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Dr. Rixt Luikenaar Dr. Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
University of Groningen Faculty of Medicine
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Hi I've found two purple spots on top of my breast and I don't know what they are (i am female)?

Hi I've found two purple spots on top of my breast and I don't know what they are (i am female)?

See your doctor: If the spots are away from the nipple it could be anything like a bruise or bite or insect bite. If they are close to the nipple they can be inflamed montgomery glands (they lubricate the nipple). Go see your doc if it does not spontaneously go away. Do you have nipple discharge? If bloody always go see your doc.

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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I have noticed a couple if days ago, a cluster of very tiny little purple spots/ blemishes on my chest above my right breast, what is this?

I have noticed a couple if days ago, a cluster of very tiny little purple spots/ blemishes on my chest above my right breast, what is this?

Don't know: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is causing the lesions.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have small, purple spots on my right breast. It's a small cluster of about 8 or 12 of them. Ranging in light to darker shades of purple. Almost brui?

I have small, purple spots on my right breast. It's a small cluster of about 8 or 12 of them. Ranging in light to darker shades of purple. Almost brui?

Always: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. Most breast masses are benign but it is very important to have it evaluated. If the area is easily visible consider an Healthtap inbox consult to one of our breast specialists, primary care docs or Obgyns.

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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I have a purple spots in my right breast something like exploded blood vessels.

I have a purple spots in my right breast something like exploded blood vessels.

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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I have purple spots on my left breast near my nipple, is this somwthing to be concerned about?

I have purple spots on my left breast near my nipple, is this somwthing to be concerned about?

Breast: Yes, you should have someone in the family to take you to a Gynecologist as soon as possible! Could be nothing major or could be of some concern! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What causes : rapid appearance of brown spots on nose, under eyes, forehead. Feet cold and turn purple, sore breasts, acid reflux, popping joints?

What causes : rapid appearance of brown spots on nose, under eyes, forehead. Feet cold and turn purple, sore breasts, acid reflux, popping joints?

See your doctor: You have too many conditions happening at the same time to be able to address them here, without having a physical examination done by your doctor. It sounds like it's time to be seen for your annual physical, and to address these concerns with her/him. After the exam, s/he will know what other tests to order. You may want to have your vitamin d3, and micronutrient level checked as well.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have a purple spot on my breast for weeks?

I have a purple spot on my breast for weeks?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham Dr. Cunningham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Hello! I'm going to be 19 this year and about 2-3 weeks ago I noticed a small purple spot in my left breast, near my nipple. Is this normal?

Hello! I'm going to be 19 this year and about 2-3 weeks ago I noticed a small purple spot in my left breast, near my nipple. Is this normal?

Exam: I suggest a dermatology consultation. This "sounds" like a hemangioma, a small growth made up of blood vessels: you must be examined to be diagnosed.

Dr. Virginia Phipps Dr. Phipps
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
17 years in practice
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A week ago I noticed a yellow spot (size of a quarter)on my right breast. I cant recall bumping it. I assumed it was a bruise but it has not gone away and I cant recall it being the usual purple before?

A week ago I noticed a yellow spot (size of a quarter)on my right breast. I cant recall bumping it. I assumed it was a bruise but it has not gone away and I cant recall it being the usual purple before?

Check yourself: A spontaneous bruise could mean problems with your platelets. I recommend checking the of your body for similar types of bruises. A routine CBC should give you answers. However, I would perform a self-breast exam to make sure there are no lumps. See your PCP.

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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Hello, I have this light purple spot in my left breast, near my nipple, and I also feel muscle tightening some times a day out of nowhere in that area?

Exam: You must be examined and the skin lesion evaluated and observed. This sounds like a small hemangioma: a benign accumulation of capillaries under the skin; however, diagnosis depends on direct observation and cannot be done online. The breast/chest pain must be evaluated by a breast exam.

Dr. Monique Ruberu Dr. Ruberu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
15 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. They are pretty minor one big reddish-purplish spot. Is there anything I can do?

I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. They are pretty minor one big reddish-purplish spot. Is there anything I can do?

Ref spots: Keep area clean and cool and spots will resolve within 48 hr if you did not burn skin. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation.

Dr. Katharine Cox Dr. Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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Sir. I have many black spots in my breasts. They never go. I m 34 old woman. I am afraid whether it is cancer symptom. When I plucked white substance came?

Not cancer: Breast cancer fs a lesion that develops in the region of or within the ductal system of the breast ie DCIS. Little black spots on the skin of the breast are skin lesions. The most common would be blackheads from plugged early developing sebaceous cysts. By plucking the material from the cyst, the whitish material would be the sebaceous material of the developing cyst.

Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Can vision problems such as blind spots be a symptom of breast cancer?

Can vision problems such as blind spots be a symptom of breast cancer?

NO: More likely retinal venous occlusion or arterial occlusion See an opthalmologist for retinal exam

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Purple spots?: It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er!

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home. If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome. If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue.

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