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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok is it going to be on my email
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Yes,

How large is the bruise & lump?

Did you have any trauma?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
No rippling or swelling but sore
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nipple is not sore or swollen just normal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can caughing really strongly do that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I see a doctor as I don't have a good health insurance which one should I see
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Do you think it could include?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
IBC
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

I do not think so.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why are you ruling it out and how can I find out if really it's not IBC
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I am really scared and I am supposed to
Leave for three weeks on a business trip
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just had Zithromax for my cold
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

When did you finish Zithromax?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Two days ago
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My cold didn't improve much and I got that huge bruise appearing
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

You may need other antibiotic like augmentin.

However, it needs to be decided after an examination.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you don't really have an answer for me?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What's the chance for IBC or breast cancer
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Regarding IBC, a lump is usually not felt.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok so you think it can wait or should I go to a doctor rapidly
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But why a bruise sorry I am not sure how long I can keep asking questions
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

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

I feel you need an examination soon.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I will try to go before my trip, thank you
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

You are always welcome.
Best wishes.

Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Ok thank you very much
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

You are again welcome.