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I have a very bad cold and some fought hard fit during the

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I have a very bad cold and some fought hard fit during the night , three days ago I woke up in the middle of the night and my right breast was hurting and in the morning I had a big bruise on my right breast I am feeling some lump under there and it's sore.
JA: When did you first notice this? When was your last mammogram?
Customer: Mammogram was two years ago don't think it could come from my coughing do much
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had implants two years ago never any problem, the bruise seems to change a bit
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok is it going to be on my email
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

Yes,

How large is the bruise & lump?

Did you have any trauma?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am 57 the bruise start on the right side and go down on the right side of the nipple lighter under that where I feel some kind of a lump
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No rippling or swelling but sore
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Nipple is not sore or swollen just normal
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Can caughing really strongly do that
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
If I see a doctor as I don't have a good health insurance which one should I see
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
The bruise & lump is likely from an inflammation.
Thrombpphlebitis, trauma can cause such.
An infection can also be there.

It is not related to coughing.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor

You can see doctor in urgent care or walk in clinic.

Antibiotic can be needed..
You can apply warm moist compress.
Tylenol can be taken for pain.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.
Regards.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Do you think it could include?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
IBC
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

I do not think so.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Why are you ruling it out and how can I find out if really it's not IBC
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Sorry I am really scared and I am supposed to
Leave for three weeks on a business trip
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I just had Zithromax for my cold
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

When did you finish Zithromax?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Two days ago
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
My cold didn't improve much and I got that huge bruise appearing
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

You may need other antibiotic like augmentin.

However, it needs to be decided after an examination.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
you don't really have an answer for me?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
What's the chance for IBC or breast cancer
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

Regarding IBC, a lump is usually not felt.

The skin becomes swollen, pitted which you are not having.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok so you think it can wait or should I go to a doctor rapidly
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
But why a bruise sorry I am not sure how long I can keep asking questions
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

Bruise can appear over a lump if there is an inflammation, infection, abscess etc.

I feel you need an examination soon.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok I will try to go before my trip, thank you
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

You are always welcome.
Best wishes.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
If I can't get an appointment what signs should I look for. What if the bruise goes away how long can it last?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

In case it is from trauma then it can take 7-10 days to gradually subside.

In case of infection, the lump, bruise will continue to increase without proper treatment.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok thank you very much
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 5 months ago.

You are again welcome.