more

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Breast hematoma after lumpectomy - bruising is travelling down the stomach. What should I do?

Breast hematoma after lumpectomy - bruising is travelling down the stomach. What should I do?

Talk with your surge: Your surgeon should be able to guide you in this matter. Hematomas can seep into the skin and underneath it and look ugly but they usually are not that serious unless there is continuing bleeding. You must inform your surgeon right away if you have not done yet. He/she is your best guide for further help and advice. ...Read more

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How long should it take a breast to heal after a stereotactic biopsy with 2 needle sticks: 3cm & 12cm? If there's a hematoma?

How long should it take a breast to heal after a stereotactic biopsy with 2 needle sticks: 3cm & 12cm? If there's a hematoma?

Hematoma: Hematoma complicating a breast biospy will take 6 to 8 weeks to resolve, depending on how large the hematoma is. Use a support bra. Report to your provider if the area becomes warm, red or drains as infected hematoma can occur. Hope the pathology is benign. Be well. ...Read more

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Can hematomas in the breasts ever develop into anything more serious? How long do hematomas typically stay in the breast?

Can hematomas in the breasts ever develop into anything more serious? How long do hematomas typically stay in the  breast?

Usually just resolve: Hematomas happen with a direct blow with a blunt object or running into something hard. If none of these have happened the. You need it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I had stereotactic breast biopsy which formed hematoma which drained through incision for past month. Just stopped. Should I do anything to help heal?

Bleeding disorder?: Have you ever had bleeding problems before? That seems like a very very long time to have bleeding from a biopsy. Speak with your doctor and see if you need further testing such as a platelet count. ...Read more

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On my rib underneath my breast theres a slight bruise and I've had it for a long time now not much pain just a little discomfort what could it be?

On my rib underneath my breast theres  a slight bruise and I've had it for a long time now not much pain just a little discomfort what could it be?

Hemangioma/hematoma: It depends on how long you had the "bruise" for: if few weeks or few months it may be a hematoma (blood that leaked from ruptured vessels due to trauma or bruising) and should clear shortly but if you had for years or since birth it can be a vascular anomaly or hemangioma (benign tumor of blood vessels). If it blanches (turns pale) whem you press it, it is likely a hemangioma ...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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Can a hematoma in the breast be dangerous?

Can a hematoma in the breast be dangerous?

It depends: how big?: "hematoma" is a term that means a collection of blood within a tissue in the body, usually soft tissue like muscle, skin, or breast. Most often it just means a bruise, but it can also mean a collection or pool of blood within a part of the body. Usually bruises are pretty minor, but a large "puddle" of blood can be painful. If it's big enough, it can compress blood vessels or become infected. ...Read more

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I have a knot under my armpit... I believe is from my breasts hematoma. Is that normal?

Not typically normal: Breast hematoma implies a blood collection or bruising either after surgery or some trauma. Have you had any of it recently ? More commonly a knot in armpit is either from a simple cyst or lymph node or infected hair follicle. ...Read more

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What do you do for a hematoma after a breast biopsy?

Usually nothing: A hematoma is a collection of blood that collects in a space where a procedure was performed. It is common for a hematoma to form. If there is alot of bleeding, you may have a larger hematoma. In most cases, they can be monitored and will resolve on their own after 2-3 months. If is causes discomfort, then you may need evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Could birth control pills cause a hematoma to form in the breasts?

Could birth control pills cause a hematoma to form in the breasts?

No: Its not likely for OCPs to cause hematoma in the breast. Often it results from trauma or if you have an intrinsic bleeding disorder. Talk to your doctor further to discuss the causes behind the hematoma Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows cluster of breast lymphnodes less than 2 mm. Normal biopsy 6 months ago resulted in hematoma. Could I still have nodes due to biopsy.

Ultrasound shows cluster of breast lymphnodes less than 2 mm. Normal biopsy 6 months ago resulted in hematoma. Could I still have nodes due to biopsy.

It is normal: to have lymph nodes. As long as they are normal in size and have no suspicious ultrasound characteristics, they are generally of no concern. ...Read more

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Small lump after breast biopsy, is it a hematoma?

Small lump after breast biopsy, is it a hematoma?

unlikely: Most probably , after breast biopsy patient has focal hemorrhage and small area of fat necrosis, as previous site of biopsy. Breast tissue predominantly fatty and does not reveal large blood vessels and ussually no hematomas after biopsy. A hematoma or haematoma, is a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually in liquid form within the tissue. ...Read more

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What can I do for hematoma after right breast lumpectomy for cancer?

Support: Initially, ice applied to the area in short periods can help. After 3-4 days, switch to an occasional heating pad. Wear a good support bra. Occasionally, if the hematoma is too large and tense, it may need to be drained. This is done by reopening the incision, evacuating the blood clot, and reclosing the wound over a soft drain. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i ask for an bx on a complex cysts of breast. Had hematoma initially. Had thyroid cancer and adopted.

Should i ask for an bx on a complex cysts of  breast. Had hematoma initially. Had thyroid cancer and adopted.

Unnecessary : Breast cysts are caused by blocked ducts within the breast and do not require biopsy. Occasionally, debris or septae within the cyst may give it a "complex" appearance; we often repeat the ultrasound 6 months later to be certain that what we presumed was a complex cyst was not actually a solid mass. ...Read more