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Iv had a significant bruise on one breast days, noticed

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Iv had a significant bruise on one breast for few days, noticed yesterday a hard lump underneath size of a coin. The bruising is going away now
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Women do get exceedingly worried with a breast lump. The first thing in mind comes about breast cancer. But with your description this is likely to be a non cancerous swelling. The possibilities are;

1) breast abscess

2) hematoma

3) infected breast cyst.

An ultrasound of the breast and x-ray (mammography) are likely to clinch the diagnosis, apart from physical exam. Your doctor may aspirate it under ultrasound guide for exact ascertainment of the diagnosis.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

The other diagnostic possibilities are;

1) Cellulitis

2) Mastitis.

Both are infection inflammatory swelling and warrant an antibiotic treatment.

It is privilege assisting you.

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