I HAVE AN EGG SIZED BRUISE (DEEP PURPLE TO ALMOST BLACK) ON MY BREAST FOR NO REASON I CAN ATTRIBUTE IT TO. IT IS ON THE SIDE OF THE BREAST NEAREST THE CHEST. I CURRENTLY TAKE PLAVIX. IS AN ULTRASOUND OR MAMMOGRAM RECOMMENDED?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 66
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I'm sorry to hear about this
When did it appear?
Is it painful?
it appeared approximately five (5) days ago, no it is not painful.
Okay, and do you have any medical conditions?
Are you there?
i have one cardiac stent (8 yrs.), and have arthritis
Okay, this may be a hematoma or bruise due to plavix, but it needs to be examined to make sure, then a mammogram can be done if it is suspicious
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do you not recommend waiting on the duration of the bruise? should it be looked at now?
what is the definition of a hemotoma?
I think it should be looked at now, if you wait it may get worse, and I would like it to be examined while the symptoms are present which will make it easier to diagnose
A hematoma is a collection of blood
is it the same as a clot?
No, a clot would form within a blood vessel, a hematoma is within the soft tissues
thank you for your explanations