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First off all, I do not believe that this is a sign of breast cancer. You can rest easy on this issue.
It sounds like wearing your bra to bed caused irritation to a superficial vein which then formed a clot. These things happen at times.
As long as you are otherwise healthy and having no other symptoms there is nothing to worry about.
At this point you should use hot compresses to that area to speed healing.
If things don't show some improvement by Monday, I would give your doctor a call and see if she feels you should be seen.
So. What it the take home message here? This is not a sign of breast cancer. You are going to be fine.
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Yes, but I have one more question
Are you just an eye doctor or do you have experience in other fields?
I am an eye surgeon and also have training in internal medicine
And my wife has had lots of cysts, lumps and breast issues...
Okay. So, should I just leave the area alone or put warm compresses on it... Oh okay..yes, since I was 22 my gyn has said I have fibrocystic breasts..but I suffer from severe anxiety and depression, which gets bad when things happen
I would put warm compresses on it. I think what you are experiencing is the physical issues above and this has triggered your anxiety....this is perfectly understandable.
I hope I've helped you to feel better :)
yes thank you
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